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Ivan Zimmermann Now in Sudan, En Route to Cape Town in Tour d'Afrique

Johannesburg, South Africa, January 25, 2015 --( Tonya Khoury, the MD of ROI Africa the media monitoring and intelligence company supporting actor Ivan Zimmermann’s conquest to collect 12,000 cans of food for each of the 12,000km he travels, says Ivan has entered Sudan today after successfully completing his trip through Egypt on a bicycle.

Ivan says, “It’s gone well so far, but I am fully aware that I have very difficult days ahead with the extreme heat, but I also know #Leadersneverquit!”

He departed on the Tour d’Afrique on 9 January in Cairo and is expected to arrive on 9 May in Cape Town.

Tour d’Afrique has been recognised as the world’s longest and most challenging mountain bike stage adventure. This is the '13th edition' and includes ten countries, stretching through Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

Zimmermann will take photos and videos and will share that with media on a regular basis. He is also planning to follow the trip with motivational talks countrywide.

The main sponsors of Zimmermann’s venture are SAICA (the South African Institute for Chartered Accountants), who will be running an internal motivational campaign, Leaders Never Quit, in conjunction with the trip, and SAGE Pastel.

Ivan plans to raise one tin of food for each of the 12 000 kilometres and this food will be distributed by the Hanna Charity and Empowerment Foundation in South Africa. For more information together with collection points for the tins, visit

About Ivan Zimmermann: Ivan was born free and with a great sense of adventure. He is known to the South African public as actor, for roles in Egoli, 7de Laan, Interrogation Room and Dit wat Stom is. He also starred in movies like Platteland, Verraaiers, the Egoli Movie and Spook van Uniondale. During next year he will be starring in Villa Rosa between January and March 2015 and in Vlug na Egipte between January and April 2015, both on kykNET. In his free time Ivan is a keen sportsman, participating regularly in mountain biking, surfing and stand-up paddle boarding.
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Tonya Khoury
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