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Vanessa Haywood-Sandes

Vanessa Haywood-Sandes

South African actress, TV presenter, mother and businesswoman Vanessa Haywood took the world by storm when she landed a role in Hollywood blockbuster, District 9.  Since then she appeared on multiple of magazine covers, travelled the world, married international trail running champion Ryan Sandes and become a mother to her son Max. We chat to her about how her family has been managing during lockdown, how they have been keeping fit and the virtual run she did for the SPCA.

Vanessa also discusses how she is managing homeschooling and if teaching something that comes easy to her. 

She also weighs in on Alan Winde, the Western Cape Premier’s, statement that it is important to have more time to exercise to avoid densely populated areas and the 6am – 9am exercise curfew. 

A few months ago, a close friend and Top SA cyclist Nic Dlamini was attacked on Table Mountain training for the Tokyo Olympics and needed to go for surgery. Vanessa shares why she felt it was important to raise awareness on what happened.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY gorgeous hubby @ryansandes ! 🎈🎁🎉🎈 and may you be blessed with many more! • We’ve been together for nearly 10 years, through thick and thin, happy and sad times, ups and downs, been on many adventures and travelled hundreds and thousands of miles together across the globe! Neither you nor I are perfect but I think we fit together perfectly… I really am the luckiest girl in the world to have you by my side and to share a beautiful fur-child & human-child. The words ‘thank you’ don’t quite do justice to how grateful I am to have you in my life… Have a beautiful day my love! ❤️ • p.s I really really love your mullet! 😆🙈 • • #happybirthday #love #family #ryansandes #hubby #husband #mylove #grateful #myguy #birthday #trailrunning #trailrunner

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