Hashim Mohammad Amla is a South African International cricketer who plays for South Africa in all three formats of the game, widely regarded as one of the greatest modern-day batsmen. He is a right-handed batsman, and has the record of the highest individual test score for any South African Batsman of 311* against England at Kia Oval, London in July 2012. Amla is an occasional off-break bowler and was South Africa’s Test captain from June 2014 to January 2016.
Born to a South African Muslim Ansari family which has its roots in Gujarat, India,Amla is a devout Muslim. He was reared in a middle-class home and sent to the highly regarded Durban High School, which is the alma mater of Lance Klusener and Barry Richards. His elder brother, Ahmed Amla, was a professional cricketer. Ahmed made his debut two years earlier than Hashim, and they played together for a time at the DolphinsHashim married Sumaiyah and they have two children, a son born in 2012 and the second in 2013.
Celebrity chef Pete Goffe-Wood, South Africa’s ‘Kitchen Cowboy’, is one of the country’s most acclaimed chefs. Straight talking but fueled by passion, his food is edgy and inspired. He’s also one tough food critic, which made him the perfect choice as judge on MasterChef South Africa.
Pete Goffe-Wood made his mark on the Cape Town food scene back in the early 1990s when fusion food was still a novelty in South Africa. His bold and brave Asian-, European- and African-inspired combo creations raised local food eyebrows.
But he knew what he was doing and his daring dishes went on to make him a star in the local food firmament. His food is a clever combination of exotic ingredients, deft technique and solid knowledge acquired on food pilgrimages abroad and while working in award-winning London restaurants.
His out-there style earned him the moniker ‘Kitchen Cowboy’, a name he’s used for a stand at the Neighbourgoods Market in Cape Town, as well as his cooking workshops facilitated at the Kitchen Cowboys Canteen in Brickfield Road, Salt River. Kitchen Cowboys also does catering on a small and large scale.
Goffe-Wood is also well known as a judge on the popular MasterChef South Africa, and has served as a judge for the annual Eat Out awards, which celebrate excellence in the local food arena. He has also been a judge of the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. He champions the cause of the Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative that encourages chefs, retailers and home cooks to use seafood in a sustainable manner.
Stuart Taylor is probably best known to South Africans as the presenter of SABC 3’s hit travel show, ‘Going Nowhere Slowly’. But when this Stellenbosch University science graduate is not in front of the camera with mud-powdered face and wind-styled hair, Taylor is enchanting local and international audiences with his headline, stand-up comedy and magic shows.
His award-winning formula of a meticulous fusion of comedy and magic earned him recognition as South Africa’s Comedy Magic Champion, a title he held for three years. After ditching his microscope and lab coat, Taylor’s delightful potion of enigmatic entertainment has mesmerised audiences from theatres to boardrooms across South Africa, performing for many of the country’s top companies.
Mark Nicholas is an English cricket commentator and former player. He played for Hampshire from 1978 to 1995, captaining them from 1985 to his retirement.
A middle-order batsman and occasional medium-pace bowler, Nicholas captained Hampshire to four major trophies.
Known for his suave appearance and urbane manner, Nicholas is one of a long line of colourfully dressed characters to captain Hampshire County Cricket Club.
Peter Jones, is a British entrepreneur and businessman with interests in mobile phones, television, media, leisure, retail and property. He is the last remaining original investor on the BBC Two television show Dragons’ Den and on American television series American Inventor.
He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours. A profile in the Sunday Times Rich List 2013 estimated his wealth at GB£475 million.
Michael Vaughan is a former English cricketer, who played all forms of the game and a former English captain in all formats. He represented Yorkshire in the domestic arena.
Vaughan was ranked one of the best batsmen in the world following the 2002/03 Ashes, in which he scored 633 runs, including three centuries. Vaughan was an opening batsman and forged a successful England partnership with Marcus Trescothick, though he often batted in the middle order for England. He was the captain of the England team when they regained the Ashes in 2005, eighteen years after having last won the trophy.
Ruud Gullit, a Dutch footballmanager and former footballer who played professionally in the 1980s and 1990s as a midfielder or forward. He was the captain of the Netherlands national team that was victorious at UEFA Euro 1988 and was also a member of the squad for the 1990 FIFA World Cup and Euro 1992.
Gullit won the Ballon d’Or in 1987 and was named the World Soccer Player of the Year in 1987 and 1989. Normally an attacking midfielder, he was a versatile player, playing in numerous positions during his career. In 2004, he was named one of the Top 125 greatest living footballers as part of FIFA’s 100th anniversary celebration.
Shane Keith Warne is an Australian former international cricketer, and a former ODIcaptain of the Australian national team. Widely regarded as one of the greatest bowlers in the history of the game, Warne was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in the 1994.
In 2000, he was selected by a panel of cricket experts as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Century, the only specialist bowler selected in the quintet and the only one still playing at the time. He is also a cricket commentator and a professional poker player. He officially retired from all formats of cricket in July 2013.
Alfie was born in South Africa. He was awarded his Springbok colour in 1988 and was awarded the MSA Lifetime Achievement award during 2002.
He has won the Roof of Africa Rally in Lesotho a staggering 9 times and has been a multiple South African enduro and offroad champion while winning races across the Globe from 1997 and completing numerous Daker Rally’s with a mulitude of stage wins.
A four time I.S.D.E Gold medalist in Australia, USA, Poland and Italy and a Trans Namib Desert Race Winner while also winning his class in the Baja 1000 and 500 races in Mexico.
Alfie left school at 16 to follow his dream of becoming a motorcycle mechanic. His boss, John Smith encouraged him to sell his 50cc commuter bike to fund an entry-level motorcross racing machine.
Now, some thirty years down the track he owns his own dealership and has just about lost count of the number of titles he has won. Over the last few years his focuses is on his KTM dealership and putting energy into managing his racing team which is working towards developing youngsters.
Alfie also dedicates his time to the Wings for Life Project which is a not-for-profit spinal cord research foundation. Their mission is to find a cure for spinal cord injury and fund world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe aimed at healing the injured spinal cord.
Jermaine Seoposenwe is a South African football forward. She is a member of the South African national team
Jermaine competed in the 2016 Olympic Games for South Africa , started in all three matches against Sweden, China and Brazil. Jermaine scored the game-winning goal to secure South Africa’s bid to the 2016 Olympic Games in a thrilling 1-0 road victory over Equatorial Guinea, tallied the game-winning goal in the 54th minute of play .
In 2014 Jermaine competed for the South African National Team at the 2015 Cyprus Cup and scored the game-winning goal in her squad’s thrilling 1-0 victory against Belgium. The winning strike occurred in the 21st minute of the international competition being held at Tasos Markou, Paralimni Stadium in Ayia Napa, Cyprus.
Jermaine was a member of South Africa’s U17 World Cup squad scoring goals against perennial powerhouse Germany in a World Cup qualifying match held at Dwight Yorke Stadium in Scarborough. She was selected in 2012 to join the South African Senior Women’s National Team, which featured the best 22 players in the nation. Jermaine was named South Africa’s Young Player of the Year in 2010 by the South African Football Association.
LUKE DALE ROBERTS
With The Test Kitchen, The Shortmarket Club and The Pot Luck Club regularly appearing on the top lists of best restaurants in Cape Town, who is the man behind these culinary delights?
Luke Dale-Roberts was born in Britain and trained at the prestigious Baur Au Lac Hotel in Zurich, Switzerland. Dale-Roberts has cooked at hotels all over the world for the likes of Madonna, Kylie Minogue and Oasis
His first restaurant The Test Kitchen was opened in 2010 and since then has been named one of the best restaurants in Africa and mentioned in Worlds Top 50 List. The 21-course tasting menu has been heralded as a taste sensation not to be missed. This is more than a restaurant, this is food entertainment.
The next venture for Dale-Roberts was The Pot Luck Club, opened in 2013 on the top floor of the silo at Woodstock’s famous Old Biscuit Mill. The tapas menu is divided into taste categories: bitter, sweet, sour, salty, umami and sweet. The food takes inspiration from all around the globe and adds an Asian touch. This restaurant is worth the visit just for the sweeping, almost 360-degree of the Mother City.
Last but certainly not least for this rising star is The Shortmarket Club. Opened in June 2016 with a central location just off Bree Street. With more conventional, bistro inspired food it’s a step away from the Asian-style tapas that we’ve seen before from Dale-Roberts. This is the only restaurant of the three to offer breakfast, and what a way to start the day! With breakfast dishes such as hot-smoked trout with miso butter and poached eggs, we are waking up early for this one.
Born in Cape Town, Fish started his career in his native South Africa under the guidance of renowned coach Steve Coetsee, playing for Arcadia Shepherds, an amateur team based at the Caledonian Stadium in Pretoria. He was spotted by then Jomo Cosmos coach Roy Matthews and turned professional as a striker. It was at Cosmos that he was converted into a left back and went on to become one of the most promising defenders in South Africa at the time.
In 1994 Fish was signed by Orlando Pirates after Cosmos were relegated. At Pirates he arguably played the best football of his career under the tutelage of Mike Makaab. He also won the league championship at Pirates, as well as the BP Top Eight Cup in 1994, the 1995 African Champions League and the 1995 Bobsave Super Bowl (then the premier cup in South Africa). He captained The Buccaneers when they beat JS Kabylie in the 1996 CAF Super Cup.
In the same year he was part of the history making South African national team to have won the African Cup of Nations at the first attempt after South Africa’s readmission to FIFA in 1992.
Internationally, Fish is best remembered as being a crucial part of South Africa’s victorious national soccer squad when they won the 1996 African Cup of Nations. He scored one of the goals in the quarter final against Algeria. He was named to the Team of the Tournament in both the 1996 and 1998 African Cup of Nations. In total he won 62 caps for the South African national team, scoring twice.
He made his international debut in a friendly game against Mexico on 6 October 1993 and received his last cap in a World Cup qualifier against Ghana on 20 June 2004.
Nicholas Goliath is a loving father and husband, with comedy based on true stories and strange yet funny observations in his daily life, with his stunning personality Nicholas is certainly the next comedian to keep an eye on. This comic will be taking the world by storm before you know it. He is also an amazing MC / Announcer / Entertainer.
Nicholas has performed at Parkers Comedy, The State Theatre Johannesburg, The Market Theatre, Carnival City, Emperors Palace Captains Comedy and various club shows. He is currently MC at Makro Silver Lakes in Pretoria and interacts with clients and staff as part of his MC duties.
He is also one third of the Goliath and Goliath comedy trio, alongside fellow comedians Donovan and Jason Goliath.
Jacques Kallis is a former South African cricketer, and, a former Test and ODI captain. As a right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium swing bowler, Kallis is regarded as one of the greatest cricketers of all time and one of the game’s greatest all-rounders. As of 2016 he was the only cricketer in the history of the game to score more than 10,000 runs and take over 250 wickets in both ODI and Test match cricket, pouching 131 ODI catches along the way as well. His Test match career in particular saw him score 13,289 runs, take 292 wickets and 200 catches respectively.
Kallis played 166 Test matches and had a batting average of over 55 runs per innings. From October to December 2007 he scored five centuries in four Test matches. With his century in the second innings of the third Test against India in January 2011, his 40th in all, he moved past Ricky Ponting to become the second-highest scorer of Test centuries, behind only Sachin Tendulkar’s 51.
Kallis was named Leading Cricketer in the World in the 2008 Wisden for his performances in 2007 in addition to being the “ICC Test Player of the Year” and ICC Player of the Year in 2005.He has been described by Kevin Pietersenand Daryll Cullinan as the greatest cricketer to play the game, and along with Wally Hammond and Sir Garry Sobersis one of the few Test all-rounders whose Test batting average is over 50 and exceeds his Test bowling average by 20 or more.
DEVI SANKAREE GOVENDER
Devi Sankaree Govender is an award-winning investigative journalist who has spent the past 24 years in the media after starting out on radio before moving to print and television. Over the past 15 years, Devi, an MBA graduate has been working at Carte Blanche and has gained the reputation for being fearless in her efforts to expose corruption wherever it may exist. But, when her day is done, Devi is inherently a wife and mother to two children, both under the age of 16.
She has gained a reputation for being fearless in her efforts to expose corruption wherever it exists. Once she sinks her teeth into a good story, there’s just no letting go until the truth is out. But, other than her size, there is nothing small about her. She has a tremendous personality, strong opinions, is hugely enthusiastic about whatever she does and does it all in a larger-than-life way. Devi Sankaree Govender doesn’t have the nickname, ‘The Rottweiler’, for nothing
Stanton “Stiga” Fredericks is a South African football player who last played as midfielder for Bidvest Wits in the Premier Soccer League and has previously represented South Africa. Stanton retired from football in May 2013.
Fredericks previously had a loan spell at Supersport United. He also spent three seasons with FC Moscow, appearing in 13 Russian Premier League matches.
Johannes Albertus Morkel, better known as Albie Morkel, is a South African cricketer. He is an all-rounder who bowls right-arm medium fast and bats left-handed. He was ear marked as the new Lance Klusener from an early age and is famous for his six hitting abilities. Albie has a brother, Morné Morkel, who also plays international cricket for South Africa while his father Albert played provincial cricket in South Africa. He has a particularly impressive first class record, with a batting average of 44.0 and a bowling average of 29.0.
Albie hails from an Afrikaner family, who are big cricket fans. Albie was born to Albert and Mariana Morkel as the second of three children; Morné is the youngest; his older brother, Malan also played cricket. Albie is married to his childhood crush, Marthmari. Their son, Albertus Johannes “AJ” Morkel and their daughter Cara Morkel. The family lives in Pretoria. Prior to marriage, he used to live with his brother Morné and teammate AB de Villiers in Pretoria.