SA Men’s water polo captain Pierre Le Roux started playing water polo in 1998 at the age of 12. In 2001 he was selected as a member of the SA Men’s Water Polo Squad at a mere 15 years of age! Today he is South Africa’s most capped Springbok water polo player.
Well known and loved local comedian Tumi Morake, will soon be taking up her exciting role as co-host of Jacaranda FM’s popular breakfast show.
The PSL’s most decorated player, Daine Klate continues to make his mark as midfielder for Bidvest Wits and South Africa. The 32 year old is the first player to win five back to back league titles.
RIAAN MANSER & VASTI GELDENHUYS
Riaan Manser and wife Vasti Geldenhuys, recently broke the world record after spending 39 days in the Pacific Ocean, rowing from California to Hawaii.
Doug Ryder was recently named Sport Industry Personality of the Year presented by Nielsen Sports at the Discovery Sport Industry Awards, for his outstanding work with Ryder Cycling – team Dimension Data for Qhubeka.
DANE VAN NIEKERK
Dane is a South African cricketer born in Pretoria and educated at Centurion High School. A leg spin bowler, she has appearances in Test, One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) representing South Africa and is the women’s team captain in all three forms (Test, ODI and T20I) since June 2016.
SA Hockey’s Tyson Dlungwana earned his first cap for the South Africa in February 2016, when he played against Germany in Cape Town in the Summer Series. The 20 year old was first introduced into the Maritzburg College first hockey team in Grade 9, against fellow KZN school, Northwood of Durban and has since steadily moved up the ranks.
ROB VAN VUUREN
Rob van Vuuren has established himself as one of the most prolific players in the South African entertainment scene. He has worked as an actor, writer, director, dancer and producer across various genres and in different media. His work in television (as co-host of Crazy Games, SA’s Got Talent and The Most Amazing Show as well as being the record breaking winner of Strictly Come Dancing) and film (Straight Outta Benoni, Footskating 101 and Leon Schuster’s Shucks Tshabalala and most recently as the lead in zany comedy Copposites) has made him a household name in South Africa.
He has been described as the most exciting SA sevens rugby player in the world. Working his way up from the South African schoolboys team in 2006, he went on to be named the International Rugby Board (IRB) Sevens Player of the Year in 2011 following the HSBC Sevens World Series where he scored 40 tries and 385 points for South Africa. His young career has seen him win, amongst various others, a bronze medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi and a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Ron Rutland aka Fat Kid on a Bike. Ron travelled solo and unassisted on bicycle from South Africa to England. He departed on the 30th June 2013 from Cape Town’s Green Point Stadium and arrived in England 27 months and 43,000km’s later in time for the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 Rugby World Cup to support his beloved Springbok team. His route passed him through every single African country over the 27 months as well as through the Middle East and across Europe to finish. The decision to undertake this journey was an accumulation of years of reading stories of great modern and past adventurers, of ordinary people doing seemingly extraordinary things, and of imagining great adventures of his own.
After finishing his schooling in Cape Town, Top Billing Presenter, Janez, spent a year backpacking through Europe and spent four years studying in Belgium. Once he returned to South Africa at the end of 2000, he was offered a modeling job and decided to give it a go. The first job he was booked for was a worldwide Fanta advert and his career has blossomed ever since, having shot for over 100 local and international brands, winning various titles and competitions over the years. With all this experience behind his belt, he opened his own model agency, Full Circle Model Management, in 2007.
Lorenzo Gordinho is a Kaizer Chiefs defender who came onto the scene during the inaugural season of the Multi Choice Diski challenge. He was recently named the most improved player for the 2016/17 season at the team’s end of season player awards.
John McInroy is a former South African hockey national team player and is the founder of the Unogwaja Charitable Trust. He is also a professional speaker and actor.
Jason Goliath is a standup comedian who was nominated as Best Newcomer in the 2012 SA Comic’s Choice Awards. He has a commanding stage presence, ridiculous amounts of energy and a character-based set focused on making audiences laugh at life’s uncomfortable truths.
Stuwie White is a 15-year-old South African racing driver who competes in local and international racing series. This year he began competing in the French F4 Championship. He ultimately wants to work his way up to F1 racing.
Tonderai Chavhanga is a South African rugby union player. Chavhanga has played for the national team, the Springboks, having been capped four times. He played for the Stormers in the international Super Rugby competition. He has also played for the Golden Lions and the Sharks.
Proverb real name Tebogo Thekisho, is an iconic hip-hop artist, the host and Executive Producer of Idols South Africa. He is also currently the host of the afternoon drive show on Kaya FM.
“Dream it, See it, Believe it, Achieve it” is this South-African-born surfer, stand-up paddleboarder (SUP), and motivational speaker’s tag line. He won the Mavericks Big Wave International surfing event in the biggest waves ever recorded in the history of the sport. Chris also holds the South African Open Ocean SUP 24-hour Distance World Record. In March 2017, he completed the first solo, unsupported stand-up paddle board (SUP) crossing of the Atlantic Ocean.
Stefan Terblanche is a former South African rugby union player. He played wing, centre and fullback. He was once Captain of the CellC Sharks, and played for the Springboks. He is Currently the CEO of South African Rugby Legends Association.
Hlubi Mboya is an actress and AIDS ambassador best known for her role as Nandipha Sithole on the SABC3 soapie Isidingo. She was one of the celebrity contestants on the fifth season of the SABC2 reality dance competition Strictly Come Dancing. Mboya has also been ranked in five editions of FHM magazine’s 100 Sexiest Woman In The World.
Eugene Khoza burst onto the scene co-hosting the SABC1 sports magazine show Countdown 2010, covering the World soccer Cup. His rise in the comedy ranks began in 2007 when he won the Ricoffy Comedy Challenge and appeared on two of the country’s biggest comedy shows: Blacks Only and the Heavyweight Comedy Jam. He was the host (along with Trevor Noah) of the e.tv reality competition The AXE Sweet Life and in 2010 he joined the talk show Tonight with Trevor Noah as a writer and cast member, appearing in various sketches.
Jordan Taufua is a New Zealand rugby union player who plays as a loose forward for Counties Manukau in New Zealand’s domestic Mitre 10 Cup. He also plays for the Crusaders in the international Super Rugby competition.
Stefan Garlicki is a professional downhill mountain bike racer. Ranked 64th in the world, Stefan is a force to be reckoned with in the local and international downhill mountain biking community. Stefan went from purchasing his first downhill bike in 2009 to finishing fifth overall in the SA Downhill Championship a year later.
Delron is a local footballer, currently playing for Maritzburg United. His soccer career began with his local team Butcherfille Rovers Durban, but when he was 17 years old he was signed by German club VfL Bochum. He has played 73 games and scored 10 goals for the South African national team. Buckley represented his country at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, 2002 FIFA World Cup and the 2004 African Nations Cup.
South African singer-songwriter Danny K, has been nominated multiple times for the SAMA’s and has won four times. He also has two consecutive Kids Choice Awards, two Crystal Awards (People’s Choice Awards), a YOU magazine Award for Best South African Musician, and The South African STYLE Award.
Keshav is an international South African test cricketer, who has played first-class cricket since 2006, at the age of 16. He was then promoted to the Dolphins team, and has since made his Test debut in November 2016.
In July 2013 ex-professional cyclist suffered a fatal accident during a world championship preparation race in Italy. From death to the top of the Alps in one year, Lottering has been inspiring thousands across the world, while riding annual “Im’possible” solo ultra-endurance attempts through the Alps in aid of charity.
Seasoned journalist and radio personality best known for presenting the afternoon drive show on Talk Radio 702. He has recently been announced as the new breakfast show host on Kaya FM.
Jean-Paul Duminy, often shortened to JP Duminy is an international cricketer. Raised in the Western Cape he currently plays domestic cricket for the Cape Cobras, and until recently captained the IPL cricket team Delhi Daredevils.
Benedict Saul “Benni” McCarthy is a former South African footballer. He holds the record of international goals for a South African. He is Bafana Bafana’s all-time top-scorer with 32 goals.
Rising steadily up the comedy ranks over the past few years, Robby has played to the biggest comedy audiences in South Africa with appearances at ‘The Heavy Weight Comedy Jam’ and ‘Blacks Only’ comedy shows. He has also earned a nomination for “breakthrough act of the year” at the Comics Choice Awards. Regular appearances at events such as Kings and Queens of Comedy and Comedy Central Live at Parkers, culminated in the 2013 debut of Robby’s very own one-man show, That Bushman’s crazy, which won the Standard Bank Ovation Award at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival in 2014.
Former South African Women’s Hockey goalkeeper Sanani Mangisa, is one of hockeys most accomplished players, with 112 international caps. She announced her retirement from international hockey in January 2017.
Stuart William Baxter is a Scottish former football player and a manager. During his years as a professional player, he played for a number of clubs in England, Scotland, Australia, Sweden and in the United States. He has previously managed clubs in Sweden, Norway, Portugal and Japan as well as managing the national teams of South Africa – Bafana Bafana.
SIYABONA “SCARRA” NTUBENI
Siyabonga ‘Scarra’ Ntubeni is a South African rugby union footballer who plays as hooker in Super Rugby with the Stormers, and Currie Cup rugby with Western Province.
A graduate in Theatre and Performance from UCT, talented Biderman-Pam is a classically-trained actor. Most recently, Biderman-Pam has been seen in the role of The Duke in Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’ at the POPart Theatre, Maboneng Precinct.
Joel Stransky is a former South African fly-half rugby player, most notable for scoring all of South Africa’s points, including the famous dramatic winning drop goal, against New Zealand in the 1995 Rugby World Cup final.
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was recently crowned as Miss South Africa 2017 at the Sun City Superbowl. The 21-year-old Miss South Africa is from Sedgefield, Western Cape and was a firm crowd favourite on the night of the competition.
Akani Simbine is a South African sprinter. He competed in the 100 metres event at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics and 2016 Summer Olympics. He finished fifth in 9.94 seconds in the 100m final of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on 14 August 2016. Simbine broke the South African record in 100 m with a time of 9.89 seconds at the Gyulai István Memorial in Székesfehérvár on 18 July 2016.