She was one of the celebrity contestants on the fifth season of the SABC2 reality dance competition Strictly Come Dancing, from September to December, 2008. Her professional dance partner was Brandon Eilers.
She began her radio career as a DJ at the University of Pretoria in 2004, where she was studying politics and international relations. There she met Nash and the pair discovered an on-air chemistry.
Mdoda was hired by Jo’burg radio station Highveld FM in 2007. Needing a co-host, she suggested Nash as her partner and the pair hosted a successful weekday evening show for a year.
In March 2008 the pair were poached by national broadcaster 5FM. They took over the timeslot previously held for many years by the F & Martinengo Show, hosted by Ian F and Sasha Martinengo.
Anele was rated as “the hottest thing on local radio” by South African radio legend Alex Jay in a September 2008 interview.
Anele was the co-host of the SABC2 reality competition SA’s Got Talent, based on the British “Got Talent” format, from 2009-2010.
In 2012 Anele was a judge of the Miss South Africa pageant. In the same year she was announced as one of the three judges for the Mzansi Magic reality competition Clash of the Choirs South Africa, which aired in 2013.
Also in 2013, she was the host of the M-Net docu-reality series Dream School SA; and in 2014 was once again a judge for Miss South Africa.
In 2014 she began co-presenting the SABC3 talk show Tongue in Cheek.
In 2016 she began hosting the SABC3 daytime talk show Real Talk.
Riaad Moosa is an Indian-born South African comedian, actor and doctor of Indian-Malay descent.
Moosa started doing stand-up on campus during his fourth year at University of Cape Town. He started performing stand-up at the Cape Comedy Collective’s free Comedy Lab workshops, and just two months later, he was the winner of the “One City, Many Comics Talent Competition” held as part of the One City Festival in September 1999. He became a regular headliner on the comedy circuit during his first year, where he was also invited to perform on Pieter-Dirk Uys’s Evita Live and Dangerous e.tv comedy show. In 2000, he came to prominence on the comedy-club circuit in Cape Town.
Moosa has starred in the Alex Jay 5FM Comedy Jams and Real Concert’s Winston King Size Comedy Show, headlining the Sprite Soul Comedy Jams in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. In 2001, he supported Marc Curry of Hanging with Mr. Cooper fame at the Durban Playhouse. In 2002, he supported Russell Peters in his show Made in India at the Luxurama theatre. In 2003, he performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, headlining in the Cape Comedy Collective – The new South Africa Stands Up production.
His previous sold-out one-man shows include Strictly Halaal and Riaad Moosa For The Baracka, and Three Wise Men and Three Wiser Men, the hit comedy shows created by David Kramer.
From September 2006 to March 2007, Moosa had a schedule of sold-out one-man show runs like Strictly Halaal and Riaad Moosa For The Baracka in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town during its first run. Both shows prompted extended runs until May 2007, and were also released on DVD. In 2006, Moosa also appeared in the Heavyweight Comedy Jam in London. He was also featured at corporate events and media engagements.
In 2007, Riaad toured South Africa with the American Muslim comedy troupe, Allah Made Me Funny, doing the Make Love Not War show. South African Muslim comedian Halal Bilal performed with them on this, his first big tour since he started performing with Riaad a month before.
In 2008, Riaad appeared alongside Marc Lottering and Nik Rabinowitz, in the variety comedy show 3 Wise Men, directed by David Kramer.
His stand-up comedy was included in the DVD for the Blacks Only comedy shows, along with other local comedians. He featured in the Anant Singh and John Vlismas produced comedy-collective feature film Outrageous, which played at cinemas nationwide in 2009, and was released on DVD in April 2010.
In February 2010, Moosa was one of the headline acts along with other South African comedians (including Trevor Noah, David Kau, John Vlismas, Tumi Morake and Marc Lottering). He supported Eddie Izzard for the 46664 It’s No Joke concert.
In November 2012, he performed Keeping You in Stitches comedy show at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
In October 2013, he started his Doctor’s Orders tour in South Africa.
Moosa took part in South African national comedy tour, Just Funny Festival, where he hosted Azhar Usman, Mo Amer and Preacher Moss (Allah Made Me Funny). In January and February 2013, Moosa performed at the Baxter Theatre with a show called What’s Next. Later in the year, he went on his “Doctor’s Orders Tour” throughout South Africa, Africa and the United Kingdom.
Desiree Ellis is a retired South African women’s footballer and played as a midfielder. She played for Spurs Ladies. She is a founding member of the South Africa women’s national football team and the second captain of the national team. Desiree is the head coach of the South African National Womens’ Football team, Banyana Banyana. Desiree Ellis has also entered the history books by being the first coach to lead the South African Senior Women’s National Team to a FIFA World Cup.
Ellis grew up in Salt River in the 1970s. Stayed at her Grandmother’s place after school as both her parents, father Ernest, and mother Natalie worked during the day. There were no women’s clubs back then and she played soccer with boys and her cousins. After school she’d drop her school bag, change her clothes and run outside to her waiting teammates. Her father often threatened to send her to school barefoot because she’d ruin her shoes while playing soccer.
Ellis went for trials for the national team and passed and would feature in the team’s first international match. She played against Swaziland at the remarkable age of 30 on 30 May 1993 winning 14–0. Ellis scored a hat-trick with two other players. During the 1995 World Cup qualifiers, South Africa beat Zimbabwe, Zambia and Angola on aggregate, 10–1, 11–5 and 6–4 but were halted by Nigeria beating them 11–2. When South Africa hosted the 2000 African Women’s Championship, she captained the side to a runners-up finish. In 2000, Ellis was nominated alongside Mercy Akide and Florence Omagbemi for African Woman Footballer of the Year. Ellis was given recognition for her services to soccer in the same year when she received a Silver Presidential Sports Award. She also led the team to 2002 Cosafa Cup victory. In her 32 caps for South Africa she won 23 matches, lost just seven and drew two. She retired from soccer in April 2002 at the age of 38.
She also had many administration occupations during her playing career. She was the vice-president of Western Province Women’s Football Association from 1994 to 1995 and later the PRO of the association from 1996 to 1997. She also worked as a Chief Librarian at a photo agency, Touchline in 2001.
While he may originally hail from Durban, Ron Rutland lives the life most travellers aspire to. Coming from what he describes as an “unworldly upbringing”, he always enjoyed stories of travelling, yet likely never imagined having his passport covered in as many entry and exit stamps and visas as he does today. With his enthusiastic and down-to-earth approach to life, it’s hard not getting caught up in the contagious excitement of meeting the man who cycled through Africa by himself.
Ron was educated at Westville, and went onto Pietermaritzburg University. After completing his degree he wasn’t sure what to do next, and his “gap year” turned into a decade of playing rugby in Brisbane and Hong Kong, getting into banking in London, starting a business in Thailand all the while fitting in as much travelling as possible throughout it all.
After travelling extensively around Asia and living in Thailand, he decided to try his hand at a new venture, namely Cape Town 10s, created together with Bob Skinstad and Robbie Fleck. This eventually brought Ron back to his homeland, and he moved to the Mother City for the first time. As anyone who lives in or has ever visited Cape Town can attest to, the environment caters to all outdoorsy activities. As a great way to explore the city, Ron began trail running and mountain biking, whilst still playing rugby and continuing with charity work. During this time he read a lot about people who have done bike trips across the world. He decided to take a break from rugby (even though the end goal of the trip was to ultimately watch the Rugby World Cup in London) and go on an adventure.
It wasn’t a charity ride, but rather Ron’s African Adventure, a way to experience and properly explore the continent he was born on. His bike was named after a close friend Lettie who was battling breast cancer at the time, and served as a constant reminder of his health, vitality and mobility. The trip was about getting back to the simplicity of life and not being tied down by materialistic things. Once the trip was financed, everything Ron owned was on the bike. This idea is echoed in his philosophy of life, approaching everything with a down-to-earth attitude and starting from scratch every time he moves. He therefore likes to keep his wardrobe to a minimum.
Loyiso Gola is a South African stand-up comedian. He is the co-creator and anchor of the late-night satirical news television series Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola on e.tv and eNCA which was launched in 2010. In 2012 he was named one of Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans, in the Media & Film category. Men’s Health describes Gola as having “divisive mass appeal” due to the openly critical nature of his humour, and being “a genuine thinker masquerading as a fool and the reluctant voice of a cynical generation”. His younger brother Lazola Gola is also a comedian.
Gola is a Xhosa, born in the Cape Town township of Gugulethu. He moved away from Gugulethu at the age of 14, and attended Zonnebloem Nest Senior School in Woodstock. Gola describes himself as “very reserved and shy” before his exposure to comedy. After performing a stand-up opening act for comedian Marc Lottering at his high school, his drama teacher introduced him to the Cape Comedy Collective at the age of 17. He subsequently job shadowedstand-up comedians from the comedy troupe for a school work experience programme and began performing on stage regularly with the group. He matriculated in 2002, and won the Sprite Soul Comedy Tour in December of the same year, after which he relocated from Cape Town to Johannesburg.
His television career began with appearances on SABC 1 in the Phat Joe Live talk show in 2002, and subsequently on the SABC 1 Pure Monate Show sketch comedyseries created by comedians David Kau and Kasigo Lediga in 2003. In 2007 he became the co-host of the SABC 2 Dinner with the President talk show created by Pieter-Dirk Uys, playing the role of the black grandson of the satirist’s alter ego Evita Bezuidenhout. In 2010 he became the host of the Late Nite News satirical series he co-created with fellow comedian Kasigo Lediga. The show was nominated for an International Emmy Award for best comedy series in 2013.
He has also performed stand-up comedy in various one-man shows on the South African comedy circuit since 2006, as well as in several international comedy festivals. He won the Best Breakthrough Comedy Act South African Comedy Award for his 2007 one-man show Loyiso Gola for President, which coincided with the run-up to the election of a new leader of the African National Congress who would ultimately become the President of South Africa.
Darren Keet is a South African football (soccer) player who plays as a goalkeeper for Bidvest Witsof the South African Premier Division.
Born in Cape Town, Keet was a member of the Vasco Da Gama squad that won promotion to the National First Divisionin 2008 before joining Premier Soccer League side Bidvest Wits. He made his PSL debut with the Students in 2008 and quickly established himself as the club’s number one goalkeeper making 54 league appearances until he signed for the Belgian club KV Kortrijk in June 2011 on a four-year contract.
On 10 September 2013, Keet made his international debut for South Africa in a friendly against Zimbabwe at Orlando Stadium, starting and playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–1 loss. Before the match he told that he wanted “to prove my worth to South Africa”.
GARRETH “SOLDIERBOY” MCLELLAN
Garreth McLellan is a South African professional mixed martial artist who most recently competed in the Middleweight division of the UFC.
Born and raised in South Africa, McClellan began training in karate at the age of nine and also played rugby union until transitioning into mixed martial arts in his late twenties. In karate, McClellan was a national champion and also won a national title in grappling.
McLellan made his professional debut in 2009, competing exclusively for regional promotions in his native South Africa, where he was a two-time EFC AFRICA champion and EFC worldwide champion. He compiled a record of 12 – 2, before signing with the UFC in December 2014.
REINARDT JANSE VAN RENSBURG
Reinardt Janse van Rensburg is a South African professional road bicycle racer who rides for South African UCI World Tour team Team Dimension Data. He previously rode for Dutch UCI ProTeam Argos–Shimano.
Born in Virginia, Free State, Janse van Rensburg competed with MTN–Energade from 2010 to 2012.
Janse van Rensburg left MTN–Qhubeka at the end of the 2012 season, and joined Argos–Shimano for the 2013 season. Subsequently, it was announced that he would be rejoining MTN-Qhubeka for 2015. He was named in the start list for the 2015 Tour de France and the start list for the 2016 Tour de France.
Skhumba Hlophe is a South African comedian, radio presenter and actor. The comedian has two children with his wife. He lost his first born son at only nine weeks.
He is well known for his starring role as Bheki Zulu, the overbearing mechanic father of the title character, in the SABC1 sitcom Thandeka’s Diary. He is also known for his role as Dlamini in the feature film Taxi Ride and its spin-off series of the same name.
Skhumba Aka Big Banger is the voice of Tembisa FM and although he is relatively new to the comedy scene he is very quickly establishing himself as a very reputable entertainer. With his Zulu foundation his hilarious mannerisms and slang are a lot similar to what can be heard around some of the hoods of Gauteng.
Skhumba’s humour is based on general observations of life which makes allot of his material very easy to relate to. With Big Banger’s larger than life comedy attitude he tends to thrill audiences and critics alike.
Leon Ernest “Schuks” Schuster (born 21 May 1951) is a South African filmmaker, comedian, actor, presenter and singer. Schuster began working for the South African Broadcasting Corporation. During his time at the SABC, he created the Afrikaans radio series Vrypostige Mikrofoon with Fanus Rautenbach – which involved disguising his voice and playing phone pranks on unsuspecting victims.
Allan Anthony Donald (born 20 October 1966) is a former South African cricketer who is now a cricket coach. Often nicknamed ‘White Lightning’, he is considered as one of the Proteas’ most successful pace bowlers in world arena.
He was one of the top fast bowlers in Test cricket, reaching the top of the ICC Test rankings in 1998 and peaked with a top ICC ranking of 895 points the next year. In ODIs, he reached 794 points in 1998, ranked second behind teammate Shaun Pollock. He shared the new-ball with Pollock from the 1996/1997 tour of India until his retirement in 2002. Since retiring Donald has been a coach with a number of teams, including international sides. As of 2018 he is currently the Assistant Coach at Kent County Cricket Club in England.
Gray Hofmeyr (born 6 February 1949 in Cape Town, South Africa) is a South African film and television director.
In a career that spans almost three decades, Hofmeyr’s films have touched many themes and genres.
Gray Hofmeyr is considered to be one of the foremost film and television directors and writers in South Africa. He has won more awards than any other in South Africa and over twenty actors and actresses have won best performance awards under his direction.
AB DE VILLIERS
Abraham Benjamin de Villiers, commonly known as AB de Villiers is a former South African cricketer who played for the South African national team. He is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time.
DJ Zinhle has been named the Most Stylish Performing Artist in Music by the judges of the SA Style Awards.
Born in Dannhauser, a small town in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Zinhle Jiyane aka DJ Zinhle has become one of the most celebrated female house DJs in South Africa.
Zinhle booked her first gig in 2004 and kicked off her career in 2006 as the resident DJ for local TV Show, Jika Majika.
One of South Africa’s top young mountain bike riders, Alan Hatherly (22), rides for the local mountain bike team, Team Spur, and is rounding off his most successful year of racing yet.
Alan began riding bikes at three years old when his dad bought him his first bike. He kicked off with BMX and downhill racing before he moved over to the ‘Formula 1 of mountain biking’, XCO (Olympic Cross-Country).
Alan raced both the Spur Schools Mountain Bike League as well as the National series throughout South Africa.
Paul Harris is a former South African cricketer who played Test cricket as a left-arm orthodox spin bowler for the South African team from 2007 to 2011. He has also played domestic cricket for Northerns, Titans, Western Province and Warwickshire.
Harris was born in Zimbabwe where his father Mark was a member of the British South Africa Policeuntil 1980. As a young child he moved with his family to South Africa and was brought up in Fish Hoek, Cape Town, South Africa. His father is a pastor in the Fish Hoek area. Harris lives in Olympus, Pretoria with his wife Marilet.
Playing against Australia during their 2009 tour to South Africa Harris was key to ensuring a South African fightback in the third Test, taking nine wickets in the Protea’s innings-and-twenty-run win. For his efforts he was named man of the match
CHRISTOPHER VAN ZYL
Christopher Machiel van Zyl is a South African rugby union player for the Stormers in Super Rugby and Western Province in the Currie Cup. His regular position is lock.
He played some Varsity Cup rugby, representing Maties in the 2011 Varsity Cup competition and making three appearances.
He then moved to Johannesburg, where he played amateur rugby for Pirates, also captaining the side.
He joined the Golden Lions senior side in 2013. He made his first class debut in the 2013 Vodacom Cup competition, in a 22–27 defeat to the Falcons in Kempton Park, a match where he was also named captain of the side. He made a further two appearances in the 2013 Vodacom Cup competition.
His Currie Cup debut came in the 2013 Currie Cup Premier Division match against the Sharks in Durban.
Vuyo Dabula is a South African actor best known for his role as Gadaffi in the SABC1 soapie Generations: The Legacy.
He was previously best known for his role as Tsetse in the third season of the SABC1 drama series Yizo Yizo, in 2004; and also played Cherel’s defence lawyer Titus Lesenya in the SABC3 soapie Isidingo, in 2011.
Vuyo also starred as the lead role in the SABC2 mini-series Monna Wa Minno – the untold true story of Mike ‘Ntate’ Masote, the inspiring founder of South Africa’s first black youth orchestra The Soweto Youth Orchestra, which gave birth to the internationally-acclaimed Soweto String Quartet – in 2012.
Other television series he has acted in include Wild at Heart, Bophelo and Zone 14.
Vuyo has also acted in a number of films including Soldiers of the Rock, Invictus, Small Town Called Descent and Finding Lenny.
He graduated from the P.H. Moeketsi Agricultural High School in 1995 and from Wits Technicon in 1996. He currently resides in Johannesburg.
LEE DEN HOND
Lee den Hond is a businesswoman, an athlete, an adventurer and an optimist who draws from her own experiences to support the belief that “nothing is impossible”. In 2013, Lee became the 3rd South African Woman to summit Mt. Everest. She runs an event management company, Blue Platinum Events, servicing many of South Africa’s leading companies. In September 2015 Lee won the award “South African Business Woman of the Year in the Entrepreneurial Category.”
Emerging from Durban, Richelieu now resides in Johannesburg where he enjoys entertaining audiences of all dynamics from the comedy club scene to corporate functions, approaching each engagement with the same enthusiasm and professionalism.
An ambassador for the TW Steel Rage Foundation and the regular host and mc for Goliath and Goliath events, Richelieu’s sharpened wit and authentic approach to subjects and situations make him easily likeable.
Keene is a product of the Portsmouth youth scheme. After making his way through the ranks – including a successful ‘work experience’ loan at A.F.C. Newbury – he was loaned to Football League Two club Kidderminster Harriers, making his debut in a 2–0 defeat to Bristol Rovers. Keene was the Man of the Match for the visitors. He played five more games for Kidderminster, excelling during his loan period.
On 1 January 2016, Bidvest Wits of the South African Premier Division announced that Keene had signed for them. On 14 May 2018, it was announced that he would join SuperSport United for the 2018–19 season.
Ever since Limpopo native Tsitsi Chiumya took to the comic stage, he has been a force to be reckoned with throughout South Africa. He was on the Mail & Guardian young 200 list and nominated for South African of the Year in the Young achiever category. His quick wit, charisma, and gentle style of comedy have made him a comic to look out for, with a schedule that just gets busier.
Chiumya was nominated in the New Comer of the Year category in the 2017 Comic’s Choice Awards. He started off as the first black South African Game Design graduate from the University of Wits. Chiumya started comedy in his last year of university and soon worked with the greats, opening for big acts such as Carvin H Goldstone, Nik Robinowitz, Tall As Mo and working with many more like Riaad Moosa, Conrad Koch, Tol As Mo, Mpho Popps and the legendary Barry Hilton.
Tsitsi’s talents are becoming recognized and appreciated throughout the entertainment industry. He was a regular guest on the SABC 3, SAFTA award winning show Expresso, and is a freelance writer for the Emmy nominated ZANews.
The hardworking young man sold out his first solo special, A Kiss on the Mouth hosted by the talented Dalin Oliver at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town. The show was followed by the exciting two man special, How we got these Suits with best friend Emilio Tobias. How we got these Suits sold out at Joburg Theatre receiving nothing but positive reviews.
The young talent is making his mark internationally. His first ever corporate was booked in Belgium and he has performed at clubs around Europe such as Lebowski’s. He also performed in California at the San Francisco Comedy Club in 2016.
Riaan Manser is an explorer, based in South Africa, He has done his exploring on a bicycle, a kayak and a ocean rowing boat
He was the first person to circumnavigate the coast of Africa by bicycle, a distance of 37,000 km, through 34 countries over two years and two months.
In July 2009 he became the first person to kayak 5,000 km around Madagascar, alone and unaided. Both journeys are covered in his books, Around Africa on My Bicycle and Around Madagascar on my Kayak. In 2011 he also circumnavigated Iceland in a two-man kayak with Dan Skinstad.
His most recent journey, “Take Me 2 New York” started in December 2013 with his long-time girlfriend, Vasti Geldenhuys. They rowed from Morocco, Africa to New York City, USA in an ocean rowing boat alone and unaided.
Elton Thomas Jantjies (born 1 August 1990) is a South African rugby union player for the South Africa national team and the Lions in Super Rugby.
Jantjies made his professional debut with the Lions (Super Rugby) during the 2011 Super Rugby season, and his International debut with the Springboks during the inaugural Rugby Championship. He has received several significant sporting awards, including the SARU Young Player of the Year award (2010), and the SA U20 Player of the Year award (2010).
In June 2014 it was reported that Jantjies had signed a contract with Japanese side NTT Communications Shining Arcs who play in the Top League. This move meant that he would be ruled out for the 2014 Currie Cup Premier Division competition.
Jantjies gained a reputation as being a clutch performer after he successfully converted every goal attempt in the 2011 Currie Cup final, a game in which the Golden Lions defeated the Sharks 42-16. This performance earned him the Man of the Match award.
Jantjies made his international rugby test debut for the South Africa national rugby union team during the inaugural Rugby Championship against Australia on 29 September 2013, at Loftus Versfeld, however his debut for the Springboks came in a non-test, uncapped game against the Barbarians in the 2010 end of year tests.
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.