Sports Celebrities

Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban & Other
Alistair Hargreaves

Alistair HargreavesSports SpeakerDurban

Alistair Hargreaves is a rugby union player for the Sharks in the Super Rugby competition.

Andre Vos

Andre VosSports SpeakerJohannesburg

Rugby great Andre Vos has played for The Lions, the Queensland Reds and Eastern Province.

Bob Skinstad

Bob SkinstadSports SpeakerCape Town

Skinstad made his début for the Springboks as a replacement on 29 November 1997 against England. In all he played 42 tests for the Springboks, scoring 11 tries.

Breyton Paulse

Breyton PaulseSports SpeakerCape Town

Breyton Paulse kicked off his career with a hat-trick of tries in his first Currie Cup match in 1996, and followed that with another hat-trick in his first appearance for the Springboks against Italy in 1999.

Bryan Habana

Bryan HabanaSports SpeakerInternational

Bryan holds Springbok record for tries in tests as a wing (40) and for most tries overall for South Africa (40) . Most capped Springbok wing (73).

Bruce Fordyce

Bruce FordyceMotivational Speaker and MCJohannesburg

In addition to having written two books about the Comrades Marathon, Fordyce was also a sports columnist for various newspapers and magazines. He is also a motivational speaker and the Chief Executive Officer of the South African Sports Trust.

Butch James

Butch JamesSports SpeakerJohannesburg

Following the completion of the 2001 Super 12 season, James was included in the Springboks squad and made his debut for South Africa at fly-half.

Cameron van der Burgh

Cameron van der BurghSwimmer, Olympic Gold Medallist 2012Pretoria

Cameron won the 100m breaststroke gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in a new world record time.

Chester Williams

Chester WilliamsCelebrity Sportsman and Motivational SpeakerCape Town

Chester is perhaps the most popular of all the Springboks, winning fans on the field with his high work rate and off the field through his work in development rugby.

Conrad Jantjes

Conrad JantjesSports SpeakerCape Town

Conrad Jantjes currently plays for Western Province and the Stormers - taking part in the Currie Cup and Super 14.

Corne Krige

Corne KrigeSports SpeakerCape Town

Former Springbok captain Corne Krige has 39 caps for South Africa (18 caps as captain), leading the teams to France, Scotland &England in 2002 and to the Rugby World Cup in Australia in 2003.

Dan Nicholl

Dan NichollSports Speaker and MCJohannesburg

Having worked as a sports anchor and commentator with Cape Talk for six years, anchored etv’s Champions League football coverage, and worked as an MC across Southern Africa, Dan has extensive experience behind the microphone.

Dylan Victor

Dylan VictorSports SpeakerCape Town

Dylan has been involved in the cycling industry for the last 12 years.

Elana Meyer

Elana MeyerMotivational Speaker and MCCape Town

Through her foundation, Elana Meyer is responsible for implementing education programs which promote physical health, emotional well-being and personal achievement in underserved communities.

Fanie De Villiers

Fanie De VilliersMotivational Speaker and MCJohannesburg

A popular player, de Villiers was known by the nickname Vinnige Fanie.

Fourie du Preez

Fourie du PreezSports SpeakerJohannesburg

Fourie du Preez made his Springbok debut against Ireland in 2004. He has since gathered 45 test caps and was part of the winning 2007 Rugby World Cup team.

Francois Hougaard

Francois HougaardSports SpeakerJohannesburg

Francois Hougaard is a professional South African rugby union rugby player.

Gary Bailey

Gary BaileyCelebrity Sportsman, MC and Motivational SpeakerInternational

He currently works for Supersport TV (and has done for the last 20 years) as a guest and presenter, and is a professional speaker offering exciting and motivational talks on the 2010 World Cup.

Gary Kirsten

Gary KirstenSports SpeakerCape Town

As an international cricketer Gary Kirsten was known by his peers as a man on whom the team could depend in times of crisis.

Gary Teichmann

Gary TeichmannSports SpeakerJohannesburg

Gary Teichmann played 42 tests for the Springboks, leading the national team on 36 occasions and establishing a reputation as a hard-working and fair player throughout the rugby world.

Gordon Igesund

Gordon IgesundSports SpeakerJohannesburg

On 30 June 2012 Gordon Igesund was confirmed as South Africa national team head coach for Bafana Bafana.

Henning Gericke

Henning GerickeSports, Motivational, and Keynote SpeakerCape Town

Dr. Henning Gericke is Team Psychologist for the Springbok Rugby Team and is in France with the team for the IRB Rugby World Cup 2007.

Heyneke Meyer

Heyneke MeyerSports SpeakerJohannesburg

He succeeded Peter de Villiers as coach of South Africa's national team the Springboks on 27 January 2012 for a four-year term.

Joel Stransky

Joel StranskyMotivational SpeakerJohannesburg

Former SA, Natal & Western Province Stand-off. Started off as a promising fly-half in Pretoria, before starring in the 1990 Natal team that clinched the Currie Cup for the first time in their history.

John Mitchell

John MitchellSports SpeakerJohannesburg

He made his Waikato senior debut in 1985 and played at number eight, blindside flanker and lock before he became firmly established at number eight.

John Smit

John SmitSports SpeakerDurban

Celebrated Springbok captain John Smit made his test debut in 2000 versus Canada and has since tallied 85 total Springbok matches and captained the team from 2004-2009.

Jonty Rhodes

Jonty RhodesSports Speaker, Motivational Speaker and MCCape Town

Rhodes made his first List A appearance for the team in 1995, in a game against Sussex.

JP Naude

JP NaudeMC and Sports SpeakerCape Town

MC and Speaker, JP Naude is a former radio presenter now on TV.

Kass Naidoo

Kass NaidooMC, Presenter and SpeakerJohannesburg

Kass is passionate about sport and South Africa, and fulfilled a personal ambition in 2003, when she became South Africa’s first female cricket commentator.

Kirsty Conventry

Kirsty ConventrySports SpeakerJohannesburg

Coventry represented Zimbabwe at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Coventry won the silver medal in the 400 m individual medley Coventry beat the world record by just under two seconds.

Kobus Wiese

Kobus WieseMotivational Speaker and MCCape Town

Although a fearsome presence on the field, Kobus Wiese is a sought-after Master of Ceremony and public speaker who uses his experiences on the field to demonstrate how motivation and team spirit are essential to success of any kind.

Marius Roberts

Marius RobertsMCJohannesburg

MC and Speaker Marius Roberts is a familiar face, not only in South Africa from his days as a M-Net presenter, and roles in shows such as Isidingo, but also abroad having modeled in in Japan, Europe and the USA.

Marks Maponyane

Marks MaponyaneSports and Motivational SpeakerJohannesburg

Former Kaizer Chiefs,Pirates and Bafana Bafana striker Marks Maponyane.

Neil Andrews

Neil AndrewsKeynote Speaker and MCJohannesburg

Neil Andrews does freelance work as Master of Ceremonies, Celebrity Host, Services and Guest Speaker with great success.

Nick Mallett

Nick MallettSports Speaker and MCNational

Nick coached the Springboks between 1997-2000 during which time the Springboks had a record-winning streak of 17 consecutive test wins.

Pat Cilliers

Pat CilliersSports SpeakerCape Town

Cilliers began his professional career with the Sharks. He transferred with fellow Shark Michael Rhodes to the Lions at the end of the 2010 Currie Cup season.

Patrick Lambie

Patrick LambieSports SpeakerDurban

Lambie was called up to represent South Africa during their 2010 tour to Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Penny Heyns

Penny HeynsSports SpeakerJohannesburg

Penny Heyns, the golden girl of South African sports in the 90's, is a household name in South Africa and in fact the world, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest female breaststroke swimmers the world has ever seen.

Peter Grant

Peter GrantSports SpeakerCape Town

Peter Grant (born 15 August 1984 in Durban) is a South African rugby player. He plays at fly-half for the Super Rugby team, Stormers and for Western Province in the Currie Cup.

Ricky De Agrela

Ricky De AgrelaMotivational SpeakerInternational

Freedom Flight is the inspiring story of the world record setting microlight expedition which spanned five continents in under a year. Faced with apparently insurmountable obstacles and fears, the pilot.

Robbie Fleck

Robbie FleckSports SpeakerCape Town

Robbie Fleck played professional rugby for over 10 years, representing Western Province (50 caps), the Stormers (S14, 49 caps) and South Africa.

Ryk Neethling

Ryk NeethlingSports and Motivational SpeakerCape Town

Ryk Neethling is one of the most successful swimmers in history to compete for the University of Arizona and the Republic of South Africa.

Ryan Botha

Ryan BothaSports Speaker and MCCape Town

Ryan has represented South Africa at under-23 level and has appeared at the UEFA Cup. Ryan’s wonder strike a few months back for Swallows versus Bloemfontein Celtic was voted Goal of the Season in the 2008/09 ABSA Premiership.

Schalk Burger

Schalk BurgerSports SpeakerCape Town

After playing for the Under 21 Springbok side that won the U21 Rugby World Cup in 2002, Schalk was selected for the senior Springbok squad where he recently celebrated 50 caps.

Steve Komphela

Steve KomphelaSports SpeakerBethlehem

He has represented South Africa in 24 Senior Internationals. He began his coaching career at Manning Rangers in 2002, after which he coached the Dynamos, Maritzburg United, the South African U20 and U23 teams and the Free Stars.

Tendai Mtawarira

Tendai MtawariraSports SpeakerDurban

Having evolved from local crowd favourite to a South African hero, this Zimbabwean-born front row prop, who started his career at flank, has grown into iconic status at the Sharks and Springboks.

Tiaan Strauss

Tiaan StraussSports Speaker and MCCape Town

During his rugby career, Tiaan Strauss played 158 games for Western Province, including 95 as captain over 10 seasons.

Tim Noakes

Tim NoakesSports and Keynote SpeakerCape Town

Noakes was born in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1949 and moved to South Africa at the age of five. As a young boy his main sporting interest was cricket.

Vanessa Haywood

Vanessa HaywoodSports Speaker and MCCape Town

Vanessa is a very keen sportswoman and her biggest challenge this year is that she will be participating in the ABSA Cape Epic.

Victor Matfield

Victor MatfieldSport SpeakerJohannesburg

No rugby player has played more in the Green and Gold than Victor Matfield, arguably the best lock in world rugby during his decade playing Test rugby.