South African Legends Dinner
October 13 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
LEGENDS ATTENDING THE EVENT
Banele Khoza is a Pretoria based comtempory artist obsessed with expression of the current state of affairs in human relations. Born in 1994 in Hlatikulu, Swaziland, Banele moved to South Africa in 2008 to further his studies. He graduated with a Btech in Fine Arts at the Tshwane University of Technology and has sine then taken over the title of young up and coming artist to watch.
Clive and Glynis Harding
The name 4 JACKS AND A JILL is instantly synonymous with sentimental evocation. In the mere mentioning of this group, songs like Master Jack, Timothy, Ramaja, Jimmy come lately, and a long list of others transport us back to an era of true musical genius. But … if you thought that this iconic group had disappeared, think again.
Although they chose a hiatus from the public eye, they were not idle at all. In fact, whilst not publically in the limelight, it’s worth mentioning that they’ve attained greater heights than any other South African artist. In the past five years alone they’ve sold more than a million CD’s!
But of course the star of the group is Glenys Lynne (Jill) proficiently managed by her husband Clive, who is also the producer and bass player of the group. The group are currently doing live performances around the country celebrating 50 years since they made the international Billboard Charts with their hit written and produced in South Africa. This was achieved without leaving the country. They of course then toured most of the world.
Dr David Molapo
Dr. David Molapo is the Founder and President of the I CAN Leadership Co. Africa. He is also the foremost management consultant, educator and renowned inspirational speaker. Using a fine combination of humor, an incredible stage presence, and his personal life experiences, David has a unique ability to mesmerize any audience with his message of hope. For more information about his work with various government departments, corporates and faith based organizations
Dr Mamikie Molapo
Dr. Mamikie Molapo is an educator , inspirational speaker, coach, mentor to many and a leadership consultant. She is well known worldwide for facilitating sessions for women in leadership positions. Her clients include Corporates, various Government Departments and Faith Based Organizations.
Ian Von Memerty
Described by critics as ‘the Oxford English Dictionary of Show Business”, “the Swiss Army Knife of Entertainment”, and ‘blessed with a rare combination of talents and charisma’.
He has received 15 national theatre awards and been nominated a further 17 times. He is best known as the presenter of the hit SA TV series STRICTLY COME DANCING ((5 seasons), the ‘faaaantastic judge on SA’s GOT TALENT (4 seasons), and for his two piano show A HANDFUL OF KEYS – which has played to more than 450 000 people in over 1500 performances.
The long running fight to get Bone Marrow Transplants for his two eldest children, who suffered from the rare genetic disease MPS VI, was a national event.
Soweto born musical sensation Marah Louw was born on 17th July 1952. She is one of South Africa’s most respected entertainment industry icons. As the recipient of a Life Time Achievement Award 2010 from the National Department Of Arts and Culture (DAC) and Legend of the Decade Award, from the South African Concert Promoters Association (SAMPA), the singer of The Circle Of Life in the Zulu version Movie – of the award winning Disney film The Lion King, celebrity judge on the SA Idols talent search, and leading actress on seasons 1-8 of pre-eminent Venda/Sotho television series Muvhango – Marah Louw has had an awe-inspiring impact.
A social activist, Marah is the co-founder of the Soweto based children’s centre Golden Ark. In recognition of her talent and contribution to society national brand Ludwig’s Roses dedicated a peach/apricot hybrid to her – The Marah Louw Rose.
Ann Louise Ashworth is a 34 year old ultra distance athlete based in Blairgowrie, Johannesburg. Ann’s passion for running was kindled at a very young age as she watched Bruce Fordyce win the 1989 Comrades Marathon. At school, Ann took part in school and inter-provincial track and x-country events before moving onto road running while attending university. Having completed her first Two Oceans Ulta in 2006 (age 22), where she finished in 4h22, Ann knew that her true passion was ultra distance running. Ann took part in her first Comrades Marathon in 2008, finishing in a time of 8h01.
In 2013, Ann and her husband David founded Born2Run Athletics Club, a national running club focusing on ‘adult athlete development’. The club was intended to bridge the gap between social and elite road runners, by encouraging each runner to work toward reaching their full potential.
Khadija Patel pushes words on street corners. She is the editor-in-chief of the Mail & Guardian, a co-founder of the The Daily Vox and vice chairperson of theInternational Press Institute. As a journalist she has produced work for Sky News, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Quartz, City Press and the Daily Maverick, among others. She is also a research associate at WISER (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Witwatersrand) and has also worked in community media. In 2017, she was among 11 people from across Africa and the diaspora who were awarded the inaugural Africa #NoFilter fellowship from the Ford Foundation and in 2018, she was awarded honorary membership of the Golden Key Society. She is passionate about the protection and enhancement of global media as a public good.
Danie Gerber (born 14 April 1958 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa) is retired South African rugby union player. He is considered to be the greatest center ever to play for the Springboks. He won 24 caps for South Africa despite playing internationally for 12 years because of the country’s sporting isolation caused by apartheid. Gerber first played internationally against the South American Jaguars in 1980 where he scored a try. Danie Gerber played 115 games for Eastern Province, 40 for Western Province and 24 Free State. His career was limited to 24 Tests for the Boks between 1980 and 1992. He is one of the new inductees into the International Rugby Hall of Fame. Danie Gerber was a player of immense talent. He reached the peak of his powers in the 1980s. He was a center with a rare mix of speed, size and agility, as well as a devastating attacker and a rock-solid presence in defense. He can effortlessly step off both feet and break tackles with an extraordinary regularity meant that a sense of exhilaration fell over crowds once the ball made its way into his hold.
Dr Ali Bacher
If Dr Ali Bacher’s commitment to cricket had ended after his playing days, he would have had a proud place on the sport’s roll of honour. It was Dr Ali Bacher, the young medical doctor and Transvaal batsman – shrewd, skilful and a deft manager of men – who led South Africa to a 4-0 whitewash test series victory over Australia in the summer of 1969-1970. It may fairly be stated that the seeds of Dr Ali Bacher’s growth into a South African sports administrator of international stature were sown at the time of his greatest triumph as a player. The noose of censure against apartheid in sport was about to strangle South African cricket, setting in motion a chain of events which was to see the former test captain playing a prominent role in the transformation of cricket and the transition of South Africa from an apartheid state to a democratic nation. It was to be twenty years before a South African cricket team toured abroad, and it was appropriate that Dr Ali Bacher was again the man in charge. This time, though, he was the manager, while the team that went to India in November 1991 was captained by Clive Rice, the only player selected for a cancelled 1971-1972 tour of Australia who was still active.
Gert van Tonder
Gert van Tonder was vir 15 jaar ‘n lid van die die gewilde sanggroep, Groep 2, Groep 2 het gedurende hulle sangloopbaan sowat 17 langspeelplate opgeneem en ongeveer tien kortspelers. Hulle grootste treffers was: Die oukraalliedjie, Die Padda wou gaan opsit, Daar’s niks soos ware liefde, Dink jy darem nog aan my, Linda, Ek is lief vir die wereld, Laat my weet, en ‘n string draaitafeltreffers
Gert het nadat Groep 2 uitmekaar is hom meer toegespits op TV en rolprent werk maar het steeds as solo kunstenaar landwyd opgetree. Hy het in verskeie radio dramas asook in sowat 8 rolprente en ‘n klomp TV reekse en dramas opgetree en was 12 jaar mede aanbieder van die gewilde kinder TV program Wielie Walie. Gedurende die afgelope 46 jaar het hy ongeveer 160 Afrikaanse lirieke geskryf, asook die musiek van ‘n groot aantal daarvan, wat deur oa. Groep 2, Carike Keuzenkamp, Rina Hugo,Sias Reinecke, Dana Winner, Die Platinums, Amanda Luyt, Ed van Wyk en verskeie ander kunstenaars opgeneem is. Twee geestelike langspeelplate saam met Min Shaw, ‘When I sing for Him’ en ‘What a Friend’, het gedurende die sewentiger jare die lig gesien. Van sy bekendste liedjies/lirieke is: Sproetjies, Haas Das se nuuskas, Jakkals en wolf, As die kitare speel, Liewe ou maan, Ek is lief vir die wereld. Toonsettings van 2 van Boerneef se gedigte,’ Van al my land se Tafelberge’ en ‘Hoe stil kan dit word’.
Hendrietta Bogopane Zulu
Ms Bogopane-Zulu is currently serving as the Deputy Minister of Social Development. She had been a Member of Parliament since 1999. She served both the South African Federation of Disabled People and the South Africa National AIDS Council since 1994 and 2000 respectively. She had served both Parliament and Government in various portfolios, and such institutions as the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac); South African Qualification Authority (SAQA); Disabled Children’s Action Group;; and the World Blind Union. Prior to her appointment as Deputy Minister of Women, Children and Persons with Disability, she served as a Deputy Minister of Public Works. She holds BTech Degree. Source: (info.gov.za)
Jannie de Beer
Jan Hendrik de Beer (born 22 April 1971 in Welkom), nicknamed Jannie, is a South African former rugby union player. He played flyhalf for the South African national team, the Springboks. In all he represented the Springboks in 13 tests, scoring 183 points. He stands 1.82 meters tall, and weighs 87 kilograms. He was principally known as a kicking fly-half. De Beer made his début against the British Lions in 1997, being brought in for the dropped Henry Honiball whose running game had been contained by the Lions’ defence in the first two of the three tests. He failed however to establish himself properly in the Springbok side.
De Beer is most famous for his world record five drop goals in a single test match, set in the 1999 Rugby World Cup in Paris against England. The Springboks won the match 44-21, knocking England out of the tournament. However, his attempts to repeat the tactic in the semi-final versus Australia backfired, as despite several attempts he only scored one in the match, and the Australians closed him down. It proved to be his final appearance for the Springboks. A professed Christian, de Beer credits his faith in God for his successes. De Beer retired from professional rugby in 2002 due to a knee injury.
Jenna is a world-renowned jewellery designer, known for her unique customised creations. Her bold and dramatic designs are sought after by some of the most recognised business icons and celebrities from around the world where she has garnered a loyal following since the launch of the business. Jenna combines gold, diamonds and precious gems to create extraordinary masterpieces and is one of the few jewellery designers in South Africa who trusts only expert local hands to fashion her creations. It is part of Jenna’s ethos that true objects of unique joy can never be mass-produced and for this reason she limits the production of her designs. We believe that this steadfast commitment to craft is the reason that Jenna Clifford jewellery has attracted the attention of world-famous celebrities, some of whom have travelled from the cultural capitals of the world to acquire the iconic beauty and timeless elegance of a Jenna Clifford signature piece.
Jonathan Jansen is a senior professor formerly associated with the University of the Free State, South Africa. Apart from having served as a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University in 2016/17, he is also the president of both the South African Institute of Race Relations and the South African Academy of Science. He started his career as a biology teacher in the Cape after he had completed his science degree at the University of the Western Cape. He went on to obtain an MS degree from Cornell University and a PhD from Stanford. Jansen also holds honorary doctorates from the University of Edinburgh, the University of Vermont and Cleveland State University.
In 2013, he was awarded the Lifetime Achiever Award for Africa at the Education Africa Global Awards in New York, as well as the University of California’s Spendlove Award for his contribution to tolerance, democracy and human rights. The next year, he won the Nayef Al Rodhan Prize from the British Academy for the Social Sciences and Humanities for his book Knowledge in the Blood (published by Stanford University Press).
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.
Mark firmly believes in “the power of the ball” as an effective tool to empower the youth. The power of sport lies in its ability to instil, inspire and affect positive change. Sport changes attitudes, builds skills and brings together people of all races and abilities. While some might see a ball as a toy or simply sports equipment, Mark sees it as an invitation, a life changer and often a life saver.
Comrades Winner. Ironman Winner. Ultraman Winner. National Colours in Roadrunning, Triathlon and Duathlon. National Manager of the Nedbank Running Clubs. CEO Nick Bester Importers. Chancellors Award Winner for Sport Development at University of Central North West. Best Sports Administrators Award Winner at Gauteng Sports Awards. Finelist As Best Development Program at Discovery Sports Awards.
BORN in DURBAN in 1960, PJ Powers made her debut as a vocalist with the all-girl group “Pantha” in 1979. She then fronted the rock group “Hotline” from 1980 through to 1987, when she launched her solo career. One of South Africa’s most consistent and consummate performers, PJ Powers has recorded over 16 albums, and has maintained a high profile presence both as recording artist and as a live perfomer for over twenty years. Loved and enjoyed by a diverse crossover audience in her native South Africa, her support extends to the neighbouring states such as Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana and Mozambique.
PJ’s 1995 collaboration with Ladysmith Black Mambazo “World in Union”, introduced her to an international audience, when the song charted in the United Kingdom. Performances at high profile events including the Inauguration of President Nelson Mandela, and the Rugby World Cup further consolidated her high profile career. Popularly known as “Thandeka” she is a household name in South Africa, and her hit song “Jabulani” is known by music lovers spanning all generations, languages and social classes.
Richard van der Westhuizen
Ek is gebore in 1953 in Nababeep, Namakwaland. Na my laerskooljare in Nababeep, skryf ek matriek by St. Joseph’s College in Rondebosch. Ek behaal die graad B.Sc (Boukunde) aan die Universiteit van Pretoria. Toe werk ek ‘n ruk lank vir ‘n boekie in Pretoria, en daarna vir ‘n jaar as die kroegman van die O’okiep Hotel. Toe begin ek toneelspeel. Ek is nou al sowat 35 jaar besig met verhoogwerk, musiekteater, radio, oorklanking, televisie, films en musiek. Hier is paar hoogtepunte.
VERHOOG: Die van Aardes van Grootoor, deur Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1979, Markteater, Johannesburg; Die Staatsgetuie, deur Agatha Christie, 1979, Windhoek Teater; Plaston DNS-kind, deur P.G. du Plessis, 1981, Stadskouburg, Bloemfontein; Die Goue Kring, deur Uys Krige, 1982, Stadskouburg, Bloemfontein.
TELEVISIE: Agter Elke Man, deur Franz Marx, 1988; Ballade vir ‘n Enkeling, deur Leon van Nierop, 1991; Onder draai die Duiwel rond, deur Chris Barnard, 1998; Plek van die Vleisvreters, 2004; 7de Laan, deur Danie Odendaal, SABC2, 2005 en 2006.
ROLPRENTE: Karate Kallie, 2007; Bakgat 2, 2009; Fanie Fourie se Lobola, 2012; Die Ballade van Robbie de Wee, 2013; Treurgrond, 2015.
Having represented South, SAXV, SA President XV, Gazelles and the Springboks in 4 Tests in 1984, Visagie fell prey to many years on international isolation. His recall to face the French at Kingsmead was a fitting finale to an illustrious career. he also toured Australia with the Boks and scored a try against South Australia XV.
Sunette Stella Viljoen (born 6 October 1983) is a South African sportswoman who has represented her country in both cricket and athletics. In athletics, she competes as a javelin thrower and has won an Olympic silver medal (in 2016) and two Commonwealth Games gold medals (in 2006 and 2010), as well as medals in various other competitions. As a cricketer, she represented the South African national team between 2000 and 2002, including at the 2000 World Cup in New Zealand.
Much of his working life was spent at Avis, where he was the Chief Executive between 2007 and 2012, whilst also fulfilling board member roles at the SA Vehicle Renting & Leasing Association (SAVRALA) and the Tourism Business Council of SA (TBCSA). Wayne chaired the Opposition to Urban Tolling ALliance (OUTA) initiative since its inception in March 2012 and with six months, decided to exit the corporate world in order to provide the necessary attention required for the development of OUTA, as an effective civil intervention organisation. Having revised its funding model in lat 2015, OUTA formally changed its name to the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (retaining the acronym) and expanded its mandate to tackle broader issues related to public sector maladministration, corruption and in general, the abuse of authority. OUTA’s growing team of investigators, researchers, communications and legal personnel have begun to tackle issues in other State Owned Entities, such as ESKOM, SAA, SABC and others outside of SANRAL and the e-toll matter
Dr Makhosi Khoza
Makhosi Khoza is a Civil Activist and former Member of Parliament who served as chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration. She holds a PhD in Public Administration and a Master’s Degree in Social Science. The corruption and maladministration in the local sphere of government led her to join OUTA as an Executive Director and Head of their Local Division.