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William Makgopo
William Makgopo
William Mokgopo, otherwise known as “The Skinny Hulk”, is a 27-year old athlete, model and motivator. William was born and raised in Diepsloot, but now bases himself in Pretoria where he trains with the TUKS High Performance Centre. William’s cycling expertise is XCO, Marathon and Stage-Racing. In July 2013, William burst onto the International circuit when I was chosen to represent South Africa for the first time at the UCI MTB World Championships in Pietermaritzburg. The following year in May 2014, he signed with the Kargo Pro Cycling Team, the first UCI registered MTB team in SA.
Terence Parkin
Terence Parkin
Terence Mike Parkin, born 12 April 1980 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, a professional swimmer from South Africa, who won the silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in the 200 metres breaststroke. Terence also competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics, as well as the 2005 Deaflympics in which he took home two gold medals. Terence is the only deaf swimmer to be part of the FINA’s elite rankings and he holds the record for winning the most number of medals in Deaflympics history with a total of 33. In 2011, Terence saved a young boy from drowning.
Gary Beneke
Gary Beneke
Gary Beneke was born in the south of Johannesburg on the 18 August 1962.

Gary started cycling at the tender age 15, with the peak of his cycling career being in the mid to late eighties, early nineties. In 2012 Gary was crowned the World Master Road Champion and continues to race today, albeit at Master Level.

Gary continues to participate in all forms of cycling from racing to retail and training to cycling events. Gary is married to Helen and is father to two children, Calvin and Bianca.

Mark Boucher
Mark Boucher
Mark Verdon Boucher, born 3 December 1976, is a South African cricket coach and former cricketer who played all three formats of the game. Boucher holds the world record for the most Test dismissals by a wicket-keeper, with 532 catches and 555 total dismissals. Mark has represented Border, Warriors, South Africa, Africa XI, ICC World XI and Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. Mark was a regular feature in the South African side from the 1997/1998 tour to Australia, until his retirement from international cricket in July 2012 after a serious eye injury suffered against Somerset. Mark is currently the head coach of the Titans in his native South Africa.
Rory Steyn
Rory Steyn
Rory is Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of NSA Global Security Consultants, who offer a variety of specialised security services. Prior to this, Rory had a long and accomplished history in the South African Police Service, where he specialised as an investigator, intelligence field-worker and section head of the Johannesburg VIP Protection and Bomb Disposal Units. Rory was appointed to the Presidential Protection Unit in 1996 as team leader of one of President Nelson Mandela’s personal protection teams and was responsible for the protection of the President both nationally and internationally.
Scarra Ntubeni
Scarra Ntubeni
Siyabonga ‘Scarra’ Ntubeni, born 18 February 1991, is a South African rugby union footballer who plays as hooker for the Stormers in Super Rugby and Western Province in the Currie Cup and in the Rugby Challenge. Scarra debuted for both Western Province and the Stormers in 2011, however it wasn’t until the 2012 Currie Cup that he really established himself as a first team member.
Nicole Capper
Nicole Capper
Nicole Capper is a Survivor SA S7 castaway, Luxuria Lifestyle SA CEO and Editor-in-chief, and Mrs South Africa 2018. This mom of two has a background as a functional medicine pharmacist, and is also a model, presenter, and ambassador for Rare Diseases SA. Her Survivor SA adventure came about as a result of her realising goals she never imagined she had the courage to achieve. At six weeks old her daughter was diagnosed with a life-limiting rare disease, Cystic Fibrosis. This was a major catalyst for change in her life, and led her to enter and subsequently win the Mrs South Africa competition. As an advocate for women’s rights, Nicole believes she had a choice: to allow a disease to steal her purpose, using it as an excuse for complacency; or to consciously go after her dreams despite it, and in so doing, show her children that nothing can hold them back from achieving their goals. Nicole lives to celebrate freedom, authenticity and collaboration. “No great success is ever achieved alone”.
Letshego Zulu
Letshego Zulu
Letshego Moshoeu is a South African biokineticist and adventure enthusiast from Johannesburg who was a contestant on the M-Net reality competition Survivor South Africa: Maldives, in 2011. She also appeared as a contestant on the e.tv reality competition Fear Factor South Africa, in 2006.
Letshego is an avid runner and cyclist who has conquered numerous racing events such as the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon, Cape Argus Cycle Tour, 94.7 Cycle Challenge, the Cradle Quest Mountain Bike 3 day stage race and the Ironman 70.3 Triathlon in East London in January 2011.
The love story of the adventure couple Gugu and Letshego Zulu came to a heart wrenching end in 2016 when Gugu died while trying to summit Mount Kilimanjaro. Almost three years later, the businesswoman and fitness enthusiast has penned a book detailing her experience after the death of her husband. She shared on Instagram that while the last few years have been challenging, writing the book has been cathartic.
Hennie Le Roux
Hennie Le Roux
Former Springbok, Transvaal and Cats/Lions rugby player, born 10 July 1967, in Grahamstown. Le rooux, an inside centre, played a total of 27 times for the Springboks, with the highlight being a member of the 1995 Rugby World Cup winning team. Le Roux first match for the Springboks was on 26 June 1993, against France and his last test was on 15 December 1996 against Wales.
Le Roux featured in all six of the Springboks’ games during the 1995 RWC tournament and his centre partnership with Japie Mulder is credited with helping to shackle the All Blacks. He played much of his early rugby at fly-half – including three of his appearances at RWC’95 – before switching to inside centre for the latter stages of his career. A multiple Currie Cup winner with the Lions, he finally called it a day in 2000. He was later a founding member of SARPA – the South African Rugby Players’ Association.