Paul Modjadji is an incredible master dancer, choreographer, writer, author, social developer and an active entrepreneur. Paul was born on the 10th of September in the township of Hammanskraal in Tshwane. The young Modjadji learned to use family gatherings as a platform for his training studio to hone his skills as he expressed how he grew up in a community he describes as having no resources for a rambunctious young vibrant person as himself who wanted to dance, act, and express his creative talents.
It was thanks to the television movie hits ‘fame’ and ‘Sarafina’ that the young Modjadji first made sense of exactly where he wanted his life to go. Modjadji's future in the arts was sealed when he scored a scholarship to attend the Dansevaerkstedet Dance Foundation in Denmark, straight after his matric year. His passion for dance and storytelling through the arts later caught the attention of the Washington, DC, Based Global Young Leaders Congress, who awarded him with the Global Young Leaders Award in 2002. Modjadji has gone on to carve a career as an international ambassador for the arts for South Africa.
In 2013, Lucas Sithole, made history when he became the first African to win a grand slam title at the US Open. Introduced to tennis only in 2005, Lucas was selected in 2006 to represent South Africa at a tournament in Netherlands. Now over nine years since his international debut, he has gone on to win more than seven titles including his 2015 Daegu open two titles win. Sithole is South Africa’s number one wheel chair Tennis player.
Off the court, the South African star has recently started to record a CD. Sithole comes from a Zulu background and his couch believes that his CD is a remembrance of those roots. The Wheelchair Tennis player was not only a finalist in the category of Administrator of the Year at the 2013 prestigious GSA, but won Gold in the category of “Sportsman of the Year with a Disability”.
Arthur Mafokate is a South African musician, singer, producer, performer and television personality. He first came to public attention in the late 1980’s as a dancer backing top artists such as the legendary Brenda Fassie amounts others.
Dancing then gave him the opportunity to be closer to his dream of becoming a musician and even though he also made his mark in the modelling industry world, having taken the Mr. Soweto title and achieving runner up for Mr. South Africa competition, he knew he wanted to be involved in the music business which is a dream he realized. He was at the helm of the kwaito phenomenon that rose popularity in the South African music Industry. Arthur is now a kwaito legend turned businessman.
David Tlale is a proudly South African designer born and raised in Vosloorus, Boksburg. He is a creative who doesn’t only do fashion, but is Fashion. David Tlale is a force to be reckoned with in the fashion scene, his stitches are running from South Africa to the world at large. David Tlale has showed that dedication, perseverance and persistence will get you on the world ramp Africa, Paris and New York.
Tlale went on to create one of the largest Media Stirs in South African fashion history when he showcased his incredible work on the beautiful, iconic Nelson Mandela Bridge in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, which was quickly followed by a second showing at the historic Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria. David Tlale is an award winning brand both daring and dramatic.
Kgothatso Montjane is our 29 year old South African top ranked Paralympic wheelchair tennis player is the reigning 2015 Swiss open winner in the women’s singles making it her second title win of this title. She certainly comes across as an athlete whose core belief is participating for the love of one’s life, health and well-being as she was once quoted as saying “I want to encourage other people with disabilities to play wheelchair tennis because it’s given me a new life and a healthy sense of well-being...
”This wouldn’t be her first time being a part of the Gauteng Sports Awards as she was a runner up in 2011 for sportswoman of the year with disability and won the award for the same category in 2013. This is only but one of her many significant awards and achievements. She is currently ranked world number 8.
Sanani Mangisa is goalkeeper to the South African Women’s Hockey team, Sanani, as she is affectionately known, is an Olympian and, as she describes herself, a sports fanatic.
Having earned her first national cap at age 19, she has proven throughout her career that she is one committed athlete whose hard work and determination resulted in her participating in the 2014 World cup after suffering a possibly career ending injury with roughly four (4) months to work at becoming of competition standards, an experience which instead of leaving her defeated, set the tone for how hard she’s come work. Now she has over 100 caps to her name for the South African Women’s Hockey team with Beijing Olympics 2008 and Commonwealth Games 2010 counted amongst some of her career highlights.
Began in the 50cc cadet class quickly got to grips with the sport and class ending 6th in the Championship Moved up into 60cc Gp-Junior class only for two years ending up 10th in the Championship My next class was the Vortex Super Rok class, being one the youngest driver in the class and driving the most powerful motor class of the serious this was where I learnt to hone my racing against the best in the country ended the Regional the championship in 2nd and the National Championship in 7th International Experience Rotax Max Challenge Final event in Genk, Belgium.
This was my first international event against the best in the world. After a tough final race I managed to pull off a Win in the Mojo Cup final race and took the top spot on.
Metro FM radio presenter and eNCA';s Sport Anchor William Lehong is the kinda guy that has every reason to walk around with a chip on his shoulder. You must have seen the man on your TV sets and heard him on radio, with his signature of his Pyjama Party show. If so, surely you agree that it would be hard to deny that the sassy presenter, also known as the Black Chinese, displays all qualities of the modern age man - success complemented with good looks.
In a society that is money-, sex- and status-driven it's not strange to also expect someone of that calibre to be somewhat pompous. But meeting the host, it's refreshing to discover that he's quite laid-back, and this is well reflected in his outfit: A plain shirt and blue jeans. William also describes himself as a simple guy."I'm still to date the most down to earth guy," he says. "I'm humble. Humility is key in this industry." Could his admission to that statement be an indication of the opposite, I ask - after all who doesn't want to sound smart, be liked and be the guy everyone says about, 'Oh, he's soo humble!'
Kwena Moabelo is a 39 year old seasoned radio and TV presenter with over 20 years experience. Started broadcasting with Turf radio in 1992, before moving to Thobela Fm in 1995 Won over ten radio broadcast awards in that period. Current gauteng sports journalist of the year (2013). Joined SABC sport in 2008, as host of SAFMâ€™s daily sports show Gameplan until 2013 October.
Hosted blow by blow (boxing show ) and Soccer 411 (soccer preview show). Hosted the biggest sports show in the country, Soccerzone on SABC 1 between 2012-13. Founding chairperson of the Media league. Ambassador for shake the world movement. Ran and completed 3 comrades marathons. Ambassador for the 2012 Gauteng Sports Award
Caleb George is the youngest Golfer in SA. He started to play Golf at the Tender age of Five years. He won the South African Golf under 5 years and qualified to play in the Pepsi Little peoples Golf Championship in Quincy the state of Illinois USA. When he turned 6 years he qualified to play in the US kids World Golf championship that was held in the State of North Carolina USA.
Caleb has received has received Media coverage on Etv, sabc and the print Media before and after participating in the USA Kids world Championship as well as the USA Kids European Championship, he appeared on the Front page of the Cape Argus, star newspaper and the Cover page of the Young Golfer Magazine.
Caleb’s ambition is to become a professional Golfer