[Gallery] SA Sports Awards – red carpet arrivals

The SA Sports Awards took place the Sandton Convention Centre on Sunday. I was on the red carpet interviewing some of the biggest names in the game and while I waited for my chance, I snapped a few pics of the stars in attendance. Check out the gallery below and check back in for video interviews coming this week.

The Cameron, The Chad back in SA on Thursday

Our golden boys, Cameron van der Burgh and Chad Le Clos are expected to arrive back in SA on Thursday morning. Their arrival time is 07:30 and while that might be early for most, seeing as though it’s a public holiday, their performances in London for the Olympic Games definitely warrants it. I know a lot of women will be there to welcome them back, but guys, lets show our support too yeah?

Here’s the media alert I’ve just received. Hope to see you there:

Att: All Press

 

South Africa’s Olympic swimmers are returning from London this Thursday, 09 August 2012. Let’s give our golden boys, Cameron van der Burgh and Chad Le Clos a heroes welcome. Please be at OR Tambo International Airport international arrivals hall at 7.30am. Join LEAD SA, the Department of Sport and Recreation, SASCOC and Swimming South Africa as we celebrate our Olympians. LEAD SA- celebrating success!

 

There will also be a press conference with Cameron van der Burgh, Chad Le Clos, Minister of Sport Fikile Mbalula and the President of Swimming SA Jace Naidoo, shortly after their arrival.

Congratulations Cameron van der Burgh

Last night South African swimmer Cameron van der Burgh became an Olympic gold medalist. The 24-year old scooped the gold medal in the 100 metre breaststroke event at the London Summer Olympic Games. Not only did he win the medal but he smashed the world record too, swimming a time of 58.46. So stoked for him!!!

I’ve had the privilege of meeting Cameron and working with him on a few projects in his capacity as an Audi ambassador and let me tell you he is one of the nicest guys around. So seeing him take Olympic glory last night just makes this all the better. WELL DONE Cammy the Fish!

 

Audi A1 launches in SA

One of the hottest cars to hit South Africa in recent years has to be the new Audi A1. It’s been dubbed ‘The Next Big Thing’ and in celebration of its arrival, six South African celebrities have been tasked with being ambassadors for the next six months. They are 5FM DJ and TV personality, Anele Mdoda; models Roxy Louw and Shashi Naidoo, SA swimmer Cameron van der Burgh, TV/ Radio personality Siya Ngwekazi and one of my favourite peops in the industry, the lovely Top Billing/ Top Travel presenter Jeannie D. Lucky them- they’ve got some hot cars, and for the next six months, you can expect to see a lot more from them and their new cars. We’re going to get fun, creative, interactive so stay tuned. In the mean time, here are four videos for you to see what went down pre-launch, launch, who was in attendance and the first three ambassador parties- held at Grand Central Cafe in Melrose Arch, Jozi:

Pre-launch video

Ambassadors announced at the launch:

Other famous (jealous) names at the launch:

Ambassador party- Jeannie, Roxy, Siya: