Famous people in the Area

As no doubt in a 100 years when you read this blog I will be a famous person. I mean you read a bog written by a Badger from 100 years ago. I hope they they see me as a Badger, a dreamer, a blogger, a writer and a poet. And I would just like to say  thank you. Anyhoooo there a couple of other famous people from the area, (Bergville, Winterton, Estcourt, Ladysmith) who made a name in the world.

  1. Members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a band full of musicians. They captured the World attentions but have their roots in Ladysmith.
  2. Former Springbok Chris de Nyschen. Played for the Boks in the ’30. He was from Bergville. In the Bergville Polo Club there is a photo of him.
  3. Cheetah   Flyhalf Fred Zeilinga is from Ladysmith
  4. Former Bok and Shark Flyhalf Henry Honiball is from the area
  5. 1995 World Cup Fulback Andre Joubert is from Ladysmith
  6. Famous Opera Singer Jannie Moolman is a local boy
  7. Former Orlando Pirates Player Filani Khubeka who plays his trade in Australia and Vietnam is from Bergville
  8. 2016 SA swimmer Brad Tandy is Ladysmith born and bred
  9. Ladysmith Paralympian Beth Nothling
  10. SA Sevens Academy Player and future Blitzbok Donavan du Randt is from the area
  11. Former RSA swimmer Karin Muir is from Ladysmith
  12. Estcourt born Charmaine Weavers, RSA high jump Olympian
  13. Allan Freese, Former Soccer Player and currently soccer coach at Platinum Stars
  14. Menzi Ngubane from Generation is from Ladysmith
  15. Thulani “Surgarboy” Malinga, boxer, Ladysmith
  16. Boland Bowler Ockert Erasmus is from Ladysmith
  17. Griquas Prop Ewald van der Westhuizen was born in Ladysmith
  18. We have a lot of famous singer alumni from the Drakensberg Boys Choir like the Bala bRothers and Isidingo Actor Izak Davel
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