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Laureus Fast Facts

We support
30 programmes within South Africa

We have changed
over 80,000
kids’ lives

We have raised 
over R80-million
since inception

We have 28
sports celebrities
as ambassadors

Laureus operates
in 35 countries
across the globe

Women’s Month: Ntambi Ravele

I’m a businesswoman but I spend most of my time advocating for women through my foundation called South African Women and Sports Foundation. I also serve on various boards which gives me time to focus on sports issues because most of the boards I serve on are sport...

Women’s Month: Zulfah Gierdien-Abrahams

I am the Head of Operations at Laureus South Africa and my role is to ensure organisational effectiveness by providing leadership for the organisation’s financial and operational functions. I am also a “mompreneur” and in my spare time, I coach under 9’s at Transition...

Women’s Month: Celly Peters

Rugby and life skills coach, supervisor for volunteers at Score outreach programme (NGO) and executive board member for Boland Rugby Union. Working with youth and young people. Eddie Jones, not only for being one of the world's most successful rugby coaches but it is...

Women’s Month: Nokulunga Mvandaba

 I am a facilitator and coach for social and emotional learning within sports. All the young women I work with within my community. My role model is Jill Benting because of her selfless commitment to empowering the youth of this country as well the positive impact she...

Women’s Month: Merentia van der Vent

I am a news anchor and reporter. I write and compile news bulletins during my shift and when needed, we also compile sport bulletins. I do like a very good sport story, for instance a gold or any other medal win at the Olympic Games, World Cup, etc to lead a news...

Women’s Month: Esther Sampson

I am the External Relations Manager at United Through Sport. I focus on monitoring, evaluation and learning, fundraising and communications. I am passionate about using sport as a tool to create lasting change in individual's lives, contributing to the development of...

Women’s Month: Carla Mackenzie

 I am a radio, and TV presenter who has over 10 years of experience in the South African entertainment industry. At Jacaranda FM, I host the SA Top 20 show on Sundays at 18:00 and also work on the Breakfast with Martin Bester Breakfast show as the digital producer.  ...

Women’s Month: Carly Peters

Co-Founder and host of #sitdownwiththetwins, a podcast where we interview professional athletes to share their story as motivation to the broader public. Programme Manager at Benji Rugby Academy, a home to develop and groom young aspiring players to their full...

Women’s Month: Tori Gardner

I have recently joined the phenomenal team at CoolPlay which is a sport for good programme delivering life skills to kids on the sports field. We operate in some of the most disadvantaged areas of Cape Town and by creating safe spaces under the guidance of positive...

Women’s Month: Romy Titus

What don’t I do…. I think it’s quite loaded but as a freelancer I work on TV, Radio, and online radio I’m a doula, and have recently joined Bafana Bafana as their Team Media Officer. It’s all a whirlwind but I love it all! My daughter Hera keeps me motivated. She is...

Women’s Month: Vaylen Kirtley

I am a sport presenter and producer. After spending the first chapter of my career at the public broadcaster, I have moved to a dynamic young news channel - Newzroom Afrika to take on the role of Sport Editor. I help to tell stories daily of human excellence and...

Women’s Month: Lerato Malekutu

I am a sports PR and Communications professional. I previously worked as Media Manger of the Proteas cricket team for more than 10 years but after resigning in 2019, I decided to pave my own path. I’m fortunate to with work with some of the best athletes and brands in...


A powerful message to help social projects who use sport as a tool for social change.


A network of national projects combating some of the toughest social challenges faced by youth.


Eighteen sports celebrities who lend their time and expertise to inspire young people to greatness.


Identifying and training youth to transform their communities through sport.