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Mpumelelo Mbangwa

Curently with SuperSport as a cricket anchor who hosts the international cricket as well as Inside Edge which is SuperSport’s cricket show. He’s an accomplished commentator and along with presenting, commentates on just about all cricket on SuperSport as well as around the world. Mpumelelo has hosted numerous breakfasts, lunches, dinners, awards ceremonies and product launches as a Master of Ceremonies. 

Awards

  • 2012 SAB Sports Journalist Awards TV Sports Journalist of the Year
  • 2010 SAB Sports Journalist Awards TV Commentator of the Year
  • 2009 SAB Sports Journalist Awards TV Presenter/Personality of the Year
  • 2007 SAB Sports Journalist Awards Newcomer of the Year


Events Covered

  • Cricket World Cup South Africa 2003, West Indies 2007 and India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh 2011
  • ICC Champions Trophy England 2004 & 2013
  • ICC World Twenty20 South Africa in 2007, West Indies in 2010 and Sri Lanka   2012. Indian Premier League 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • Champions League Twenty20 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013



David O’Sullivan

Career History


David O'Sullivan has been a radio journalist for over 30 years, having started his career at Capital Radio in 1982. He rose to the position of News Editor, covering the fall of apartheid and the release of Nelson Mandela.
During that time, he worked as a foreign correspondent for numerous international radio networks including Independent Radio News in London, Voice of America and National Public Radio in the USA, 2GB in Australia, and Newstalk ZB in New Zealand.
He left fulltime radio to embark on a career in law, and worked for Webber Wentzel in their media law department, dealing with such clients as the Star, Pretoria News, Sowetan, BBC and Carte Blanche. The lure of radio proved too much for him, and he joined Talk Radio 702 in 1995.


He worked in all on-air departments at 702 - news, sport and programming and covered every significant event in South Africa over the next 20 years, including events ranging from the 1995 Rugby World Cup, the 1996 and 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and every election since democracy. He hosted the prime-time Afternoon Drive show for 11 years. He also presented live sport on SABC-TV for 12 years.
In 2016, David freelances for Power FM, consults with corporates on media training and strategy, facilitates conferences, does public speaking and MCs functions, produces and presents podcasts for corporate clients.

David has been married to Jacqui, the Managing Executive for Communications at Telkom, for 14 years. They have two sons, Michael (11) and Tom (4).

 

Neil McKenzie

Profession : Cricketer


Neil Douglas McKenzie is a South African former cricketer. He is a right-handed opening batsman who played for South Africa, making his first appearance in 2000.

He played for the Highveld Lions in South African domestic cricket and has also played county cricket for Somerset, Durham and Hampshire. He announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in January 2016.

Cricket Career


His Test debut came as an opening batsman in a tour of Sri Lanka.  McKenzie made his maiden Test hundred against New Zealand in 2000–01. Another century soon came against Sri Lanka at Supersport Park.  

In the first Test against England at Lord's in July 2008, McKenzie batted for over nine hours in a 447-ball innings of 138 to help his side save the match having been asked to follow on on the third day.

Neil McKenzie, at 39 retired from first-class cricket after scoring an unbeaten double-hundred to help Lions defeat Warriors and take the Sunfoil title in Johannesburg.

McKenzie scored 19,041 runs from 280 matches at an average of 45.77, including 53 hundreds and 86 fifties since his debut in 1994-95. He also represented South Africa in 58 Tests, 64 ODIs and two T20Is.

Having begun his international career in the middle-order, he remodelled himself as an opener in later years. Along with Graeme Smith, he broke a Test record that had stood for 52 years when they added 415 runs for the first wicket against Bangladesh in February 2008. The Durban Test against Australia in 2009 was the last time McKenzie played for South Africa.

Later Career


In January 2010, McKenzie joined English county side Hampshire as a Kolpak player for the 2010 County Championship. On 5 August 2011 McKenzie hit his career best first-class score of 237 in a County Championship match against Yorkshire. Not only did he make his highest score, but during his innings a number of records fell. Together with Michael Carberry he set a new Hampshire record for the 3rd wicket in first-class cricket, setting a partnership of 523 runs to surpass the previous best partnership for the 3rd wicket, which was set by George Brown and Phil Mead in 1927. The partnership with Carberry was also the highest for any wicket for Hampshire, surpassing the 411 set by Robert Poore and Teddy Wynyard in 1899. Their partnership was the 11th time in first-class cricket that a partnership has passed 500 runs, currently ranks 9th on the all time list.

 

 

Nicholas Lambie

Current

Recently completed studies. During his study years Nicolas has gained valuable experience in the sports industry including team management at College Rovers Rugby Club,Program Intern Co-ordinator at TAG Rugby Association, Sports Editorial Intern at Highbury Safika Media focusing on Cricket and Rugby Writing.

 

Qualifications

  • TV and Radio Presenting.
  • IRB Level 1 Rugby Coaching
  • Marketing
  • Sports Management

 

Accomplishments

  • Wendon Academy: Special needs Matric 2008 and received Fleming floating trophy for continuous Academic progress(2007 and 2008)
  • Boston City Campus and Business College: Awarded the Principles award for Diligence and Perseverance(2012) the Physically Disabled(2012)
  • Represented The Kwa Zulu Natal swimming team that participated in the Nedbank National Championships for  Physically Disabled(2012)
  • Completed my first Midmar Mile(2012)
  • Completed my second Midmar Mile(2013)
  • Award for Most Inspirational Student at ETA Sports College (2014)

  

Professional Experience

  • College Rovers Rugby Writer(2015-Current)
  • College Rovers Rugby Manager(2010-2011)
  • Program Co-ordinator Intern at TAG Rugby Association(April-December 2014)
  • Sports Editorial Intern at Highbury Safika Media(December 2014-April 2015)