Talk: lunch with Oregan Hoskins

2010-11-01 00:00

THE South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), in conjunction with the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business, will host South African Rugby Union president Oregan Hoskins in a lunchtime talk on Thursday.

Hoskins was born and raised in Pietermaritzburg. He matriculated at Haythorne High School. He obtained BA and LLB degrees and opened a legal practice in the city.

He was a keen and successful rugby player, both at high school and later for the Young Lions and Maritzburg Collegians clubs.

Hoskins was also a member, alongside Dick Muir, of the Natal Ceder Team.

He pursued his interest in rugby through its administration and was elected to the Natal Rugby Union Council in 1995. He became vice-president in 1999.

A year later, he became chairperson of the Sharks and two years later, president of the KZN Rugby Union.

Since 2006 he has held the position of SA Rugby Union president, a period in South African rugby history that ranks as the very best, both on and off the field.

Hoskins is a member of the Institute of Directors and became a director of Rugby World Cup Limited in 2008.

The talk begins at 12.30 pm at Chamber House. Costs are R80 for members of SAIIA, R100 for chamber members and R120 for non-members. Students will pay R40 on production of their student card. A finger lunch will be served and a cash bar is available. RSVP to Lorna Jones at 033 345 2747, fax 033 394 4151 or e-mail

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