Van der Burgh to be a mentor on Disney’s Aim High programme

2014-05-12 00:00

OLYMPIC gold medallist Cameron van der Burgh will front the fifth phase of Disney XD’s Aim High, an initiative designed to inspire a generation of kids to get the most out of life, try new things and be the best they can be.

Until June 23 the channel will be offering fans the chance to win a once in a lifetime experience with Van de Burgh, the current 100 m breaststroke world-record holder and 2012 Olympic champion. In addition, the winner will receive a year’s supply of Nestlé Milo cereal.

“I was very honoured when I heard that I have been selected to be the next Aim High mentor, it’s a great campaign that offers a unique opportunity to young aspiring sportspeople,” said Van Der Burgh. “Growing up I had mentors who inspired me and offered me opportunities which changed my life. I really hope that I can do the same for someone else.”

To enter, fans simply need to visit or and answer a multiple choice question together with a motivation on why they should be selected for this incredible opportunity.

The winner will then get to spend an unforgettable day in and out of the pool, learning the tricks of the trade direct from Van der Burgh. The session will be filmed and aired on Disney XD (DStv, Channel 304) later on in the year.

Aim High’s previous mentors include Bafana Bafana soccer star Siphiwe Tshabalala, winner of South Africa Idols season six, Elvis Blue, Sharks and Springbok rugby star Tendai “The Beast” Mtawarira, and Proteas fast-bowler Dale Steyn.


Starting on SABC1 at 8.30 pm on Wednesday is the Kenyan-set series, Shuga: Love, Sex, Money, which explores the notions of power and the impact those who have it leave in our lives, reflects on beliefs and actions surrounding love, lust and sex and tells the story of hopes and dreams that either flourish or shatter into a million pieces.

Filmed in Nairobi, Shuga is designed to be a hard-hitting TV drama series that aims to lift the lid on the reckless sex lives and loves of young Kenyans and their partners.


In tomorrow night’s episode of The Graham Norton Show, Hugh Jackman reveals he had a close shave with Wolverine’s blades, Michael Fassbender says he owes his career to director Steve McQueen and James McAvoy tells how he got out of shape for Filth.

Demonstrating how they got their mojo on the film set, the three stars of X-Men: Days of Futures Past, make an entrance to Blurred Lines, which sets a musical tone to the whole show, with Fassbender and Jackman breaking into song — Africa by Toto — at every opportunity.

The Graham Norton Show can be seen on BBC Entertainment (DStv channel 120) a 9.35 pm.


Jacqui Carpede, one of the members of the pop group Jamali, will be starring in the Mzansi Love drama Label It Love, which premieres on tomorrow night at 8.30 pm.

Carpede has appeared in a number of musical theatre productions, including A New Day, Fever, Razzle Dazzle, Femme Fatale, The Wiz and Extreme.

She has also featured in the drama series Donkerland and made guest appearances in Binnelanders and City Ses’la.

In April this year, she released her solo album Ready To Love.


Season six of Tropika Island of Treasure is airing on SABC1 on Thursdays at 6 pm.

Set on the tropical island of Mauritius, six contestants take part in physical and mental challenges, tasks and races to win R1 million. The show is presented by Pearl Thusi.

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