Bok alumni at Madibaz dinner

2015-07-15 06:00
Hannes Strydom



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SOME of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s most famous South African rugby alumni are set to gather for a once-in-a-lifetime legacy event in Port Elizabeth on September 3.

The Madibaz Bok Banter dinner will bring together a constellation of Springbok stars in celebration of NMMU’s 10 years of existence, after the merging of the University of Port Elizabeth, PE Technikon and local Vista University campus.

The event will be headlined by members of the 1995 Rugby World Cup winning squad Hennie le Roux, Hannes Strydom and Garry Pagel.

They will be joined by former Blitzbokke coach Paul Treu, who led his side to victory in the 2008/9 Sevens World Series, and ex-Springbok manager Zola Yeye, who has the inside scoop on the 2007 world champions.

Madibaz deputy director of sport Petrus Boukes said they had assembled a very knowledgeable and experienced panel, led by popular TV commentator Gavin Cowley, to discuss the upcoming World Cup.

Guests will be able to bid on rugby memorabilia in an auction.

Proceeds from the evening will be used towards building a dedicated rugby clubhouse at the Madibaz Stadium.

* The Bok Banter dinner will be held at the NMMU Indoor Sports Centre on September 3.

Just 600 tickets have been made available for this exclusive event at a cost of R350 per person or R3 500 for a 10-seater table. The price includes a three-course meal and drinks.

To book, email Sheree van Rooyen on or phone 041 504 4358.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Cliff Hall on or 082 781 0544.

For more information, find Madibaz4U on Facebook and Twitter

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