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Current Bidvest OPEX Athletes

The Bidvest OPEX programme, revitalised for the current generation of athletes, is a cornerstone in preparing South Africa’s top competitors for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028. Recognised for nurturing talents across all levels, the programme supports athletes as they strive towards international excellence.


Recognised for their exceptional skill and dedication, these athletes often compete and excel on international stages. They are inspirations within the Bidvest OPEX programme, demonstrating the heights of achievement possible through commitment and top-tier training.


Tier 2 athletes are on their ascent, showing significant promise and results at national and regional levels. In a pivotal phase of their development, these athletes are poised to reach the top ranks of their sport.

Name Surname Sport Gender
Daniel du Plessis Para Athletics Male
Jaco Smit Para Athletics Male
Liezel Gouws Para Athletics Female
Refilwe Masifane Para Athletics Male
Tyrone Pillay Para Athletics Male
Yane van derMerwe Para Athletics Female
Jacque Joubert Paro Judo Male
Lamani Ndyebo Para Judo Male
Alani Ferreira Para Swimming Female
Cornelle Leach Para Swimming Female
Leon Els Wheelchair Tennis Male
Lucas Sithole Wheelchair Tennis Male
Kirstly Weir Para Triathlon Female
Kyle Blignaut Athletics Male
Jovan Van Vurren Athletics Male
Zenéy Van Der Walt Athletics Female
Zakhiti Nene Athletics Male
Sokwakhana Zazini Athletics Male
Prudence Sekgodiso Athletics Female
Lythe Pillay Athletics Male
Esti Olivier Canoeing Female
Candice Lill Cycling Female
Frances JvR Cycling Female
Morne van Niekerk Cycling Male
Miyanda Maseti Cycling Female
Geronay Whitebooi Judo Female
Charne Griesel Judo Female
Henri Schoeman Triathlon Male
Jamie Riddle Triathlon Male
Caitlin Rooskrantz Gymnastics Female
Matthew Sates Swimming Male
Dune Coetzee Swimming Female
Emma Chelius Swimming Female
Aimee Canny Swimming Female
Erin Gallagher Swimming Female
Rebecca Meder Swimming Female


Emerging talents, who with determination and the nurturing environment of the Bidvest OPEX programme, are developing the skills they need to advance. They represent the programme’s commitment to fostering future sports leaders and champions.

Name Surname Sport Gender
Mine De Klerk Athletics Female
Benjamin Richardson Athletics Male
Mirè Reinstorf Athletics Female
Sinesipho Dambile Athletics Male
Kyle Rademeyer Athletics Male
Brian Raats Athletics Male
Dane Roets Athletics Female
Antonie Nortje Athletics Female
Caleigh Anders Gymnastics Female
Joshe Faulkner Surfing Male
Ntokozo Maphumulo Surfing Female
Luke Thompson Surfing Male
Zia Hendricks Surfing Female
Zoe Steyn Surfing Female
Mosa Thetsane Judo Male
Caden Kakora Badminton Male

Disclaimer: Information displayed is accurate as of March 2024