SPORTS

PARA-ATHLETES

Through sponsorship, Simeka is honoured to journey with these esteemed athletes:

Jonathan Ntutu

Jonathan Ntutu is a 30 years old visually impaired athlete with the following accolades:

  • 2017 Paralympics World Championship T13 Silver medalist
  • T13 Silver medalist at the Rio 2016 Paralympics
  • Winner of the 2015 Sports Ministerial Award for Excellence at the African Games
  • Gold medalist at the 2015 African Games in the 200m T12 class.
  • Silver medalist at the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in
    the 200m T12 class.
  • Winner of the 2015 Western Cape Award for sportsman with a
    disability.
  • Bronze medalist at London 2012 in 100m class T13.

Mpumelelo Mhlongo

Mpumelelo is a 22 years old Chemical Engineering student at University of Cape Town (UCT). A T44 South African Athlete with a leg disability.

  • Ranked 2 in the world in the T44 long jump.
  • African Record-holder for Long Jump and High Jump.
  • 2015 UCT Sports Person of the Year.
RACE CAR DRIVES (Johannesburg)

Simeka supports these racers through driver sponsorship.

Juan Gerber

Juan started racing saloon cars in 2002 and won 3 regional championships in various categories. He then moved on to the Engen VW National Championship in 2013 and over the last few seasons worked his way forward to being one of the pace setting drivers in the class, often qualifying on pole, winning races and setting fastest laps. He came 2nd masters championship 2016 and is currently leading masters championship 2017 with one race to go.

Juan is a mechanical engineer working at Babcock and is married

Darren and Justin Oates

The Oates Twins, Darren and Justin both started racing karts in 2002 as a five year olds and in their first season manged to finish 1st and 3rd in Rand Kart Club karting championship respectively. Over the years they competed in various classes, including the National championship in Rotax DD2 and later the X30 6 speed gearbox national karting class and also won various endurance races.

In 2015 they started racing on the main circuit and later that year started participating in Engen VW Cup. In their first full season in 2016 Darren finished 12th and Justin 10th overall against a very competitive field of all the top talented drivers in South Africa.

Currently, both Darren and Justin have a chance to finish in the top 6 in the overall driver’s championship and in the top 4 in the Junior Championship.