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South African In: New York


After studying in New York, I arrived home in South Africa inspired and changed. I love New York! Every single day felt like I was in a fairytale. The flight to New York from South Africa is 14 hours. I can honestly say I was welcomed into the city with open arms. I’d always imagined New York to be an intimidating place. I was thinking “Sex in the City” and famous stars like Beyonce and Jay Z walking the streets on the flight over. Not to mention that it’s the financial capital of the world – the Wall Street Stock Exchange sounds scary. But I was pleasantly surprised with how friendly the people were and how do-able the city was.


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Here We Go: US Open



I went with my brother to the US Open Men’s Quarterfinals at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens. I watched Andy Murray vs. Stanislas Wawrinka. It was such an awesome vibe, even Sean Connery was in the crowd! They played James Bond music during one of the breaks, he was smiling, it was loads of fun 🙂 I was shocked with Murray’s performance, he looked like he just gave up half way through. I couldn’t believe he mangled yet another racket, but I would too if I was up against Wawrinka who was playing near-flawless tennis. He deserves his place in the semi finals!


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Golf Course on the Water’s Edge in East London

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East London is a city on the southeast coast of South Africa.The city lies on the Indian Ocean coast, largely between the Buffalo River and the Nahoon River, and hosts the country’s only river port. I was recently there with my film crew to shoot the city’s famous golf club. Tranquil and serene, it has glorious views of the ocean and a bit of wildlife wandering around the course. Watching the video, you get a window into the beautiful land and ocean of this part of the country.

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Filming Zingela Archery in Jeffrey’s Bay for Skybok

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For best viewing quality, make sure to set the viewing settings to 1080p HD by clicking on the cog at the bottom right-hand corner of the video as it plays.

I always like to blog about the more interesting places we shoot for Skybok………and, well, there’s no doubt that Zingela Archery in Jeffrey’s Bay is one of them. It’s hidden along the R102 between Humansdorp and Jeffrey’s Bay in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, and is a very cool spot once you arrive. I was certainly introduced to a whole new world I never knew existed when we came to shoot their video profile for them. A fantastic place and a pleasure filming it! I’ve come to learn that it is, in fact, a huge sport with a massive amount of people who love it. In my opinion it’s a nice hobby and certainly after filming these people doing it, I paid more attention to the archery at The Olympics!

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Filming The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth for Skybok

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Skybok recently filmed the stadium in Port Elizabeth. It’s nicknamed “the sunflower” because of the design of the roof. It’s about 40m high and is made up of six levels. A 48 000 seater stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, it was built as part of a country-wide initiative to build world-class stadiums in preparation for the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup. It’s situated at 70 Prince Alfred road, North End. It’s at the heart of the city, overlooking the North End lake. We got to shoot everything, even the locker rooms and the huge-ass jacuzzis. It regularly hosts large scale football and rugby matches, but it has also been used as a concert venue. And did you know that it was the first stadium in the country to be completed? Awesome! Shooting this was a dream and we had a lot of fun. Take a look at the video (above) and see for yourself how gorgeous it is.

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The Rugby World Cup!


Today, everyone around South Africa is wearing their supporter’s jersey loud and proud!

You see, it was South Africa’s first game as part of the Rugby World Cup 2011 – the leading international rugby union competition!

Pubs everywhere are full to the brim!

People are drinking beer, having braais (our word for barbecues), waving flags and are glued to their screens watching all the games and updates!

We are the current defending champions, so the heat is on!

This year the competition takes place in New Zealand from the 9th of September to the 23rd of October. It’s actually the largest sporting event ever held there so far.

Twenty teams are competing in the 2011 World Cup, including:

This is the 7th World Cup and South Africa is competing for the 5th time.

Today’s game was played at the Regional Stadium in Wellington, against Wales.

I was so ecstatic when we won the match 17 – 16 !! We played so so well. It was a very tight game and at one point I thought we were going to lose!

I swear the streets here are alive with festivity and pride – it reminds me of last year when South Africa hosted the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup!

It’s a great feeling.

I am a HUGE fan of the Boks! (short for ‘Springboks’) – what we call our team.

We are the current holders of the Rugby World Cup and are the 2009 British and Irish Lions Series winners.

We are ranked as the third best team in the IRB World Rankings and were named 2008 World Team of the Year at the prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards!