Angus Powers

Though award-winning sports journalist Angus Powers has had the pleasure of interviewing and writing about a variety of elite South African sportsmen and women, his greatest pleasure comes from telling the stories of those who have “achieved greatness in the face of overwhelming adversity”. The year 2011 was a particularly good one for Powers as he bagged just about every award a sports writer could hope for, from Pica’s Feature Writer of the Year to the SAB Sports Media Award for Print. If that wasn’t enough, he also helped to pen Rugby: In Our Blood — a light and frothy account of the illustrious history of South Africa rugby. He admits it will be difficult to better last year’s sterling performance, but awards aren’t his game. “You just need to be receptive to what’s going on around you instead of focusing on any one thing. Do that and success will find you.”

Nickolaus Bauer