Thomas Sipho Mlambo

In 1993 Sipho was the first black student to win the Transvaal Annual High Schools' Speech contest. Proving that he was brain and brawn, he was also a first-team rugby player and 100m champion. In 1997 Sipho responded to an advertisement for a television sports presenter and by 1998 had started his career with SuperSport. After two years of the graveyard shift he went on to cover major interna- tional sporting events. He has since become the main anchor for all SuperSport's football properties and hosts several magazine shows. He covered the 2006 World Cup in Germany and, celebrating a rare accomplishment of 10 years as a sports presenter, he was treated to the semi-finals and final at the 2008 CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana. Sipho can also proudly say that he was part of the contingent that brought home the right to host 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup.

Lunch spot: The Butcher Shop, Sandton Square