The Organizer


At the age of 26 he won the first Big Brother competition in 2001 in South Africa.

A few highlights of his life:

  • Born  1975 Worcester on Leipzig Wine Farm in the NUY Valley
  • Matriculated Paarl Gimnasium in 1993
  • Studied Marketing & Tourism in 1995 and also started FERDINAND’S TOURS and ADVENTURES in the same year
  • 2002 - Mc with Miss Universe Michelle McLean at Miss Namibia
  • 2002 – Hosted his own talk show "Voorblad"
  • 2003 – Hosted a TV talk show, “Ferdi gee gas”
  • 2007 – Hosted 2 seasons of “Laugh out Loud” on Mnet
  • 2007/8 – Award for the best viewed program “Laugh out Loud”

After a few years on the TV circuit, Ferdi also runs 2 successful businesses  Ferdinand’s Tours & Adventures and 8 Hours Challenge 


Magda's Soup Kitchen

We at 8 Hour Challenge dont just want to be different in our race, but also helping people across the winelands district.  So last year we ask all participants when they come to the race on raceday to bring foodstuff.  Like a bag of patatos,  carrots, beens, meat what ever they can bring.  Because hungry people dont chose they appreciate yes flower too.
We were so bless by Lenovo that send a container full of food after race and people that forgot also brought days after.  We fed with the help of The Braai Crew and Magdas soup kitchen and sponsors that worked through Saturday night to feed 4000 people on Sunday and we had enough food to feed another 10 0000 people weeks after.
So this year also bring nappies and baby products cause we realise its a big problem.