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FSACCI Gala Welcomes South African Olympians and Paralympians

The French South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FSACCI) is excited to announce that the South African Sports Confederation, Olympic and Paralympic Committee (SASCOC) will be our guest of honour at this year's gala dinner.

FSACCI, its main partner Bureau Veritas Africa, and its gold partner Sanofi are gearing up for an exciting special Gala in 2024.

FSACCI recognizes SASCOC's crucial role in nurturing athletic talent and promoting the Olympic and Paralympic spirit within South Africa.

Meet the Champions who will grace our Gala with their presence:

Caitlin Rooskrantz
Artistic Gymnastics

Caitlin represented South Africa at the 2020 Summer Olympics and was the first South African gymnast to qualify for the Olympics without a continental quota. She is the 2022 African all-around champion, a two-time African uneven bars champion and a two-time uneven bars gold medalist on the FIG World Cup series.

Katherine Swanepoel
Para swimming

Katherine won a gold medal in the women's 150m individual medley at the 2023 Para Swimming World Championships in Manchester. She represented her country in three different sports: wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and swimming.

Esti Olivier
Canoeing

Esti is one of the leading South African canoeists in the K1 and K4 disciplines at multiple distances. She won two events at the 2019 African Games in Morocco and secured two Olympic quotas in the Women’s K1 500m and Women’s K2 500m alongside Helen Jansen Van Vureen in 2023.

Kgothatso Montjane
Wheelchair Tennis

In 2018, Kgothatso became the first black South African woman to compete at Wimbledon. In the same year, she also competed at the US Open and became the first African wheelchair tennis player to qualify for all four Grand Slam tournaments in the same year.

Shaun Anderson
Para Archery

Shaun climbed the ranks and represented South Africa at the 2016 Rio Paralympics and at the delayed 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. He is ranked 35th in the world in the Men’s W1 category.

Sizwe Ndlovu
Rowing

Sizwe is a former Olympian. He won a gold medal in the Men's lightweight coxless four event at the 2012 Summer Olympics. It was South Africa's first ever Olympic gold medal for rowing. Following his victory, he was appointed to the World Rowing FISA athletes’ commission in 2014.

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