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Cape Wine Auction raises R10-million


After raising over R7-million in its inaugural year in 2014, the AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction broke through the R10-million mark in 2015, with every cent raised going to a selection of charities focused on education in South Africa.

Hosting the event for the first time, Dan entertained a big-name audience at Boschendal Wine Estate that included business titans Paul Harris, Harry Viljoen, GT Ferreira, Tom Boardman, Michael Jordaan and Analjit Singh, as well as Ryk Neethling, Jacques Kallis, John Platter and South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Working with auctioneer Iain Banner, an array of […]

Another successful Cape Town Tens


The world’s premier Tens rugby tournament stepped up another level in 2015, with over 35 000 people over two days attending the seventh edition of the Takealot Cape Town Tens, and some of the biggest names in rugby adding to the celebrations.

Dan hosted the event again, and included an interview with guest star Jonah Lomu in the tournament entertainment. The 1995 All Black World Cup star paid a surprise visit on day two of the Tens, and met up with a number of other rugby superstars, including Christian Cullen, Carlos Spencer, James Dalton, Shane Byrne, Butch James, and […]

New Bulgari fragrances launched in SA


In his role as Bulgari brand ambassador, Dan hosted the exclusive launch of the new Le Gemme range of fragrances, joining Bulgari’s Europe team to introduce the new product.

The six new additions to the Bulgari stable, already a smash hit at the pre-launch at Harrods in London, are inspired by some of the world’s most exotic and historic locations.

Combining striking packaging with distinct fragrances, the Le Gemme is a stellar addition to an already impressive Bulgari range, which includes the new Bulgari Man In Black, Dan’s current fragrance of choice […]

Dan welcomes new Laureus ambassador


Acclaimed Olympic sailor Ian Walker, a two-time silver medallist and now skipper of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing in the Volvo Round The World Race, took time out from the race during the Cape Town stopover to meet kids from local Laureus projects, and to receive his certificate confirming his appointment as a new Laureus ambassador.

Dan joined his fellow ambassador and handed over the certificate to welcome the Olympian into the Laureus family. Walker showed kids from Great Commission United, Grassroots Soccer, Indigo Youth Movement, Vuka Rugby and Waves for Change, all supported by the Laureus Sport For Good […]