Boxing great Peter "Terror'' Mathebula and Athletics South Africa president Leonard Chuene are two of the sports personalities who were inducted into the South African Sport Hall of Fame at a glitzy ceremony at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park yesterday.
They were among the 32 local and 22 international personalities to be given recognition.
Some of the well-known names inducted include administrators such as Irvin Khoza, the Orlando Pirates chairman who also holds the same title in the 2010 World Cup Local Organising Committee and the PSL, and Danny Jordaan, the chief executive of the LOC.
Also recognised are former footballers including Amakhosi chairman Kaizer Motaung and Ezenkosi boss and one-time Bafana Bafana World Cup coach, Jomo Sono.
Some of the Hall of Fame 2006 categories:Soccer - Pule "Ace" Ntsoelengoe, Steve "Kalamazoo" Mokone, Jomo Sono, Kaizer Motaung;
Rugby - Naas Botha, Morne du Plessis, Frik du Preez, Danie Craven, Hennie Muller, Francois Pienaar;
Cricket - Graeme Pollock, Barry Richards, Basil D'Oliveira,FrankRoro
Golf - Gary Player, Nick Price, Bobby Locke, Sewsunker "Papwa" Sewgolum, Sally Little;
Athletics - Sydney Maree, Matthews Motshwarateu, Ester Brand, Zola Budd
Boxing - Brian Mitchell, Jacob Matlala, Peter Mathebula, Vic Toweel, Jake Tuli
Ultra-Marathon - Bruce Fordyce, Wally Hayward
Motorsport - Jody Schecter
Administrator/Contributor - Irvin Khoza, Hassan Howa, Dan Qeqe, Sam Ramsamy, Danny Jordaan, Leonard Chuene, Kedi Tshoma, Mululeki George
Team - Springboks 1995 Rugby World Cup, Bafana Bafana 1996 Africa Cup of Nations.