13 SA sports stars to follow on Twitter

South African sports personalities have made their mark all over the world, but one of the downsides of being a global sports star is that you are away from your family and fans for long periods of time. What better way than staying in touch with them than embracing Twitter, the micro-blogging platform which has taken the world by storm.

Here is a list of some of the most popular South African sports stars on Twitter at the time of writing this post:

Graeme Smith – @GraemeSmith49 : 34 982 followers
Captain of the Proteas and one of the most popular, candid and open Twitterers in South Africa.
Robbie Hunter – @RobbieHunter : 15 037 followers
SA’s premier cyclist takes you on the road with him and reveals what it’s really like to ride the Tour De France.
Trevor Immelman – @TrevorImmelman : 11 927 followers
The winner of the US Masters in 2008 takes you out on the course as he travels the world playing golf and living the high life.
John Smit – @johnsmit123 : 10 918 followers
The Springbok captain reveals what a day in the life of a touring rugby legend is all about, and spends oodles of time sighing about recent failures.
Bob Skinstad – @BobSkinstad : 10 260 followers
The former player and World Cup winner has carved out a niche as a media personality and he tweets his thoughts on all things sporting as he travels with the Bok team.
Victor Matfield: @VictorMatfield : 10 202 followers
The legend of the line-out reveals his softer side on Twitter by tweeting about his life and a new range of clothing called Fatties&Girls. (I kid you not.)
Bryan Habana – @BryanHabana : 8 798 followers
An endless stream of name-drops as Bryan stays in touch with sports stars and personalities from around the world
AB De Villiers – @ABdeVilliers17 : 8 550 followers
Very accessible AB spends a lot of time replying to his followers as he recovers from injury and cruises around Gauteng.
Steven Pienaar – @therealstevenpi : 4 623 followers
Short and sharp tweets are what you get from Everton and Bafana’s finest. e.g ‘Back in Europe’ or ‘Chillin’.’
Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira – @no1beast :  3 105 followers
Nice, intimate, informative and casual tweets from the Beast on tour.
Jordy Smith – @jordstyle : 4 315 followers
Travel up and down the coast with the newly crowned World Number 1 surfer as he looks for great waves and appears at sponsored events
Oscar Pistorius – @OscarPistorius: 1143 followers
A funny and relaxed look into the life of the super-sprinter as he trains and drools over Playstation stuff.
Roxy Louw : @roxylouw : 852 followers
Sometimes inspirational, mostly casual tweets from this surfer turned model as she makes her way around SA.



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