Cwengile Dumisani Thando Jadezweni

Born: 2 October 1986 - Stellenbosch
School attended: Parel Vallei High School
Favourite country: Scotland
Favourite food: Fillet Steak

Rugby history:

Played rugby from Primary school and stopped in Varsity after two operations (Shoulder, knee).

Why You chose to become a referee:

After I stopped playing rugby, I still wanted to be involved and not as a coach, so I chose the job that no one really wants and that was to referee.

Refereeing history:

Started Refereeing in 2010

Contenders Panel 2011

National Panel 2012 to current

Career highlights:

Refereed my first Vodacom cup game 2013

Marriot referee of the month 2014/2015

u21 Currie Cup Final 2015

Varsity Shield Final 2016

Junior World Cup 2016

First test match: 2016 Kenya vs Hong Kong

AR Currie Cup Final 2016

Women six Nations 2017.

Assistant Referee in the Super Rugby 2015 to current

Favourite international sportsperson:

Serina Williams

Family connection to the sport:

Brother played for WP emerging squad. Cousin played for Lions and Border.

Cousins played for Border women and Springbok women

Who would you like to meet:

Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali)


Mark Lawrence

Advice for new recruits:

Control the controllable and enjoy.

Outside interests:


Did you know?

That I have my SA colours in refereeing and in karate. I have two black belts

Number of matches officiated/TMO:

5 International Tests, 2 SR Unlocked, 3 PRO14, 23 Currie Cup Premier advert