Johre Botha

Born: 7 December 1989
School attended: Kempton Park High School
Favourite country: Nambia

Rugby history:

Played u/13 craven week - 

Played in the Beeld u/16 final - 

Why You chose to become a referee:

To teach my dad the law’s of the game, because he is always correct and not the ref !!!

Refereeing history:

Academy Squad 2014 - 2017

SARU National "B" Panel 2018 to current

Career highlights:

Refereed the following finals:

  • u/13 Graven Week in Durban - 2014
  • u/18 Academy Week in Durban (WP vs Blue Bulls) - 

Assistant Referee - HSBC 7's in Cape Town 2017

Favourite international sportsperson:

The Great Gabriel Selassie

Family connection to the sport:

My dad played for Nambia National Rugby Team and was the SA Record holder for the 400m.


All the great sports stars across the world has motivated me in my love and appreciation of sport. I strive to be the best and am extremely motivated by sportsmen and women and their accomplishments.

Who would you like to meet:

Dalai Lama


Eugene Daniels Aka Coach Danny

Advice for new recruits:

Work, Work, Work. Always go the extra mile.

Outside interests:

Fishing, camping, restoring VW Beetles and spending quality time with my wife and two children.

Did you know?

My name Johre is a combination of my fathers and mothers names - Johannes & Margaret advert