Donnalee & Ivan say Yes I do

Donnalee Roberts and Ivan Botha say Yes I do! The SPAR Women’s Challenge Tshwane are delighted about the news that celebrity couple and long-time supporters and race ambassadors Donnalee and Ivan  have tied the knot on 17 May.

donnalee roberts and ivan botha wedding

Roberts and Botha are renowned for co-producing, writing and starring in several award-winning local films. The couple exchanged vows at the charming Blaauwklippen Vineyards in the Stellenbosch Winelands. The glamour couple has been loyal supporters of the Tshwane leg of the SPAR Women’s Challenge and continues to add to the glitz of the popular race.

“We would like to congratulate Ivan and Donnalee on their wedding and wish them a lifetime of love and happiness,” said Retha Ingenbleek, Race Organiser and Sponsorship Controller, SPAR, North Rand. “We are fortunate to have such loyal ambassadors that espouse the loving spirit of the race promoting and empowering women in society.”

The SPAR Women’s Challenge Tshwane ambassadors attended the official annual launch at the Sun Arena, Time Square just days before they said their ‘I dos’. This year’s official race theme “Yes I Am” was announced at the launch event. This year’s theme asks the women of Tshwane to embrace who they are as mothers, sisters, and friends. Botha, who has been a race ambassador for half a decade, said he had been hooked on the event from the start. “What a privilege to be able to be part of the SPAR Women’s Challenge year after year, it started back when I was still in 7de Laan, five years ago,” Botha said.

“From the word go, I saw the heart of the SPAR team and the difference they are making. The reason I keep being involved is easy. Heart and soul! This event is changing lives and is based on pure goodness. Who wouldn’t want to be part of that?”

Asked about who and what inspires him to be true to his authentic self, Botha answers without flinching: “My wife Donnalee and my daughter (Amelie) loves me fully for who I am, this makes me feel #YesIAm good enough, loved and strong.”

The power couple will attend the race on 3 August, at SuperSport Park.

Ivan and Donnalee’s wedding will be exclusively featured in the July issue of Sarie.

Photo credit:
Header image: Jenni Elizabeth
Article image: Celeste Prince, Aglow Photography