Is Riaan Cruywagen SA’s Chuck Norris?

Riaan, or 'Cruy-Cruy', is nothing if not a legend. He’s been doing his broadcast thing since 1975. He’s voiced many beloved childrens’ characters, he reads the news and he even gives lessons on awesomeness.

And he doesn’t age. Seriously, people – the man looks EXACTLY the same as he did three decades ago!

Here’s more reasons to celebrate him:

When Sir Edmund Hillary reached the summit of Mount Everest, he was welcomed by Riaan Cruywagen, who briefly interviewed him, before wiring the information through to the SAUK.

One night during an ad break on the 8 o'clock news, Riaan Cruywagen mentioned to the makeup lady that he was 'tired of this apartheid nonsense'.
Nelson Mandela was released from prison the next day.

Riaan Cruywagen had a telekinetic showdown with Johan Stemmet. After draining all of Stemmet's powers and rendering him severely retarded, he created Noot vir Noot and made Stemmet the host.

Riaan Cruywagen is fluent in twenty seven of the eleven official languages.

Riaan Cruywagen knows the news before it happens.

Riaan Cruywagen knew you would say that.

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kaitlyn.miller.9678 2012-08-15 11:33:08 AM
Woman24 needs to urgently start advertising for someone who has a sense of humour.
Gregory Martin 2012-08-15 12:31:15 PM
When Cruy-Cruy reads the news,EVERYBODY listens.
Hugo McDonald 2012-08-15 01:01:11 PM
After a nuclear holocaust, only roaches and Riaan's hair will survive
Hugh_Influence 2012-08-15 01:43:44 PM
He's a Vampyre.
hugo 2012-08-15 04:18:32 PM
hy is `n ware heer !!!`n mens wat homself mooi opas.hy is `n legende wat nog steeds lewe ?? hy is super !!
tooka.loosh.5 2012-08-15 05:17:13 PM
Riaan DOES get old He just pre-recorded the last 10 years worth of news broadcasts 20 years ago.
Chris De Wet 2012-08-15 08:21:02 PM
Die enigste tyd wat Chuck Norris stil bly is as Riaan die nuus lees.
preshen.govender.90 2012-08-16 08:36:18 AM
Riaan thaught Julius woodwork
Priscilla Marthenuissen 2012-08-17 09:20:22 PM
A gentleman par excellence.