Craig Bowen, country manager of New Balance South Africa, says, “We’re delighted to have Temba on board as one of our ambassadors. He is a perfect fit for our brand and demonstrates our core values of being fearlessly independent, relentlessly driven and leading with character. We look forward to working with Temba and providing him with the stepping stones to further advance his career. In Temba, we know we have an incredible athlete, role model, and great ambassador to take New Balance into the future.”

Bavuma, the first black South African to score a test century, says, “I am very happy to be part of the New Balance team. The culture of constantly looking to innovate, evolve, and improve is something that resonates with me hugely and has got me to where I am now in my career. The New Balance range of performance products, sporting equipment and lifestyle wear is exceptional. I am looking forward to a long and successful collaboration where I can represent the brand on and off the field, and look to inspire younger generations in doing so.”

For more information, visit www.newbalance.co.za.