Gareth Neville Tjasink[1] is a castaway from Survivor South Africa: Panama.


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I'm the king of whiners

Age: 27
Star sign: Virgo
Residence: Sunninghill, Johannesburg
Occupation: Medical Doctor
Gareth is currently doing his internship as a doctor at Baragwanath hospital and may be recognizable from appearances in Egoli and as the Archers Aqua Man.
What you should know about him: Gareth is currently doing his internship as a doctor at Baragwaneth hospital. Viewers will recognize him as the Archers Aqua Man and he briefly appeared in Egoli.
Describes himself as: Diplomatic with drive.
And his worst qualities? He calls himself "the king of whiners".
What would he take to the island? A hammock.
Why he could win Survivor: He's very intelligent and adaptable and is sexy and charming enough to get the girls on his side.
What did you think would make your entry unique? 'Being a doctor is to my advantage because I make people feel safe.'
What are your weaknesses? 'I'm gonna starve: I eat continuously -it's the number one thing. I don't take rejection very well.'
If you're the first to go, how do you think you'll react? 'I'd be humiliated - it's a good indication of how you come across.'
If you win, what would you do with a million rand? '[I would take a] trip to a beach where I can order a meal from a menu.'[2]

Survivor South Africa

Voting History

Gareth's Voting History
Episode Gareth's
Voted Against
1 Don -
2 Rana Tribe Immune
3 Rana Tribe Immune
4 Ncumisa -
5 No Elimination1
6 Rana Tribe Immune
7 Rana Tribe Immune
8 Brigitte Individual Immunity
9 Mzi Individual Immunity
10 Vanessa Individual Immunity
11 Lezel Individual Immunity
12 Zayn Jacinda,
Mzi, Vanessa
Voted Out, Day 27
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In Episode 5, despite Sanele's evacuation, Rana still attended Tribal Council. The person who received the most votes would be handed Sanele's torch and switched to Aguila. Gareth did not receive enough votes to be switched.



  • Gareth is the first person to win Individual Immunity on Survivor South Africa.


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