Jason Jaftha

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Jason Jaftha
Birth nameJason Jamaine Jaftha
Date of birth (1985-05-04) May 4, 1985 (age 34)
Rugby union career
Refereeing career
Years Competition Apps
Super Rugby
Currie Cup
Correct as of 5 December 2016

Jason Jamaine Jaftha (born 4 May 1985) is a South African Rugby Union referee that refereed in the Super Rugby and Currie Cup competitions. He hails from the Southern Cape (SWD union) where he attended Zwartberg High School.[1]

He served on the Elite Panel and also officiated Super Rugby matches, but suffered a serious knee injury in 2014,[2] which ruled him out for the entire year.[3] He returned to limited action in 2015, taking charge of first class matches in the 2015 Vodacom Cup,[4] but didn't referee in the Super Rugby or Currie Cup competitions, although he was utilised as an assistant on occasion, including the 2015 Currie Cup Premier Division final.[5] At the end of 2015, his injury record also saw him demoted from the South African Rugby Referees' Association's Elite Panel to their National Panel,[6] and he was removed from the refereeing panel altogether for 2017.[7]


  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Jason Jaftha". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Ref Jaftha injured". Rugby365. 17 February 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Match officials to March 1". Planet Rugby. 24 February 2015. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Toyota Free State XV 29-30 DHL Western Province". South African Rugby Union. 2 May 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Xerox Golden Lions 32-24 DHL Western Province". South African Rugby Union. 24 October 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Refs panels for 2016" (Press release). South African Rugby Referees' Association. 2 December 2015. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Seconds promoted to Premier Panel" (Press release). SA Rugby Referees. 5 December 2016. Archived from the original on 5 December 2016. Retrieved 5 December 2016.