Sports 2018

Adam Arnold Mkasi, aka Coach Ma-Ada (32)

Adam Arnold Mkasi, aka Coach Ma-Ada (32)

Founder and head coach, Silky Stars Football Academy

Adam Arnold Mkasi (aka Coach Ma-Ada) breathes football. His love for the game sees him sharing his expertise with everyone around him. He uses his passion for developing people through sport to persevere despite the odds against him. Hailing from Ndhambi wa Dzumeri...

Bongane Makhonjwa (27)

Bongane Makhonjwa (27)

Founder, Spark Youth Alive Project

Bongane Makhonjwa is a community youth leader passionate about combining leadership and sports. His passion for youth development through sport is how he aims to impart leadership skills, improve business acumen and life skills, which he believes can help alleviate...

Bongiwe Msomi (30)

Bongiwe Msomi (30)

Netball player and captain, Proteas

Bongiwe Msomi didn’t have much say when she was elbowed into the netball world. It’s something she’s grateful for to this day. Watching her neighbourhood friend from the sidelines, the then 16-year-old was asked to step into the court so they could have a full...

Innocent Zikhali (27)

Innocent Zikhali (27)

Full contact karate professional

Innocent Zikhali is a full contact karate professional who’s also currently completing his BSc master’s in Chemistry under the stream of nanomaterial sciences at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University. Born in KwaZulu-Natal but raised in Lenasia South, he...

Lungi Ngidi (22)

Lungi Ngidi (22)

Fast bowler, Proteas

The fall of India’s last wicket in Centurion confirmed one of the greatest innings by a South African on Test debut since readmission. Lungi Ngidi took six wickets wickets for only 39 runs to achieve that feat, earning a total match score of 7/90 with an amazing...

Kgothatso Montjane (32)

Kgothatso Montjane (32)

World number 8 women’s wheelchair tennis player, Wheelchair Tennis South Africa

Limpopo-born Kgothatso Montjane is a wheelchair tennis player currently ranked number eight in the world in the women’s division. Born with a congenital deformity of one leg and hands, Montjane’s other foot was amputated when she was just 12 years old. Despite her...

Mahlatse Lornah Magagane (20)

Mahlatse Lornah Magagane is an enthusiastic and talented netball player for Sefako Makgatho University’s netball team while completing a degree in BSc physiotherapy. Hailing from Ga-Mamabolo village in Limpopo, the second of four siblings believes sport is part of her...

Michael Kumbirai (22)

Michael Kumbirai (22)

Athlete and student

Michael Kumbirai is professional rugby player for DHL Western Province as well as an economics and finance student at the University of Cape Town (UCT). He is committed to achieving his full potential as he faces both internal and external battles in pursuit of his...

Nompumelelo Ramatsoga (29)

Nompumelelo Ramatsoga (29)

Basketball coach, St Benedict’s College and Business and Community Development associate, Cadre Plan

Nompumelelo Ramatsoga is a former basketball player-turned-coach. Her passion for the game and heart for young people see her as a community development consultant and aspiring sports psychologist who is breaking barriers in the male-dominated arena. Ramatsoga fell in...

Tatjana Schoenmaker (20)

Concerned for her safety around the house pool, the parents of a five-year-old Tatjana Schoenmaker taught their daughter how to handle herself in the water. Three years later she won a 25m butterfly race at a local gala and they instantly knew they had an obligation...

Tyler Hollingsworth (28)

Tyler Hollingsworth (28)

Founder, Aspire Atlantic

Tyler Hollingsworth is the co-founder of Aspire Atlantic which serves as an educational consultancy organisation that helps others fulfill their potential. His agency provides sporting academic scholarships and opportunities for young people who want to further...