Visitors from far are friendliest, says sand artist

2010-12-08 00:00

SIYABONGA Magubane has been a sand sculptor on South Coast beaches for the last eight years. He says his talent is something that has improved with each creation and his favourite time of year is the holiday season when he can show off his work to people from all over the country. The Witness spoke to him about his job and his hopes for the future.

What is it that you enjoy the most about your job?

Magubane: Spending time on the beach means I get to swim and play with a soccer ball on the sand.

What do you make of the people on the south coast?

Magubane: They are very friendly; especially the people who come from far on their holidays.

What is your passion in life?

Magubane: My passion is my work and making sand sculptures. I like it most when people stop and look at them.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re at home?

Magubane: I just like relaxing and watching soccer on TV.

Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?

Magubane: I want my work to keep going well and for people to enjoy looking at the work I do; that is the most important thing.

Where will you be for Christmas and New Year?

Magubane: I will be on Margate beach working and then spend time with my friends and family.

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