did not like football that much in the beginning.
football,” says the 27-year-old also known as “The General”.
However, it was the
praise and credit he got from friends that launched him into a career in
serious about it.”
integral part of the Bafana midfield, the Soweto-born star has had his fair
share of bad luck leading to the World Cup kick-off on Friday – loss of form,
injuries and a misunderstanding with his coach at Pirates.
motivated because there will always be a whole lot of negative stuff written
Mnguni, recruited him at the age of 17 to Ria Stars’ development academy in
Diepkloof, Soweto. But he subsequently went to the club’s base in Polokwane,
Limpopo, before joining Stars’ city rivals, City Pillars.
He did not see out his contract there, however, because he
later signed for the Soweto giants, Pirates.
City on Friday, Modise says he cannot wait for the opportunity and further hints
at his plans to play in England.
freedom. She is animated and engaging: her sharp hand gestures mark the
territory around her as she crosses the room.
Storytelling Project, which will share the story of Africa’s culture, mythology
and heritage with visitors during the World Cup.
South African storytellers will
perform at museums and fan parks in six cities across the nation: Johannesburg,
Durban, Cape Town, Rustenburg, Pretoria and Polokwane.
Hammarsdale, KwaZulu-Natal. She performs in isiZulu and English, at times fusing
the two languages together seamlessly.
this project has been life-changing. Never before has she had the opportunity to
meet people from so many regions and cultures across South Africa.
Africa, highlighting the things that make South Africa unique,” says Londiwe
Ngubane, the creative director of the project.
past, while others are the product of her own imagination.
Themes like unity and
leadership saturate her stories, which she hopes will help dispel the
preconceptions that visitors may have of South Africa and the continent.
passion for her work is visible in the way her eyes light up when she discusses
the effect she hopes it will have.
knowledge through the generations. It is a way of connecting with human
corporate employees and street vendors alike, delights Ngubane.
intently,” she says.
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