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Limpopo based DJ, Thabo Madisha, has been honing his skills in house and hip-hop for the past fifteen years. His love for music started at a young age while attending Roadshows in his local area and the famous, big show he was fond of was the Coca-Cola Roadshow Truck.

In his High School years while attending at Tubake High School, he figured out a way he could make and share his music through mixtapes and began distributing his musical content via Bluetooth.

Sleek T”, a stage name Madisha is famously known as in his career, is a qualified Audio Engineer and works behind the scenes in the Television Induystry. In 2019 he founded an event called “STOMS” (Sleek T’s One Man Show) together with 1 CENTRAL Events with no sponsors but a crowd large enough to fill up Moses Mabida. It is through his music journey that he believes he can give back to his community and improve the level of entrertainment in Zebediela.

“The purpose of the One Man Show is to give fans a whole day experience of SLEEK T, with all the styles of music I play since I am a versatile.

It also aims to improve the level of entertainment in ZB, the whole production, music, setup, production, photography and so on”, said the man who recently played on MTV#BASEmentBattle with a set on fire earning him 78% of the votes in the battle.

He says his inspiration and love for music is from the popular hitmaker DJ KENT because of his style and ability to play more than two songs at the same time and how humble he is. His career goal is to be recognised internationally while his music career goes beyond entertainment and finding ways to provide job opportunities and inspire the youth through his passion and love for music.

“My career goal is to be recognised internationally, entertain fans while providing job opportunities at the same time. To motivate the youth to work hard, not just in entertainment but in everything they do.”

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT DJ SLEEK T:

2014 SOUL CANDI Olmeca mix Winner!

SHARED STAGE WITH:

Casper Nyovest

Black Motion

Shimza

Euphonik

MICASA

LULO CAFÉ

SOCIAL MEDIA

Facebook: DJ SLEEK T.

Instagram: @dj sleek_t.

Twitter: @Djsleek_T.

YouTube: DJ SLEEK T.

UJ basketball player dreams of playing for the Golden State Warriors.

Skhumbuzo Mthembu has been playing Basketball from an early age, his dreams of becoming the best in the game was backed up by his parents when they enrolled him to Durban High School (DHS), which was one of the best Schools in Southern Afrin by that time.

“I’ve always known that Basketball is the sport I want to learn and be the best I can be at it. Durban High School was the best School and I chose to go there to be a part of that development structure.”

Little did he know that his dreams of playing for a professional team were just around the corner thanks to Coach Mandla Ngema, the UJ Basketbal

Head Coach had eyes on the talented Durban High player during trials and this marked the beginning of his glorious days in the game.

In 2017 he represented UJ in the Federation of African University Sports (FASU) in a 3×3 tournament in which they were crowned champions at the end of the enduring competition. The 3×3 tournament was the beginning of many of his great achievements that followed and presented him an opportunity to travel to China with his teammates to compete against the best 3×3 teams from different continents which has always been on his top bucket list.

“I’ve always been an LA Laker supporter but the team I dream of playing for is the Golden State Warriors.

My childhood dream has always been to play on the world stage and compete with the best players in the game.

This could be one of two major leagues, NBA and the Euro league.

Travelling to China is one of my biggest achievements in my Balling career.”

The following year he was selected to be part of the Uiversity Sport South Africa (USSA) National Basketball team held in Botswana. The outcome was far greater than anticipated as team South Africa claimed victory in the finals and this proved to be yet another glorious moment not only for Skhu, but that the South African basketball team proved has a dominating number of rising stars with sensational talent.

Unfortunately Basketball is not a competitive and popular sport in South Africa, while this has put pressure on those who love the sport to look to other countries to offer them the platform to display their expertise, play against the best and improve on their skills, Skhumbuzo has been fortunate in his career as a student-athlete to travel and explore the opportunities that his favourite sport can offer.

“I’ve had so many wonderful experiences competing at high level across the country, across the border and even across the world.

I always look forward to playing against other countries that play on a much higher competitive platform.

It is more about proving that SA Basketball can also compete at these high levels, given the opportunity.”

The experiences of humanity in the sports industry has proven over the years the important role sport plays in the community and its positive outcomes on the youth is far more sterling and it is no surprise that the UJ Basketballer’s goal is to share his knowledge with those looking to walk in his footsteps.

“I am very excited to what the future holds for me.

My goal is to share as much knowledge about the game and how to play it with the young ones.

Greatness is upon us and it is time to act like it.”

It is fair to conclude that his journey to play in the NBA or the European League is not far-fetched albeit it will come at a price which he is ready to pay in the long run.

Up-close and personal with Amanda Mthandi — SA young footballers

Today we catch up with the former National under-20 player,the current University of Johannesburg women’s football team player and the Banyana Banyana international Amanda “speedy” Mthandi (23) mainly regarding her international career and her aspirations. With her top honors ranging from the 2018 University Sport South Africa (USSA) Champions and Top Goalscorer (9) and […]

Up-close and personal with Amanda Mthandi — SA young footballers

SAFA misses opportunity for women

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On August 24, South African Women Footballers for the first time dazzled in front of a large crowd in Soweto-Nike Centre as the official day of the long awaited “SAFANational Women’s League” (SNWL) kicked off.

Charity Valoyi, an honors student at the University of Johannesburg and Banyana Banyana star, Amanda Mthandi, were among the hopefuls looking to boost their soccer careers and financial barriers in their communities through the newly announced league.

Many footballers identified this as an opportunity to finally be taken “serious” by those in the lower league (Sasol), Friends and even their family members but their dreams were shattered as soon as the first game ended.

“My parents were happy for me and thought that finally I was going to be earning an income at the end of the day”, said the honours student-athlete.

“Our games are now being broadcast on national television and that is a…

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SAFA misses opportunity for women

On August 24, South African Women Footballers  for the first time dazzled in front of a large crowd in Soweto-Nike Centre as the official day of the long awaited “SAFA National Women’s League” (SNWL) kicked off.

Charity Valoyi, an honors student at the University of Johannesburg and Banyana Banyana star, Amanda Mthandi, were among the hopefuls looking to boost their soccer careers and financial barriers in their communities through the newly announced league.

Many footballers identified this as an opportunity to finally be taken “serious” by those in the lower league (Sasol), Friends and even their family members but their dreams were shattered as soon as the first game ended.

“My parents were happy for me and thought that finally I was going to be earning an income at the end of the day”, said the honours student-athlete.

“Our games are now being broadcast on national television and that is a good thing because people can finally get to see me play if they can’t make it to the stadium and that pushes me to work harder at training- I want them to see that I am a good football player”.

When the league was declared official by the South African Football Association (SAFA) Vice-President Ria Ledwaba, they failed to answer how much the winners of the league will be paid at the end of the season  and if teams will receive grants to compensate players.

Amanda Mthandi, UJFC and Banyana Banyana forward is looking forward to a tough competition in the league as she is amongst the national team players participating in the league and plans to use this as an opportunity to grow in her career.

“Playing in the SNWL is different from playing in the Sasol league, the teams are more competitive, and there is a sense of professionalism there including cameras during the game which is something that we are not used to.

Coach Des (Desiree Ellis-Banyan Banyana Coach) can now scout for new talent during these games as we all play at the same venue and it becomes easy for her to see players that she could not reach before. This is a good opportunity for players that want to make the national team or trials to impress the coaches and it’s all thanks to the SNWL”

The SNWL has come as an opportunity for many Women football players to use it as a scouting platform whereby they can advance in their careers and follow in the footsteps of their former teammates Refiloe Jane, Rhoda Mulaudzi, Leandra-Smidt and Jermaine Seoposenwe to name a few internationals that have come from South African’s women’s football development teams.”

Last month (September), First Touch Academy-Limpopo representatives had to travel over two days for their clash with University of Western Cape on Saturday night and this caused major consequences for the visitors as they had to share the points with UWC in a 1-1 draw.

Amanda also believes that the association could try to get more sponsors to get the players motivated and moving in the right direction.

“We need sponsors; SAFA needs to approach female (feminine) companies such as Avon, Kotex, dove, shield and other ones that can provide nutritional food or supplements for the ladies. Also the sponsors that are helping the PSL with travelling and transport need to do the same for women’s football,” Amanda Mthandi.

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