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Soweto Basketball Academy

Soweto Basketball Academy (@weareSoweto) is a Non-Profit Organisation, home to the children and youth of Soweto and surrounding areas.  The organisation engages in Basketball, recreation and lifeskills training activities.

Coach Mo — Monwabisi Dlamini — the Soweto Basketball Academy’s co-founder said the organization aims to improve both school performance and school attendance through the sport of basketball.

“We have kids who are now doing great things both at school and on the court,” Dlamini said. “They’ve come so far. There’s a lot of positivity happening, getting kids here and away from the streets.”

Dlamini initiated the Soweto Basketball Academy in 2013. Jacob Tsiane, Dlamini’s co-founder, joined a year later in 2014. In the six years of the academy’s existence, it has grown from three kids and one basketball to over 350 kids playing on five different Jr. NBA teams.

Sport For Social Change Network Africa spent YOUTH DAY 2022 with @wearesoweto, just a stone’s through away from the start point of the youth uprising of 1976. A time to acknowledge those who gave so much for the freedoms of the youth of today.

A quiet brilliant execution with sensational coaching and playing talents on display.