Youthzones

Creating a better Mzansi through sport and development

January 2010 Blog Posts (2)

Young Killers

It might sound strange, especially to Europeans, if I say that yesterday I played football with young killers. However, the moment you learn that this is a name of a football team in Siyabuswa and that the killing refers to football related performance, everything becomes a little more comforting. The name is ironic though. Our programme aims to make South Africa safe, to reduce crime and to promote social justice, intercultural tolerance and a positive choices for young people. It is funny… Continue

Added by Schalk van Heerden on January 30, 2010 at 9:21am — No Comments

Authenticity

Some will argue that being born in or living in South Africa, makes you a South African. I'm an Afrikaner, a Dutchmen, Buno, Boer... and what I'm discovering is to call myself a South African, I have to grow with the country. As Mzanzi changes shape, I need to flex, learn, become. This is in no way tedious or a depressing moral obligation- it's an exciting invitation to become part of peoples lives, to learn new things, to inculturate, to make friends. My 2010 World Cup wish, besides that the… Continue

Added by Schalk van Heerden on January 27, 2010 at 8:37pm — 2 Comments

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