Creating a better Mzansi through sport and development

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Roosevelt's "The Man in the Arena" speech


Added by Nomabali Mapela on August 26, 2021 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Never give up

"Acceptance is the open acknowledgement that what is occurring is perfect and, unlike giving up, it does not tend to close off future possibilities of any kind"

Life is not always smooth sailing. When going through a rough patch and giving up seems to be the only option:
Breath. Observe. Accept. Transform.
Accept that you are in an uncomfortable situation, examine what went wrong and make nesseccary changes. Never give up!!!

Added by Nomabali Mapela on November 4, 2019 at 11:25am — No Comments

The power is in your hands

You are here on this glorious planet, endowed with this wonderful power, to create your life! There are no limits to what you can achieve! #Remember #KuthathaIsikhathi

Added by Nomabali Mapela on October 9, 2019 at 10:21am — No Comments


Those who know me probably thing I am obsessed with "self-awareness". But I truly believe that most of Afrika's problems started because we lost who we are - and we could go back to who we are by becoming more self-aware and didnt want to be anything else but Afrikan.

Having self-awereness means knowing your personality, weaknesses and strengths, your beliefs and what motivates you.

If you are aware of yourself, it is easy to understand others and how they percive you. Being…


Added by Nomabali Mapela on November 20, 2018 at 2:38pm — 1 Comment


Though there may be differences among nations - in their food and recreational habits, the spirit of harmony and unity displayed in sports is a gratifying example to all. It is a distinctive quality of sports that differences are forgotten and persons engage themselves in games in a spirit of friendliness and solidarity. Sports help the players not only to improve their health but also to experience joy.

It is essential to promote purity of the mind and develop good heartedness.…


Added by Nomabali Mapela on January 14, 2016 at 5:39pm — No Comments


ACTIVISM.jpg Gender issue: domestic violence

Solution: Don't look away! When a husband beats up his wife I often here people say "Oh but she started it!" Nonsense! No one deserves to be abused. Let's not look away, lets report domestic violence incidences...

Added by Nomabali Mapela on November 17, 2015 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Leadership Success Stories #lead

This leadership success story is about my father, Dr Norman Bantwini “Totose” Ngcipe.


He was born in Somerset East, Eastern Cape (10 November 1955). He enrolled to study Medicine at the University of Natal -Wentworth in 1976. He fulfilled the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1981, at the age of 26 and commenced his internship at Edendale hospital, Pietermaritzburg in 1982.


Dr. Ngcipe was an underground ANC…


Added by Nomabali Mapela on November 17, 2015 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Learning can be fun!

BLOG1.JPGHad fun with these kids whilst they were learning how to blog! Watch this space for this week's blog winners lol :)



Added by Nomabali Mapela on November 17, 2015 at 2:26pm — No Comments


I love working with teenagers. We were faced with lots of challenges as teenagers when I was younger, but today’s teenagers face even more challenges for example the loss of Ubuntu, crime, teenage pregnancy, alcohol and drug abuse, domestic violence, peer pressure, lack of self-worth, etc. For these teenagers, having someone you can trust to talk to and share your fears with is very important.…


Added by Nomabali Mapela on November 14, 2015 at 9:10pm — No Comments


"The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the other.... The whole purpose of life is to live by love." Thomas Merton

The most powerful force in our lives is our ability to love! It’s the most basic essence of who we are. How do you experience and express your love for the people in your life?

Added by Nomabali Mapela on July 19, 2014 at 2:41pm — No Comments


“Philanthropy means love of humanity in the sense of caring, nourishing, developing and enhancing what it is to be human on both the benefactors and beneficiaries. The most conventional modern definition of…


Added by Nomabali Mapela on July 19, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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