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Gender equality an opportunity for change

Gender equality an opportunity for change

Ukhanyo under-13 girls soccer team versus Reddam

The rape of eight women in Krugersdorp has shocked the country. South Africa cries out for a change that will allow women to feel safe and be respected as the heart of the nation. We pray for that.

Every day creates opportunities to assist that change. Gender equality with social cohesion is top of mind for all involved in MasiSports. We thank all individuals and organisations who support the process.


Move Africa, partnering with Coolplay, gave an informative workshop to the senior girls of Ukhanyo in the quad on Thursday afternoon. It was not only informative but as the session was so public, boys at the school who watched were educated as well. Talking openly about menstruation was such a valuable lesson. It was a special afternoon.

For the first time, we organised for Coolplay to share its life-skills knowledge and training with our teaching staff. MasiSports and Coolplay believe life skills are a vital key to living a fulfilled life. The education of our staff is an important step in our journey to produce positive and confident adults. Thank you Move Africa, thank you Coolplay.

Girls participating in the Coolplay workshop last week.

Girls participating in the Coolplay workshop last week.

Girls soccer

Reddam and Ukhanyo had an under-13 girls soccer match at Ukhanyo on Friday to welcome in the Women’s Day weekend. It was well supported and both teams played with skill and gusto. Girls playing sport leads to greater respect in the community, stronger self-belief and better wellness and confidence. Thank you Reddam.

Click Foundation

Preparing the Ukhanyo kids for the gigantic step of being taught in English in Grade 4, from previously being taught in Xhosa, is crucial to their future.

The Click Foundation addresses the notoriously weak student performance in literacy and numeracy in Foundation Phase (Grades 1-3) in South Africa. The Click Foundation deploys online English literacy programmes that allow young learners to work at their own pace through fun and enjoyable activities, navigating their learning journey through technology. In doing so, the Click Foundation is not only addressing the literacy crisis but also equipping these young learners with the technological skills required for future success.

Ukhanyo had its first taste of the programme when the staff were put through their paces last week. Girls and boys will be in time be given the gift of reading and speaking English with confidence and their academics improve. Thank you the Click Foundation.


Chess has moved up a notch for boys and girls. Our head coach, educator Zama Maqwathini, now a level two coach with four other educators, took the team to become members of the Fish Hoek Library Chess Club. Linking the schools to clubs is a passion of ours as it allows the players to mix with the whole community. Thank you, Zama.