Mavu’s year summary

We are nominated for the National Sport Awards. Therefore you might have arrived at our website for more information.


Let us highlight our work and outline our achievements during September 2017 and  August 2018 to give you a comprehensive insight.


Mavu’s vision is to create accessibility to sport at grassroots. All kids deserve to play. Hence this year we embarked on additional programs to make it happen!


We had 65 community coaches active on a daily basis, utilising over 20 sport facilities in 5 different provinces.  It is called our Facility Utilisation Program. Local coaches, trained by Mavu, implemented over 6 different sporting codes. More than 2000 children played sport on a weekly basis.

24 September – We celebrated Heritage day in Embalenhle, MP.  Kids from 4 schools came in traditional attire and played various activities.

November  – Makekeng Primary School from Cyferskuil won the provincial championship. Through Mavu’s support via coaching and equipment, the girls team from rural North West now managed to lift the provincial trophy.

16-31 December – Mavu supported the Mashashane Holiday Tournament near Polokwane in Limpopo with technical support. 13 villages competed in a unique rural development tournament over two weeks, which proved the be THE occasion of the holidays..

Last January we put the first spade in the ground in Kutama, Limpopo, during the official launch of creating a Legacy Project for Mbulaheni Mulaudzi. The legacy will include a sport center with an IAAF accredited athletics track, and sport programs after completion. A true legacy for the late 800m Athletics World Champion at his home village in rural Limpopo.

30 March – 6 April   We implemented Capacity Building Workshops in Mabopane, GP.  In partnership with the Gauteng Department of Sport and Recreation. We identified that smaller sporting codes need to increase their coaching capacity.

12 April we launched a new project in Wedela, GP. This is the result of a new partnership with Connecting4Good. In this mining community we have added 2 primary schools to our Facility Utilisation Program.

27 April  – we celebrated Freedom Day in Vredefort, FS.  The approach centres around spreading inspiration from the Robben Island Prisoners who set up the Makana Football Association. An ultimate story that combines the power of sport and the meaning of freedom.

1-7 May – Kicks4Africa tour. Young Dutch man Stan Benneker has collected and shipped over 1200 soccer boots to Mavu. We have distributed these at our programs. During this period Stan came with his mother to visit and assist in the distribution to over 8 communities across gauteng and North West.

16 June we celebrated Youth Day in eMbalenhle, MP.  Our Mavu community coaches in eMbalenhle won the internal challenge and received a budget to organise an event on that day. Organised for the youth, by the youth.

22 June – 7 July we organised capacity building workshops in both Wedela and Mabopane, GP.  Former medal winner Hazekiel Sepeng facilitated athletics workshops. And during the 15 day period workshops were conducted for Basketball, Netball, Tennis and Volleyball.

14-15 July  All our female community coaches and partner organisations were invited to the Women in Sport workshops. Addressing issues of women in sport at grassroots level. We partnered with the South African Women in Sport Foundation, and prepared toward women’s month, and formulated the main slogan; ‘Women, demand your space in sport! #unapologetic.’

18 July Mandela day was celebrated at Vhangani Primary school in Masia, Limpopo. The entire school, parents and guardians joined in a 100 minute session of fun activities and exercises.

Women’s month tour

4 August – Wedela, GP 9 August – Cyferskuil, NW
 18 August – eMbalenhle, MP
 25 August – Malamulele, L
26 August – Tshakhuma, LEvents were organised in 4 provinces to show our communities where Mavu is active, that it is normal for women to be involved in sport and physical activity. Women, demand your space in sport, #unapologatic.

6-8 August – We signed a partnership with Unicef and in August we had workshops in Matsila, Limpopo, conducted by Grassroots Soccer to design specialised curriculum manuals for Mavu aiming at reducing Gender Base Violence, School violence and Xenophobia.

17 August – Cross Country event West Rand. We assisted the West Rand department of education with the organisation of a cross country event, where 17 schools participated.

Besides these activities, Mavu supported up and coming elite athletes who need support:

Mavu assisted Wheelchair Tennis Player Ronewa Mudzanani in securing a learnership, and ensure he can settle in Johannesburg by furnishing an apartment in CBD and contributing to his monthly rent.

Muzi Maluleke is a South African bodybuilding Champion. Mavu has supported and managed him since 2011. After 4 Junior Championships and international competitions in Hungary and Mexico, Muzi has won Africa’s biggest competition in 2017. This year he is on his way to be the first Black IFBB professional South African Bodybuilder.Themba Madima is a 800meter athlete. We managed to support him in his competition in Europe. The entrepreneur and director of Backtrack is very passionate in filling the footsteps of Mbulaheni Mulaudzi.

We recently assisted U17 National Football Coach Simphiwe Dludlu in launching her own foundation, where she aims at supporting upcoming young girls in football.

Mavu has many other fantastic ambassadors with amazing life stories. We have received and given them support and guided them in their own career paths. This year we also have guided a number of girls to university bursaries, assisted schools in applications for facilities, and supported several coaches towards federation’s coaching courses.

Mavu nominated for National Sport Awards


Mavu Sport Development has been nominated for the South African Sports Awards 2018. This morning, Friday 19 October 2018, Minister of Sport Ms Thokozile Xasa, announced Mavu as one of the three nominees in the category; Recreation body of the year.


Mavu Sport Development is incredibly humbled by this wonderful news. This is an acknowledgement from our community which means a great deal to all the people who are involved in the organisation; Children, volunteers, coaches, staff, board members, ambassadors and the many supporters.


The organisation takes this opportunity to say thank you to all those who contributed in one way or another. It has been a tremendous collective effort to be recognized in such regard. The vision to create accessibility to sport at grassroots is gaining support, and children across South Africa are going to benefit more and more.


The South African Sport Awards will take place 11 November 2018 in Bloemfontein.


Note to media:
Chairman Mr Donald Chiloane is available for interviews on this subject.

Mr Jabulani Mthombeni, Marketing and Communications is available for media enquiries on this subject. His contact details:  – Cell: 064 007 5297 – email

Womens Month Tour

Mavu embarked on a womens month tour this August.

4 weekend’s, 4 provinces, 5 locations.

The theme of the tour: Women should DEMAND their space in sport! Unapologetic.

The Women’s Month Tour starting in Wedela and going through Cyferskuil to Mpumalanga ending up in Limpopo. Women’s Month Tour is a national event that informs, socially-builds, engages with passion and patience to listen to the needs of women.

Mavu Sport Development hosted the women in sport workshops on the 14 & 15 July 2018, part of these workshops was to brainstorm and plan towards the women’s Month Tour around 4 provinces (Gauteng; North-West; Mpumalanga and Limpopo).

Women in our communities are pillars of strong values and principles. We need to invest and give more opportunities to women in sport who greatly get discriminated on.



Muzi African Champion middle weight

Press release

Press release Muzi Arnold Classics 2017

Meet a Mavu COACH


Mavu literally took Bra Socks (Thompani Mutheiwana) off the streets from Ha-Masia 3 years ago. Last week, he was facilitating a Basketball training session of our own coaches.

Bra Socks embodies what Mavu wants to achieve.

His passion for sport drives him on a daily basis to the court. Even during weekends. Sports has become his life.

He is passionate about tennis; any SA volleyball team should be willing for him to join their team; he is a crucial soccer player for his local SAB team; and recently he has also joined a basketball team in Limpopo.

Through Mavu he has travelled to Gauteng and North West, has been aired on radio, learned new sporting codes, won a set of soccer boots for his team, and has become a player of various codes. His father, a local chief, has let us know he is proud of him, and most importantly: everywhere in his place, he is now being recognized and addressed as: COACH!

We want to comment him for his work and believe he will be in the industry for a long time!


Surprise visit at Alexandra

WHAT A WAY to end our STRATEGIC STAFF sessions this week!!!!

These boys used to jump the fence to see the Gautrain at Alexandra from up close. Now they are playing football⚽️

We drove past this week, and saw coach Anele busy with these kids every day. We decided to surprise him and hand over some EQUIPMENT and SOCCER BOOTS to support his work.

He told us that he started recently and wants to register for the U15 league in Alexandra. Anele has a job in the morning and is free to coach in the afternoon. He said he was motivated because he is now too old to play himself and saw these young! kids sitting at the tavern and smoking etc.

Maybe with the right support Mavu is able to support Anele in his dream for these kids…



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