Ambassadors

Our Ambassadors are individuals who want to give back. They are South African examples and role models for many others. And above all, they ve got a passion for Mavu’s work.

Justice MakhaleIMG_6091

Justice his life story has been the inspiration to set up MAVU. As one of South Africa’s developed his passion for it. When only 22 years old he owned his first bike, provided by MAVU founder Kenneth Neluvhalani. That gave him the opportunity to enter his first competition. The 94.7 race in Pretoria. 6 months later he was riding in Germany.

Justice is the first black person ever to enter a World Cup and the Common Wealth games. A huge achievement. Justice still belongs to the top of South Africa�s cyclists. Currently he is sponsored by Exxaro mining and is trying to qualify for the Olympics in London. He lives in Pretoria.topmountainbikers Justice is an example for every youngster in this country. He had no opportunities. But he had the passion! And that made him the person who he is today. Born in Gaba, a village in Venda, Justice learned to ride a bike by borrowing his friends bicycle. The surroundings were challenging him. The mountains and rivers were perfect to practice his cycling skills.

Justice is currently a developmental coach for Exxaro and travels regularly to his farm in Venda and his wife and two sons.

Kamohelo MokotjoIMG_8836

Kamohelo is a South African national football player, playing for Bafana Bafana. He currently plays for FC Twente in The Netherlands.

As a 12-year-old he captained South Africa’s under-12 national team to victory in the 2003 Danone Nations Cup in France. After making one appearance for SuperSport United in 2008, Mokotjo joined Feyenoord in the summer of 2009 and immediately went on loan to Excelsior, before returning to Feyenoord until 2013.

Mokotjo signed with PEC Zwolle in the summer of 2013, having an important role in winning the KNVB Cup. Hence he was signed by FC Twente in 2014 and currently plays for the team from Enschede.

Simphiwe Dludlu

Simphiwe is one of South Africa’s greatest soccer stars, and biggest IMG_5035 (1)ambassadors for the sport. She is a former Banyana Banyana captain with over 50 caps. Because of her strong attitude and her capacity to be very talkative, the born in Alexandra lady promotes the sport as well on as off the field.

She holds a sport science degree from the University of Pretoria. Simphiwe won the 2010 TUKS Sports woman of the year award and is the runner up of South African best player of 2010. In 2013 Simphiwe finished a Uefa B licence course in The Netherlands. Therefore she is one of South Africa’s highest qualified female football coaches.  Currently she is a coach for the first TUKS ladies team and the assistant coach for the national under 17 girls team. Simphiwe is currently a regular TV analist for SABC during football games.

Minky TshabalalaIMG_5035 (1) copy

Minky is head of sport science at DNAFit in Johannesburg.
Minky is a former cricket player. She ended up playing for the U19 national team, before getting a serious injury.

Minky also played hockey, soccer and swimming. She won the sports women of the year award at her primary school and is a hall of famer at both her primary and high school.

Minky studied sport science, and got selected as a Golden key member. She was selected sports house committee member and was responsible for all residence sport activities. She finished her honours in  sport science in 2011. Immediately she got experience working with notable teams like the National Cricket team,  National Basetsana (u17-u20 girls) soccer team, and many more. She continued working as a sport scientist for the University of Pretoria.

Ever since Minky has been a sport scientist she has been part of great successes like USSA National Mens Soccer club championships 2012, 2014, 2015, and they won the Varsity Football tournament 2013 and 2014.

Keneilwe MathibelaIMG_5033 (1)

Keneilwe is a soccer star! She is a former South African captain for the national soccerteam and has got 38 caps. Born in Sebokeng she was playing soccer to keep herself off the street. It was only later when people started to appreciate her skills that she became aware that she had a talent. She exploited that talent by combining her soccer development with studying at the HPC and later the University.  Keneilwe is now involved with SAFA’s women soccer and has been a consultant and facilitator in the sport development industry. She finished a BA degree in Sport Science. In her spare time Keneilwe likes to sing and to enable others to grow.

Cindy-Leigh Meyer

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Cindy-Leigh is a business woman and a trader in the financial industry in Canada. Cindy was a defender for the TUKS ladies football team and played for national University Team of South Africa. The Cape Town born grew up playing soccer together with her father. His coaching and passion made her think about nothing else than soccer.

Cindy finished her Sport Science degree in Cape Town and graduated for her Honors at the University of Pretoria. She was scouted by a Canadian university to play for their soccer team. She combined this with a  4 year business study, for which she graduated in 2016, and continues working and living in Vancouver. As a co-founder of iGLOBALCOACH, Cindy trains employees and staff to be more effective in business in terms of leadership, soft skills and communication.

Bhekumuzi Maluleke

Bhekumuzi is a Bodybuilding champion from White City Jabavu
in Soweto. He is a four time South African WBBF junior under 23 Champion and the worlds no 13. He recently won the 2017 Arnold Classics and is therefore the most successful black SA bodybuilder of the moment.

He competes in competitions all over the country. Bhekumuzi competed through Mavu’s efforts in Vienna, Austria and Mexico City.  Like every boy in the city he was involved in Soccer. He then got injured and saw a Mens Health magazine that inspired him to become a bodybuilder. Now Bhekumuzi lives according to what he calles the Three Ds. Dedication, Dieting and Discipline.

He is living a passionate life that is all about improvement and development. Bhekumuzi finished his honors in Sport Science at the University of Pretoria. Bhekumuzi currently works at the High Performance Centre in Pretoria as a physcial coach and nutrient consultant. For him, passion is what differentiates winners.

Mmane Boikanyo

Mmane is an excelling sport marketeer and communicator. Since she graduated in marketing and communication at the University of Pretoria, her career has been a rollercoaster.

She started working for Special Olympics South Africa. A year later there was a vacancy at the University of Pretoria, and soon she became the marketing assistant manager. And since 2016 she has become youngest ever overall TUKS marketing manager overseeing the marketing department of over 32 different sporting codes.

Mokgethi Maleka

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Mokgethi played for the Blue Bulls and Golden Lion women team and referee rugby an aims to grow within the game of Rugby. For her, sport gave her a lesson and experience no human could have ever shared. Through sports, Mokgethi was able to reach to inner-self and push boundaries as it improved her self-confidence.

Mokgethi Maleka grew up in Limpopo (Gakurung; Ga – Mphahlele). She has graduated in Journalism and believes education is always incomplete as Mokgethi is looking to study further. She is passionate about sports and media and in her studies she is looking to find a way that could enable a balanced and quality coverage of both male and females in sports.

Regardless she is a sport junkie as she is currently involved in road running, Gaelic and AFL. And currently Mokgethi is an executive member of Tembisa Sport Council.With her passion to share and plough back she is part of the annual weeklong Youth Camp coordinated by Sport and Recreation South Africa in Gauteng as a facilitator.

Burrel John Matlala

Burrel is a pure soccer administrator and holds a BA degree in sportsUpdate session MAVU nov 2011 21 science. Born in rural Limpopo, Tsimenyane, he was raised by a father who worked in a sport environment. Since he was young his life existsed of soccer and soccer only. When he was five years old Burrel was a ball boy for the Orlando Pirates. He volunteered in a lot of sporting events. Currently Burrel is a football manager for the Spartak university team that plays in the Castle League. He is currently working at the university of Pretoria as a sports administrator.

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