Category: South Africa 130 posts found


365 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

November 8, 2017

The following is adapted from a longer work by Pulane Baloyi, Managing Director of Grassroot Soccer South Africa, in connection with the international 16… Read More

Grassroot Soccer Presents at International HIV Adolescence Workshop

October 13, 2017

JOHANNESBURG — In early October, 125 adolescent health advocates from 25 countries gathered in South Africa for the first International HIV Adolescence workshop. The… Read More

Coach Tacit’s Story: “I Aspired to Become a Change Agent”

September 27, 2017

Tacit Radebe is the Programs Coordinator for Grassroot Soccer in Alexandra, South Africa. After questioning his purpose in life, he became a GRS Coach and… Read More

Coach Tracey’s Story: “Grassroot Soccer Has Changed My Life”

August 15, 2017

Tracey Motaung is a GRS Coach in Gauteng, South Africa, who was recently trained in December 2016. While she has faced many challenges and difficulties in her… Read More

“Young People Can Change South Africa”: On International Youth Day, a Call to Action

August 11, 2017

There’s a chance you’ve heard the name Yamkela Nqweniso. The seventeen-year-old Grassroot Soccer graduate and volunteer is, among other accomplishments, an HIV youth ambassador,… Read More

Grassroot Soccer Hosts Malaria Workshop This Week

July 26, 2017

Participants at a case management group discussion Did you know that nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria? According… Read More

Pursuing Dreams, Defying Expectations: Entle’s Story

June 21, 2017

If someone suggested that soccer is a sport for boys – and boys alone – Entle Lentore would quickly set the record straight. The 13-year-old SKILLZ… Read More

USAID Southern Africa features Grassroot Soccer in Photo Essay

April 14, 2017

How can sport save lives? Grassroot Soccer and its mission aim to help answer to that. We are honored to be featured in the vibrant… Read More

Dreams Have No Gender

April 10, 2017

Grassroot Soccer Coach Zeze’s story explores how gender norms and stereotypes in a typically gendered sport such as soccer can be harmful to girls, and… Read More

Celebrating the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace While Creating Opportunities for Girls

April 4, 2017

The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) on April 6 is an annual celebration of the power of sport to drive… Read More