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Thobela inspires gift of education

If Dingaan Thobela’s legacy is assured among South Africa’s boxing fans, it will be amplified among the broader population later this year.
This is because one fortunate recipient will benefit from Golden Gloves’ largesse in sponsoring a National Certificate in Sports Management, to be announced in November.
To be known as the Dingaan Thobela Bursary, it is intended to benefit a deserving youngster – not necessarily a boxer – who shows ambition, ability, and promise.
“Anyone is welcome to apply,” said promoter Rodney Berman. “We are hoping the beneficiary will align with the virtues that Dingaan represented: hope, dignity, excellence and willpower.”
Not only will the year-long course honour Thobela, it will also help empower a youngster in a country where employment and skills are in short supply.
The “Rose of Soweto” passed away last month after a brief illness.
Applicants may send motivation letters to either or

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