Soccer Cinema is possible because of the following individuals and organisations:

Steps Southern Africa  |  The National Lottery

Idea: Marijke Rawie

Initiator: Don Edkins representing Steps Southern Africa.    

Advisors: Tue Steen Müller, Mikael Opstrup, Iikka Vehkalahti

Organisers/Producers: Don Edkins, Nathalie Rosa Bucher, Pia Tedeschi & Lisa Mini.

Road Teams: Luke Hutchinson, Nathalie Rosa Bucher, Mbulelo Grootboom, Hisham Samie, Alasdair Ross Mcculloch, Tee Nguyen

Special Mentions:

All film makers and productions companies that have made their films available.

Toby Attwell / Two Shoes - All our funky graphic design

FUEL Design - Graphics and layout for the proposal document

South African Breweries provided a selection of beers for the opening night at the Labia

And, a great thanks to Touareg Tents for sponsoring the tent for our opening night

And, if it was not for the dedication & initiative of our Local Patrons, Soccer Cinema would not work...


Charles Beukes wore that shirt so we would recognise him at the local Dros.

Timothy Meleni, loves soccer - J'Bay!

The ever excited and enthusiastic Prof. Bheki Sibanda of Fort Hare University in Alice.

Jeff Baduza, eyes on the ball eyes, eyes on Wold Cup celebrations - Joza, Grahamstown.

Nhlanhla Mosele and the Ginsberg Spurs of King Williams Town.

Steve Bollon, a young devout Brit, in Tshani near Coffee Bay (and he is definitely not on holiday).  Steve heads up Trans Cape Soccer to change lives in the area.


That's Albert Luthuli (a big soccer fan) in the background... Thulani and Paul Tichmann, skills?

Emlyn Lucas of Kwazamuxolo, Noupoort. He coaches two girls teams and is a league organiser for twelve others...


Daniel Baadjies, our local patron in Ashton and Robertson.

The dedicated Sammy Jantjies, Humansdorp Secondary School.

Colette Tilley, Education Manager at the Keiskamma Trust.

Soccer meets boxing: Boy Boy Mpulampula, the renowned boxing coach of Mdantsane.

Faniki Mdohli, Happy Mokoena, Bongani Ndlovu, Philip Shabangu, Luis Sambo and Reverend Joseph Gwebana in Justicia near Hazyview - thanks Swa Vana.

Johan Colyn passionate about local cinema and heritage, showing us the mill where Pronutro was started in Lindley.

Nndoweni Malala and Madiba at the Thohoyandou Arts and Culture Centre. Nndoweni is a down to earth, inspiring guy.

Vusi Nomandla + One Princess + One Teacher + One Chief + One Police Man, that's Soccer Cinema negotiations in KZN.

The ever persistent Milton Gcwensa of the Sukuma Arts & Culture Centre - Durban.

The humble Induna of Ndwedwe, KZN.

Thomas Paremoer signs 'the beautiful town' onto our Soccer Cinema mascot ball, at the Love Life Centre in Joodsekamp, near Knysna.

Mxolisi "Maanie" Ndatya & Sandile Sepene at the Cradock Easter Tournament which went on till 3am!

Bliss in Gwalana Location, a little beyond Peddie (EC) Nokubonga (left) seduced us with her infectious laugh and dedication, poses with Sibusiso and Weli.

Phumeza Mandela outside the Bhunga Building, home to the Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha.

Mercy Mathembu sells sweets and snacks at Banduna High in Nkowankowa (15km from Tzaneen) during the day and twice a week, she puts on her kit and shoes to play as a defender for the mighty Vakhegula Vakhegula (grannies in Xitsonga).

Tooba Phungula, Minki Mkhulisi, Livingston Mahlawe and Wallet Mahlawe also known as Boet Mkhulu.  This screening was held in a little middle-of-nowhere church, needing a generator and could not have been a success without the enthusiasm of Minki, thank you.

Thabo Mashigo local events organiser, DJ and entrepreneur in Moeka, North West.

The much respected Philip Mkwanazi, on the second day of Incema - about 6000 gather for grass harvesting used for wedding mats, Khula Village near St Lucia.

The renowned Apollo Theatre, last operating art deco cinema in South Africa, is in the Northern Cape's Victoria West, run by Petrus Martins. Downstairs was reserved for whites only, upstairs on the right side of the projecting booth were the seats for coloureds and on the left, harde banke for blacks. Reel irony - Betsie Verwoerd donated a film projector to the Apollo a few years ago.

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