From a basketball player to tv presenter, a commentator on sports and culture to a TV producer and brand ambassador, evolution has become a career to Siyabonga ‘Scoop’ Ngwekazi.

Eastern Cape born star, and one of Mzansi’s original “cool kids”, Siyabonga Ngwekazi’s catalog in South African contemporary culture is one that does not go unnoticed.

From being a former basketball player, to a presenter, sports commentator, brand ambassador, and entrepreneur, Scoop Makhathini, as the streets know him, has become one of South Africa’s most decorated and celebrated personalities. 

As if he cannot get any cooler, Siyabonga Ngwekazi recently collaborated with the international cognac brand, Hennessy, where he shed a light on starting a program for young men and helping them find themselves and release their full potential. 

This, following the end of his television career as a presenter after ten long years, and starting a web show called MAKHATHAZA TV. 

Despite being notoriously known for being one of the most vocal figures, Scoop Makhathini’s influence on the culture has been massive and has changed local popular television as we know it. 

Not only does he advocate for young men in the country, but his generosity also runs beyond the industry we’ve known and got to love him for. 

From basketball to books, having friends in the food business is only fitting. 

Scoop introduces us to better ways of living and dining through Open Slice! An eatery at the heart of Braanfontein owned by his good friend, Freddy ‘Slice’ Mkhize. Giving us an experience of his favourite Vegan Deluxe sandwich.

And because he takes his motto of supporting those who support him to the next level, we’re yet again spoiled with endless exposure to young, great South African minds. 

One of which, another good friend of his, Mfundo Mthiyane. A Fine Artist from KZN on his way to greatness.

Considering the scale of his greatness, we’re excited to see what’s more to come from one of Gqeberha’s shining stars.

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