Chasing Dreams: Ntokozo Makhaza’s rugby excellence

05 June 2024 | Video Production Team Ruairi Abrahams, Boikhutso Ntsoko and Nomfundo Xolo. Photo Ruairi Abrahams.

Ntokozo Makhaza is a 22-year-old student at the University of Cape Town (UCT); pursuing a Bachelor of Social Science degree in psychology and social development. Alongside his academic endeavours, Makhaza is a dedicated wing and fullback for the UCT Ikey Tigers Rugby Club.

Despite a challenging first year in 2022, where he struggled to adapt to the pace and demands of the game, the support and passion of his teammates fuelled his perseverance and growth.

Ntokozo's second year in 2023 marked a significant improvement in his confidence and performance, which led to his impressive achievement of scoring 100 points by the season's end.

At the 2024 FNB Varsity Cup tournament, Makhaza won the ‘FNB Overall Player That Rocks’, a victory that embodies the rewards of hard work, dedication, and support.

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Youth Month 2024

Youth Month 2024

In celebration of Youth Month, UCT News will feature profiles of young individuals from the University of Cape Town (UCT) community who are making meaningful contributions to positive change in South Africa. June is a significant month in the country, marking the commemoration of the tragic events of 16 June 1976, when hundreds of young people lost their lives protesting against unjust education policies.




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