Alive & Kicking: The Soccer Grannies of South Africa

March 2016 Lara-Ann de Wet20 mins

In the heart of Limpopo, South Africa, village grannies lace up their soccer cleats and start kicking their way through centuries of taboos. In this rural village, Rebecca Ntsanwisi, affectionately known as Mama Beka, began what is known as the Vhakegula Vhakegula soccer grannies -- a soccer league comprised entirely of the elderly woman in her village.