Ashley ‘Floorise’ Mkhize is the name recently engraved into South Africa’s history books as the First South African Freestyler to win a medal at Superball World Championships. Ashley came 3 rd at the Champion- ships held at Prague ,Czech Republic in around August 2017. Ashley was inspired by Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldinho when he saw his freestyling video on YouTube.com, and was hooked for life. He stared juggling with the ball, imitat- ing Ronaldinho’s moves and blended in his own moves, and through practice become better with the ball. However, he never envisioned freestyling opening doors and making a living from it. His eyes were also not opened about the different freestyling competitions held across the globe. The lack of Freestyling awareness became a drawback to him, as he didn’t know the freestyling society and the opportunities existing within the hobby sport.
On the 2nd August 2017, South Africans were rudely woken by the passing of one of the most promising and energetic stars in media. Dumi Masilela who played Sfiso on popular e.tv soap opera Rhythm City was short by criminals attempting to hijack him in Tembisa, Ekurhuleni. The criminals were driving a stolen black Jeep. Dumi was recently married to his media sweet heart Simphiwe Ngema who plays a character of Thuli on the popular Venda soap Muvhango. The love birds enjoyed constantly sharing pictures on social media. They looked happy as a couple and displaced affection in public domains.