January 1, 1949 —
On September 2, 1972, Nkosana "Happyboy" Mgxaji, Mdantsane’s first great boxing hero, beat Durban fighter Moses Mthembu in a non-title fight at Sisa Dukashe stadium, which was half-built at the time but was the only venue that could accommodate the huge crowds Mgxaji attracted — black boxers could not use the bigger venues reserved for whites. Mgxaji, who won the SA Junior Lightweight title in 1973, inspired generations of champions, many of whom grew up fighting in front of huge crowds at this 20 000-seat stadium. Mdantsane and Duncan Village have produced at least 14 world champions and 46 South African champions.
- » ARTISTS: Andrew Lindsay and Luyiso Makilipi
- » ADDRESS: Sisa Dukashe Stadium, Mdantsane, Eastern Cape