Sports are Apish’s life.
Apish Tshetsha is driving his lime green van with surf board attached to the roof, weaving his way down the main street in the Masiphumelele township in central Cape Town. It’s Freedom Day, celebrations are taking place and the community is a hive of activity. The softly spoken 26-year-old comes to life as he drives through the community, his van stopping every five or so metres as a young member of the community greets Apish. ‘Awe!’ he shouts to his friends and community members. After minutes in his company, you sense that to Apish, sport is life.
He waxes lyrical about the football teams he supports and his Springbok heroes, the South African rugby union team, but much of his time is taken up by his newfound love of surfing.