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You were born in rural Eastern Cape. Tell us about your childhood.

I was brought up by my maternal grandparents, Rose and Mzamo Mbatani, at Tyatyora in Fort Beaufort. Our house overlooked the girls’ hostel and playgrounds of the famous Healdtown High School. I vividly remember watching their sports games from our back verandah. That was entertainment to us. 

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Denvor de Wee
Denvor de Wee is photojournalist and the founding director of Visual Buzz SA

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