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Video – Mapimpi Documentary to Launch on 15 July

A documentary on Springbok wing Makazole Mapimpi and the rich heritage of Eastern Cape rugby – called ‘Map1imp1’ – will launch on SuperSport on the 15th of July.

Power tools brand RYOBI is the sponsor behind the project.

“We are passionate and proud South Africans and are committed to empowering our customers with the right tools to solve the unique challenges that our countrymen and women face on a daily basis,” says John Stevens, CEO of RYOBI South Africa. “Map1mp1 is a celebration of the grit, determination and hustle associated with being South African and we are so proud to see it flighting after the nearly 18 months of work that has been invested in it by our partners Retroactive and 10th Street.”

The story is told from the perspective of journalist Sibusiso Mjikeliso, who conducts interviews with various role-players in the Eastern Cape, Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal.

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“Map1mp1 is a hero’s journey story structure like no other, considering the trials and tribulations Makazole had to tackle in order to become the first South African to score a try in a Rugby World Cup Final,” says Director Bongani Morgan. “From Twecu to Tokyo we uncover the raw Eastern Cape culture, juxtaposed with maladministration; it’s a doccie layered in dichotomy, especially with some of our country’s finest talent being Eastern Cape exports – the likes of Siya Kolisi, Lukhanyo Am, the Ndungane brothers, and Thando Manana to name a few.”

Map1mp1 premieres on SuperSport Grandstand (201) and Rugby (211) on 15 July at 20h00.

Sport Industry Group
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