Milestones & achievements

2003

In 2003, Siphiwe Mashawu, a blind social science student participated in and completed three half-marathons (including the Gun Run and the 21.2-km race at the Two Oceans.

He also received the Chairperson's Award, made by Professor John Simpson, chair of UCT's Sports Council, for a special achievement in sport.

A particularly violent reaction to tear gas - a common bane in Soweto, his hometown, in the turbulent early-1980s - when he was only nine years old, rendered Mashawu totally blind by age 12.

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