Wheelchair Basketball

About Wheelchair Basketball

Sasol has been a partner to Wheelchair Basketball South Africa (WBSA) since 2007.  The partnership has seen Sasol supporting the men’s national team and has recently been extended to include the women’s national team.

Sasol’s backing of WBSA is designed to support and develop the sport of wheelchair basketball and is also in line with our long running support of people living with disabilities.


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Men's Team

  • Name
    Zakhele Shelembe
  • Birthplace And Age
    19 August 1990
  • Club
    Ethekwini Spears
  • Position

Women's Team

  • Name
    Simphiwe Manqele
  • Birthplace And Age
    15 June 1998
  • Club
    Gauteng Lionesses
  • Position

Upcoming Events

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Thandile Zonke: overcoming the Odds through sport

This weekend saw the national wheelchair basketball team head to Sasolburg for the Sasol-NWU Senior Basketball Tournament.  The Sasol AmaWheelaBoys participated in an exhibition match, taking on NWU VTC, showing off their skills and imparting knowledge on wheelchair basketball for all those in attendance.  The match was followed by a green v gold game designed to showcase the team and serve as preparation for the 2019 IWBF Africa Paralympic Qualifiers and subsequent 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.  Participating on the day was the team’s inspirational vice-captain, Thandile Zonke.  Zonke, who was diagnosed with polio at an early age, uses his participation…

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Sasol AmaWheelaBoys give hope to patients with disabilities

On Friday, 11 October 2019, Sasol AmaWheelaBoys joined the Netcare Rehabilitation Hospital for the annual sports day. The event was aimed at inspiring and building confidence in patients with disabilities by using sports to demonstrate physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing. Sasol AmaWheelaBoys, who are currently championing wheelchair basketball in South Africa took part in the event as a way to instil hope in the lives of patients and staff at the hospital. Established in the year 2000, the event has successfully run for 19 years, providing AmaWheelaBoys with the opportunity to make a difference in the community. Emphasising on AmaWheelaBoys’s…

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Wheelchair basketball playing at Netcare Hospital