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
    Guard

Women's Team

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

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 unveils the Live the Impossible initiative to celebrate and profile their sponsorship properties

Wednesday, 22 June: Sasol, in partnership with the South African Football Association (SAFA), and Wheelchair Basketball South Africa (WBSA), launched the “Live the Impossible” initiative to continue to drive interest and ongoing support for women’s football and wheelchair basketball in South Africa. The campaign celebrates the milestones reached to date, including the long-standing partnerships between Sasol and these two sporting bodies.  The “Live the Impossible” campaign aims to encourage athletes, and their supporters, including the general public, to emphasise the notion that anything is possible when the right effort is put in, despite obstacles or challenges they meet along the way. As part of…

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Live the Impossible campaign launch on SABC sport at 10