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May 4th, 2006

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Soweto Club

Meetings

This club meets every day from Monday-Friday

Time: 15h00-17h00.
Venue: Kopanong community center, on the corner of Luthuli street & Main road, Dobsonville, Soweto. Here are directions to the venue.

Contact details

e-mail: sowetoGOclub@gmail.com
Sipho Mampe: 084 7888 177

History

Paul Edwards was very involved in getting the Soweto Go club underway. Dobsonville Go club in Soweto was an initiative of Sello Leopeng and the late Kagiso Mampe in the late 1990’s. The club met upstairs from a gym and a painted wall at street level was the only external sign. (Pictures are on Facebook.)

In 1997, Sello Leopeng was the contact person for the club, and the club only met on Wednesdays, at the Metsi Community Centre in Dobsonville.

For reference from the archives, SA Go Journal Vol. 3 No. 3 Spring 1995: “There is a new club on the scene […] in Dobsonville, SOWETO, and has been organised by Sello Leopeng and Paul Edwards. They deserve our congratulations and best wishes. This gives the Gauteng region its second club.”

This club has delivered a number of strong players, with 3 players achieving 1-dan: Welile Gogotshe, Sipho Mampe and the late Julius Paulu.

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