South Africans Doing Great Things

South Africans Doing Great Things: Thalente Biyela

The documentary "I Am Thalente" follows the journey of Thalente Biyela from being homeless in Durban, to finding his feet in the skateboarding scene in Los Angeles, USA.

Thalente spoke to #NightTalk's Gugs Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo about his remarkable story of how skateboarding took him off the streets and helped to carve out a unique path to success.

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