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Champion Men Stories

Fanie Jason

Fanie Jason grew up in communities across Cape Town where many graduate into a notorious gang or a life of crime.

Fanie, however, chose a different route and showed the people he grew up with that there can be more to life.

Fanie dropped out of school at a young age to help support his family when his father became blind. Despite this, he attended night classes and completed his studies.

Fanie's dedication to his education helped him avoid a life of gang violence and crime, which led him to follow his passion, a career in photography. Today, Fanie is one of South Africa's most renowned photojournalists with a few prestigious accolades behind his name.

Carling Black Label salutes Champion men like Fanie who put in the effort and determination throughout the year.

Here's to Fanie Jason, the man who studied photography by night and supported his family by day.


Lesiba Kale

Lesiba Kale is a father of one. He is the epitome of compassion, sacrifice and selflessness.

His story begins in Limpopo, where he grew up with his mom and his seven siblings while his father worked and lived in Johannesburg to provide an ...


Lethabo Mokoena

Lethabo Mokoena is more than just an entrepreneur, he is a role model and an inspiration to so many in his community.

After graduating from university, Lethabo returned home and realised that many of the people he grew up with were unemplo...