From bad boy to miracle man: meet Block 88’s Siya Fonds
As a teen he was a troublemaker, but fashion put his life on track and he’s helping young people to realise their dreams
Growing up on the streets of Chiawelo, Soweto, Siyabonga Ndzonga found himself in the midst of much trouble. Hanging around with the wrong crowd and drinking early in high school, he became notorious troublemaker in his community.
It was not until he took an introspective look at the direction his life was taking that he realised he had to change.
Siya Fonds, as he is known, did so not through fads, but fashion, which saw the birth of Block 88, a fashion concept store that is home to local labels, including his own. ..