Babalwa Latsha: From South African township to Springboks

Cape Town (CNN)When South African women’s sevens player Babalwa Latsha took up rugby a few years ago it wasn’t just a new sport she had to master. “It was the best thing to happen, actually, for my academics and also for my rugby,” says Latsha, who was part of the inaugural South African Rugby Legends Association’s (SARLA) development program in 2014. She did not, however, abandon her roots, and still lives in the township of Khayelitsha. “I’d say it is a tough place to live, but I don’t think that I would want to change it for anything,” she says. “Khayelitsha has its own flavor, if you like. “It requires a specific way of life, if you know what I …