Video: How a disabled man has brought chess to one of Cape Town’s poorest schools

Sidwell Mayekiso hopes one of his students will one day become a Grandmaster

By Ashraf Hendricks and Liezl Human

18 March 2022

Sidwell Mayekiso started the 2 Knights Chess Club in Khayelitsha in 2017. Living with a disability, he wanted to make a difference in the community by teaching children to play chess.

Now, five of his students are competing in the Western Cape provincial trials.

He hopes that one day one of his students will become a Grandmaster.