Ballet dancer Thabang Mabaso
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Born Free: Thabang Mabaso

Ballet dancer Thabang Mabaso grew up in Orange Farm, a poor township outside Johannesburg, before going to art school. There he started to train as a dancer and is now a professional dancer in the Johannesburg ballet company.

As part of the BBC's South Africa Direct series, he talks about growing up in South Africa since the end of apartheid.

  • 25 Apr 2014