Lukas Spieker

Nelson Lotring, 20, at his home in Tafelsig township in Cape Town, South Africa. Trained by a former champion, Nelson became South African kickboxing champion himself and later competed for the World Championships in Thailand. Nowadays, he coaches kids playing football in the neighbourhood to give them structure. Nelson underwent the Xhosa initiation ritual to reach adulthood. Now he has to find work. Unemployment rate in South Africa is 24.5% and rises to 57% among township youth.