Are the Kolisis South Africa's royal family?

Are the Kolisis South Africa's royal family?

You can't help but love the Kolisi family...

Siya Kolisi and his family
Siya Kolisi and his family/ Instagram (@siyakolisi)

South Africa is a nation rich in culture, diversity, and history. Within this vibrant tapestry, certain figures emerge as beacons of hope and unity.

One such figure is Siya Kolisi, a name synonymous with leadership, resilience, and the unifying power of sport.

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Kolisi has enjoyed a career that is arguably one of the most inspiring this country has ever seen. 

So, it's no surprise to us that his family enjoys a similar level of fame.

As a result, the Kolisi family is often referred to as 'South Africa’s royal family'.

Rachel and Siya Kolisi celebrate after a rugby match
Rachel and Siya Kolisi / Instagram (@rachelkolisi)
Earning the title of 'South Africa's royal family'

Let's take a look at a few moments where this family made real royal moves.

Do you remember when Siya Kolisi's school honoured him by renaming their main rugby field after him?

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Fast forward a couple of months and the family has now moved to France, which is also where the Rugby World Cup is taking place.

According to The South African, the family are often pictured together on Instagram, and they just give us those warm fuzzy feelings - all while exuding an aura of local royalty.

Siya and Rachel Kolisi with their family
Siya and Rachel Kolisi with their family/ Instagram (@rachel_kolisi)

While Siya's accomplishments on the rugby field are nothing short of extraordinary, it is his off-field endeavours that truly solidify his status as a beacon of hope and change. 

Siya, alongside his wife Rachel, founded the Kolisi Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to creating positive change in the lives of vulnerable and underprivileged South Africans.

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The foundation's initiatives span a wide range of causes, from education and healthcare to food security and gender equality. 

Through their work, the Kolisi family exemplifies the power of using one's platform for the betterment of society.

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