Stan Smith is a white professional tennis player from America who befriends Mathabane at the SAB Open tournament. Although they are only together a few days, Stan and his wife, Marjory, instantly take a liking to Mathabane. Mathabane is struck by how such people, whom he’s just met, could already treat him like an equal. Stan funds Mathabane’s entrance into the Sugar Circuit tournaments and arranges a tennis scholarship for him in America.
Stan Smith Character Timeline in Kaffir Boy
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...for letters of recommendation from Wilfred and Owen Williams and writes a letter to thank Stan. However, aside from his family, Mathabane keeps the news a secret, since the South African... (full context)
...issue one for at least three months—too late for Mathabane to begin school on time. Stan suggests that they ask the American consulate in Pretoria for help, and once Mathabane explains... (full context)