When Tempelman first arrived, in the turbulent 1990s, it was not uncommon for him to have to dodge gunshots.
“In that community in 1994, white and black was not so easy together,” he says.
“Normally you saw at the taxi ranks on the side of the townships, you have those taxi-rank doctors who give a green muthi, a blue injection, but not health care. And I wanted to do it proper.
“And I dare to go in the middle of the township, build a proper clinic, not a shabby place. I had my problems, they robbed me, I had guns on my head, they stole cars and all those things. But I never left because it’s a beautiful community.”
Today, children are pushing wheelbarrows full of buckets to fetch water from boreholes Tempelman helped install. But the name Ndlovu, of late, has been mainly associated with the singing sensation born out of the youth development programme he implemented.
Having a life-skills programme in place, Tempelman decided to have some of the children in the programme perform at the official opening of the Ndlovu Miracle Theatre in Elandsdoorn in 2008. He reached out to Ralf Schmitt, the Drakensberg Boys Choir conductor.