Friday, December 15, 2023

Sports Minister calls on South Africans to rally behind local sports

The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Zizi Kodwa has called on South Africans to wear the country’s national team colours and jerseys on Friday.

This comes as President Cyril Ramaphosa declared 15 December 2023, a public holiday, following the victory of the Springboks at this year’s Rugby World Cup.

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Kodwa says this public holiday is, what says, fitting, as we are in Reconciliation Month, which is dedicated to fostering reconciliation and unity in the country.

The minister has called on all South Africans and the public at large to celebrate sporting and creative excellence.

“The year 2023 will long live in the memory of South Africans, as an unprecedented year of breakthroughs and success for South African sport and on the creative and artistic front. The National Sport Day celebration is for all South Africans, from all walks of life, to celebrate the power of sport,’’ said Zizi Kodwa, Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture.

“I call on South Africans to wear our national team colours and jerseys on Friday. Let us gather in villages and towns to celebrate what has been a momentous year for South African sport and creative arts. Let us relive the moments that followed the final whistle of the 2023 Rugby World Cup final, where South Africans united in celebration and pride following the Springboks’ record-breaking Rugby World Cup win. Let us use the National Sport Day celebration to showcase the power of sport and the arts to forge social cohesion and nation building and inspiring a winning nation.”

 

Done By: Mitchum George

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