TO: ALL MEDIA
ATTENTION: NEWS EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS
ISSUED: THURSDAY, 26 AUGUST 2021
MOGALE CITY READY FOR SPORTS WEEKEND
Mogale City’s Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation Division jubilantly anticipates hosting what can be dubbed as a ‘sporty weekend’ with two sports events expected to bring visitors from across Gauteng into our city, also exposing the youth to more physical activities.
The city will play host to the upcoming Provincial Indigenous Games organised by Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation. In addition to passing through community values and customary practices to the younger generation, the games form part of government’s efforts to revive and preserve culture as well as heritage of the diverse communities in our country.
Since the inception of the National Indigenous Games in 2003, various cultural groups have been able to share their experiences and build friendships thereby contributing to social cohesion and nation building which further accelerates the realisation of the African Renaissance vision.
This Saturday, teams representing various Gauteng regions will compete in several exciting games such as Diketo, Kgati, Ncuva, Dibeke, Intonga, Morabaraba, Kho-kho, Juskei and Drie Stokies where a winning team that will represent Gauteng Province at the upcoming National Indigenous Games will be selected.
To observe Covid-19 Level 4 regulations, the codes will be evenly spread across four venues in Mogale City that is, Jukskei Club in Coronation Park, N. Diedrich Technical High School grounds, Townview High School, and the Munsieville Sports Complex.
Details of the games are as follows:
Date: Saturday, 28 August 2021
Main event venue: Munsieville Sports Complex
Time: 08h00am – 18h00pm
On the same date, a special ceremony to unveil the newly renovated cricket clubhouse at the Kagiso Sports Complex has also been scheduled. The Kagiso Sports Complex Cricket Club was the only Premier League A club in the country without change rooms which has always put the team at a disadvantage as they were unable to host any major professional tournaments. This is now a thing of the past as the clubhouse and seating areas are newly renovated thus puts the team one step closer to their goal of hosting larger tournaments. The renovations, which were made possible through funding from Central Lions Chief Executive Office Jono Leaf-Wright, will not only add to their Blue-Chip Club ranking as recently endorsed by Cricket SA but further ensure that Kagiso Cricket Club continues to produce quality players that the province and country needs.
Members of the media are invited as follows:
Date: Saturday, 28 August 2021
Venue: Kagiso Sports Complex
Time: 08h00am -14h00pm
Members of the media are requested to RSVP to assist event organisers in managing numbers. For ease of identification, we further encourage you to wear media tags as the events will not have any spectators present. Do also remember your masks – sanitisers will be provided at all venues to ensure compliance to Covid-19 regulations.