May 2016 2nd Edition

Eastern Cape schools get sport equipment

Written by Thandeka Ngobese

Sports, arts, cutlture

Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula recently handed over sport equipment and attire to several schools in the Eastern Cape.

Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula handed over sport equipment and uniforms to schools in the Eastern Cape.During his visit to the province, Minister Mbalula handed over football and netball kits, among others, to several schools, including Walmer High School in Port Elizabeth.

The handover of the sports equipment formed part of the Minister’s Sport Outreach Programme in Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage. The programme is part of the Department of Sport and Recreation’s ongoing school development initiative.

Minister Mbalula said it is important to give all pupils equal opportunities. 

“As government, we must continue to ensure that township and rural communities are equally equipped to play and take part in sport and recreational activities. This emanates from our School Sport Plan, which seeks to level the playing field and transform sport in South Africa,” said Minister Mbalula.


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