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Sport in the Struggle Exhibition at Freedom Park, 20 March - 03 May 2018

Sport in the Struggle Exhibition at Freedom Park, 20 March - 03 May 2018


The “Sport in the Struggle” exhibition is a travelling exhibition celebrating the forgotten heroes of South African sport prior to democracy. The exhibition was first held in 2013 at the Apartheids Museum and since 2015 the exhibition has been travelling across South Africa, where it has so far been hosted at eight venues. The exhibition has proven to be popular everywhere, and has reached thousands of visitors who visit museums and are exposed to the exhibition

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Statement of  SRSA on Ministerial Inquiry Into Death of Spectators at FNB Stadium

Statement of SRSA on Ministerial Inquiry Into Death of Spectators at FNB Stadium

SRSA has filed a notice of intention to withdraw the earlier published Government Gazette notice on the establishment of a Ministerial Committee of Inquiry into the deaths of spectators at FNB stadium.

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Opening of the Sport in the Struggle Exhibition, Freedom Park - 20 March 2018

Opening of the Sport in the Struggle Exhibition, Freedom Park - 20 March 2018

This exhibition, which has brought all of us here today, is a platform which evokes visual and historical memories of how chains of freedom barred many South Africans from participating in sports.

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Minister Xasa congratulates athletes for doing well at the Athletics Grand Prix Event

Minister Xasa congratulates athletes for doing well at the Athletics Grand Prix Event

Caster Semenya added another achievement to her ever-growing list of accolades by setting a new SA record in the women’s 1,000m in finishing 2: 35.43 seconds.

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Minister congratulates Team SA at the U/18 World Champs

Minister congratulates Team SA at the U/18 World Champs

Minister of Sport and Recreation SA, Minister TW Nxesi congratulates Team SA for topping the medal table at U18 World Championships.

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SRSA embarks on Nelson Mandela Day campaign for 18 July

SRSA embarks on Nelson Mandela Day campaign for 18 July

Every year on 18 July South Africans together with the global community honour our late former president and international icon Nelson Mandela in the celebration of Nelson Mandela International Day. The overarching objective of Nelson Mandela International Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good.

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National School Sport Championships Winter Games

National School Sport Championships Winter Games

The Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa remains committed to maximizing access to sport, recreation and physical activity in every school in South Africa. The National School Sport Championship programme remains the flagship programme of the Department focusing on school leagues which culminates in this programme.

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Rural Sport Development Programme National Championships

Rural Sport Development Programme National Championships

Sport and Recreation South Africa has established the Rural Sport Development Programme to address rural community participation and the opportunity for talented athletes to be identified.

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Minister compliments Wayde van Niekerk on setting a new world record

Minister compliments Wayde van Niekerk on setting a new world record

As we continue to commemorate youth month, it is refreshing news to hear that Wayde Van Niekerk, our own athlete, has kept the flag of South Africa flying high.

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Minister compliments Rugby national side

Minister compliments Rugby national side

Minister Of Sport and Recreation SA, Minister Thulas Nxesi took some time off his busy schedule to attend his first official rugby match in support of the Springbok Rugby National team in Durban, Kings Park Rugby stadium. The rugby national team once more stung the French National Rugby team with an impressive win of 37 - 15.

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Minister congratulates national teams

Minister congratulates national teams

It has been a great sporting weekend for all South Africans. Well done to both our national teams and our versatile athlete Wayde van Niekerk, for their great victories this past Saturday. Coach Alister Coetzee and the Rugby National team did us proud in front of all South Africans by ensuring that they reign supreme against the France national team. I urge them to continue with the same momentum getting into the remaining two test matches to be played at both Durban and Johannesburg.

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Minister Nxesi congratulates Kagiso Rabada and Protea's Cricket National Team

Minister Nxesi congratulates Kagiso Rabada and Protea's Cricket National Team

Minister Nxesi congratulated Kagiso Rabada on his achievement – ranked no 1 on the ODI cricket rankings. The Minister also congratulated the Proteas for representing SA well. He wished them all the best in the upcoming Champions Trophy Test match which takes place on Saturday.

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Regional Annual Sports Awards 2017 (RASA)

Regional Annual Sports Awards 2017 (RASA)

Member of Region 5 of the African Union Sports Council were welcomed by Minister Nxesi at the Regional Annual Sports Awards held at Birchwood Hotel on 27 May 2017.

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2017 SA Bowls Open Championships

2017 SA Bowls Open Championships

The final winners of the 2017 South African Open Championships: Wilson Malobolo from KZN Bernardus van der Spuy from Gauteng Morgan Muvhango from KZN.

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Minister congratulate Gift Ngoepe

Minister congratulate Gift Ngoepe

Minister of Sport and Recreation South Africa, Min T.W Nxesi congratulates Gift Ngoepe who learned all his baseball skills whilst practicing in a wooden clubhouse in Randburg.

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