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The High powered Delegation that traveled to London to for the Rugby World Cup 2023 Bid

The High powered Delegation that traveled to London to for the Rugby World Cup 2023 Bid


Meet the high powered South African delegation that travelled to London and this past Monday presented the country state of readiness to host the Rugby World Cup 2023.

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Deputy President Ramaphosa to lead team SA to London for presentation of SA's Bid to host Rugby World Cup 2023

Deputy President Ramaphosa to lead team SA to London for presentation of SA's Bid to host Rugby World Cup 2023

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead a high-level delegation to London on Sunday 24 September 2017 for the presentation to the World Rugby Council of South Africa’s bid to host the prestigious Rugby World Cup 2023 tournament.

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2017 Indigenous Games - Celebrating our Heritage

2017 Indigenous Games - Celebrating our Heritage

The national department of Sport and Recreation will kick start Heritage month celebrations by hosting the 12th edition of the Indigenous Games Festival - from the 24th to the 29th of September 2017 - at Seshego Sport Precinct, Polokwane.

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Committee of Inquiry into allegations of mismanagement and non-compliance at SASCOC

Committee of Inquiry into allegations of mismanagement and non-compliance at SASCOC

The Minister of Sport and Recreation has noted the recent media speculation relating to the work of the Committee of Inquiry into the affairs of SASCOC (The Citizen, 02 and 04.09.2017).

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Minister Nxesi’s Motivational Address to Bafana Bafana Camp

Minister Nxesi’s Motivational Address to Bafana Bafana Camp

"For the fact that you are here, means you are all winners. You have been selected to play at the highest level – and to represent your country. That is an honour, but also a heavy responsibility."

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Minister expresses shock following death of sports presenter

Minister expresses shock following death of sports presenter

The Minister of Sport and Recreation, Mr Thulas Nxesi and SAFA President, Danny Jordaan have expressed shock following the sudden passing of former SABC TV Sport presenter Mzimasi Mgebisa.

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Minister to attend Bafana Bafana match in Cape Verde

Minister to attend Bafana Bafana match in Cape Verde

The Minister of Sport and Recreation the honorable Mr TW Nxesi, took time off of his busy schedule to accompany The Senior Men's National team to Cape Verde for this all important match.

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Appointment of Ministerial Committees of Enquiry

Appointment of Ministerial Committees of Enquiry

The Minister of Sport and Recreation, Mr TW Nxesi, has appointed two Ministerial Committees of Enquiry to investigate important matters in sport.

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South Africa Trio to Compete in the IAAF Diamond League

South Africa Trio to Compete in the IAAF Diamond League

Caster Semenya, Luvo Mayonga & Wayde van Niekerk, the SA Trio, to compete in the IAAF Diamond League on 24 August 2017 at Letzigrund Stadium, Zurich (Germany). Here athletes will compete against each other in an attempt to become Diamond League Champions and to win a share of the 1.6 million US Dollar prize money on offer.

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Minister applauds medal winner athletes

Minister applauds medal winner athletes

Congratulations are all in order to the entire team including Caster Semenya as she continued to carry our flag high in adding to our gold medal telly in the 800m women final and the bronze in the 1500m women final, serving as a great ambassador to our woman athletes.

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Caster snatches third medal for Team SA in London

Caster snatches third medal for Team SA in London

Team South African continues to collect medals at the IAAF World Championships in London. Last night our middle-distance runner Caster Semenya pocketed bronze during the 1 500m Women final.

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Minister happy with medal count at IAAF Champs

Minister happy with medal count at IAAF Champs

The Minister of Sport and Recreation, Mr Thulas Nxesi, and ASA has welcomed the two medals won by Team South Africa on Saturday in the Long Jump at the IAAF World Championships in London, England. Luvo Manyonga and Ruswahl Samaai grabbed gold and bronze medals, respectively to put the Rainbow Nation’s foot forward in the global contest for decorations.

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Cabinet approves South Africa's bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup

Cabinet approves South Africa's bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup

Cabinet, at its meeting of 1st August 2017, approved a request from the Minister of Sport and Recreation, Mr Thulas Nxesi, for South Africa to bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The outcome of the bid will be announced in November 2017, with Ireland and France being the other bidders.

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Team SA departs for IAAF World Championships

Team SA departs for IAAF World Championships

Team South Africa has departed for the biennial IAAF World Championships starting in London on Friday until 13 August. The team includes seven national record holders - Akani Simbine (100m), Wayde van Niekerk (200m and 400m), Antonio Alkana (110m Hurdles), Luvo Manyonga (Long Jump), Lebogang Shange (20km Walk), Carina Horn (200m) and Caster Semenya (800m).

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Minister speaks at ‘Bomza’ Nkohla's funeral

Minister speaks at ‘Bomza’ Nkohla's funeral

As Minister of Sport and Recreation, and on behalf of government, allow me to convey sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr Welile James ‘ Bomza’ Nkohla, this mighty sporting icon.

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