Ministerial Outreach Programme at Elias Motsoaledi Municipality

19 July 2018

Limpopo - The National Sport & Recreation Plan recognizes that South Africa has a serious problem regarding the building, shared utilization equitable access and maintenance of sport and recreation facilities that have a far reaching consequences for the transformation and development of sport.

During the budget vote in Parliament we seek to respond to the challenge of sport infrastructure backlog.

 We are on average rolling out 60 quality facilities on the various grades, that an amount of R287m has been ring-fenced on the MIG to drive the roll out of these facilities.”

These facilities are meant to improve rural sport, we therefore want the involvement of District and local municipalities as well as chiefs to embrace these facilities and nature talent of our youth.

 The dreams and aspirations of our people are clearly documented in the National Development Plan 2030 Vision, that we must create “an active and winning nation.” We can only do this if we engage our kids in sport while they are young.

I hope that our schools and communities here in Hlogotlou will fully utilize these sport facilities for us to unearth and nature best talent. I fundamentally believe that future stars will come out of this village. If South Africa belongs to all, we must invest in villages, you too must feel part of South Africa, infrastructure and scout talent must come here.