Ugu youth honoured

2011-01-17 00:00

THE Young achievers of the Ugu District were recognised for their contribution in a range of fields at a function on Saturday evening.

Mayor Sthembiso Cele told those at the function, held at the Ugu Sports and Leisure Centre, that although the area is modest in respect of its achievements, it is important to acknowledge young “heroes and heroines” for their achievements in the categories of sports, arts and culture, music, professionals, entrepreneurs and academics.

He said the awards will provide a platform to build “something that we can all be proud of”.

“I therefore wish to congratulate the young people of the Ugu District who were doing their grade 12 last year for successfully completing the first chapter in educating themselves and further wish them a bright future as they now enter the tertiary environment where self discipline and dedication determines your success.”

He added that the development of the country and the district remains in their hands and the choices that they make.

Cele said he believes the awards will encourage young people to continue to work hard and achieve more and use their talents not only to benefit themselves, but also their communities.

The winners:

•Professionals: Dr N. Mbotho.

•Music: Sfiso Ncwane.

•Sport: Andile Dlamini, Banyana Banyana player from Harding.

•Business: Ntombenhle Sidaki.

•Academics: Surgeon Xolo from Bhobhoyi, who has a Ph.D. in Mathematics

Ukhozi FM’s Ivan Sihlophe from Harding also received an award.

The Ugu mayor also presented special mayoral awards to pupils who did well in their matric results.

Topping that list was Gcina Thabani Dlamini, who managed a mark of 91%.

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