Youth Month closes on good note

2017-07-14 06:00
Photo: Siphelele Nketo Dignitaries and Larata Dance Club members at the event.

Photo: Siphelele Nketo Dignitaries and Larata Dance Club members at the event.

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YOUTH Month was officially closed at the Bhongweni Youth Centre in Kokstad on 29 June with many activities taking place and sports teams given prizes by the Greater Kokstad Municipality­.

Lulamile Mapholoba, GKM manager­, said young people must avoid doing alcohol and drugs, instead they must find opportunities that will discourage drug and alcohol use.
He said Kokstad’s drug abuse by young people is a big problem.

“There are municipal programmes that target the development of young people and the municipality is engaging government sectors to give unemployed young people work experience,” said Mapholoba.

He said government needs to do more to equip the youth with skills. Male and female soccer teams, dance groups, indigenous groups and netball teams were given prizes after participating in the mayor’s tournament on 16 June.

Lions netball team was given R2 000 and Tigers netball team was given R3 000. The Larata Dance Club was given R5 000 and the manager, Libontso­ Lepita thanked the people of Kokstad for supporting them.
She said the money will go towards new outfits for dancers and help them when they enter competitions.

Dignitaries at the event included John Motsa from Harry Gwala Sport Confederation, Ntobeko Mavuka from Harry Gwala District Municipality, GKM Deputy Mayor, Karen Walker and councillors.



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