Sport promotes social cohesion

2018-02-14 06:00
At the SAPS National Golf Championship at the Sishen Golf and Country Club in Kathu, the MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture in the Northern Cape, Bongiwe Mbinqo-Gigaba, tees off while Lt. Gen. Risimati Shivuri looks on.Photo: Supplied

At the SAPS National Golf Championship at the Sishen Golf and Country Club in Kathu, the MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture in the Northern Cape, Bongiwe Mbinqo-Gigaba, tees off while Lt. Gen. Risimati Shivuri looks on.Photo: Supplied

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Men and women of the South African Police Service (SAPS) have been urged to use sports to promote social cohesion.

Through their participation in sport they can become the catalyst of change in both the workplace and in communities.

This was the opinion of the MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture in the Northern Cape, Bongiwe Mbinqo-Gigaba, during the official opening of the SAPS National Golf Championship at the Sishen Golf and Country Club in Kathu.

Launched on Sunday, 4 February, the event was attended by among others, Maj.Gen. Sidney de Waal, Maj.Gen. Kholiswa Otola and Lt. Gen. Risimati Shivuri.

Mbiqo-Gigaba was seen teeing off on the pristine golf course where she reiterated her department’s commitment to supporting sport in the province.

The SAPS National Golf Championship, a prestigious sporting event on the organisation’s calendar, took place from Monday, 5 February, to Friday, 9 February.

Men and women in blue of ten teams from the country’s nine provinces, including the SAPS head office, braved the scorching Kalahari sun to participate.

According to Mbiqo-Gigaba the participation of women in this male dominated sport proves that women are capable of doing whatever their male counterparts can do.

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