for Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation, Bongi Sithole-Moloi says exercising, healthy
eating and participation in active recreational activities should be part of
our daily lives in order to improve the health status of communities in KZN. She
was speaking during the Active and Healthy Lifestyles Campaign at eMadadeni in
Newcastle, Amajuba District, in northern KwaZulu-Natal where she led fitness and
wellness awareness activities on Saturday, 01/04/17.
led hundreds of local residents on a 3km walk, which was followed by an aerobics
marathon led by radio personality and fitness instructor Jacinta Ngobese and
local fitness instructors.
Amajuba event is part of a series of activations led by MEC Sithole-Moloi
around the Province to encourage citizens to adopt active lifestyles as part of
efforts to fight obesity and lifestyle diseases.
her message, MEC Sithole-Moloi, urged communities to look after themselves by participating
in arts and sports activities. She said communities must participate in Active
Fridays which was launched early this year to galvanise communities to adopt
active lifestyles. She added that arts and culture were also important in
reminding people about their heritage as well as helping many to make a living
out of crafts and other artwork. She is engaging with shopping malls in the
Province to avail space for crafters to exhibit and sell their products.