MEC for Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation in KwaZulu-Natal, Mrs Bongi
Sithole-Moloi has congratulated Team KZN School Sports for being crowned
overall winners in the 2016 SA School Sport Summer Championships held in
Johannesburg on 10-14 December.
Province’s victory was announced during the Games closing ceremony on Wednesday
evening, 14 December.
win is a significant achievement for the Province since the tournament has over
the years been dominated by provinces like Gauteng. Last year KZN came second to Gauteng.
are the nurseries for our sports development. Success in competitions such as
these therefore augurs very well for us in our endeavour to remain a leading
province in sport and recreation,” remarked MEC Sithole-Moloi.
Sithole-Moloi added that this has not been an easy journey and commended the
Provincial Department of Sport and Recreation (KZNDSR) for their role in
supporting the School Sport Programme, in partnership with the Provincial
Department of Education (DOE).
said KZNDSR was in the process of revising the memorandum of understanding with
DOE in order to streamline and set clearly defined roles and responsibilities
to ensure a smooth delivery of the school sport programme.
at the closing ceremony last night, Minister of Sport and Recreation, Fikile
Mbalula, thanked the players for sacrificing their holidays to be part of this
tournament, adding that every player who participated in this tournament was a
winner. “This is a great stepping stone for the young players to be champions,”
he said. He congratulated KZN for being champions of 2016.
Mnguni from Pietermaritzburg Girls High School, who represented the Under 18
female basketball team said she was pleased with their performance after they
won gold. She expressed the importance of the tournament to young players
tournament gives us an opportunity to interact with players from other
provinces. It makes us love sport even more,” she said.
won by 79 points after getting 17 gold medals, eight silvers and 12 bronze.
They were followed by Mpumalanga with 59 points.