The DBE, in partnership with Supersport Lets Play, handed over a new multi-purpose sporting facility to Inkatha-Ka-Zulu Primary School in Daveyton on 28 July 2016. The Let’s Play Schools Challenge is a programme created by Supersport to promote physical activity amongst primary school learners. The lack of physical activity and sports participation leads to a number of health and psycho-social challenges amongst underprivileged children.
Supersport Lets Play CEO, Mr Gideon Khobane said through this partnership more sport facilities in various communities will be improved for the better: “This initiative will further play an essential role in strengthening school sport and physical activity in schools”. Mr Khobane further added that it is important that sport is integrated with the curriculum in order to promote healthy life styles in schools. Learners who participate in sport were more likely to show significant achievement academically.
The incoming Mayor of the Ekurhuleni Municipality, Mr Mzwandile Masina, former player for Bafana Bafana, Kaizer Chiefs and Supersport United, Mr Jabu Mahlangu, formerly known as Jabu Pule, Builders Warehouse Marketing Director, Mr Andre Steyn, as well as Hitachi Construction Machinery Financial Manager, Mr Charl Oosthuizen, also attended the ceremony.
Mr Masina applauded Hitachi Construction Machinery, Supersport Let’s Play, Builders Warehouse and the DBE for their enormous contribution to school sport. The Mayor said that Daveyton is a very unique township which has produced a number of important football personalities, including; Pollen Ndlanya, Junior Khanye, Clement Mazibuke, and Jabu Shuffle Mahlangu. “I hope that this playing field also produces great players that the Ekurhuleni Municipality can be proud of, concluded Mr Masina.