Circus Circle Hockey Club reunion

first_imgCircus Circle Hockey Club will be staging its first reunion since its inception back in 1983. The reunion will be spread over three days, starting on Friday, April 22 to Sunday, April 24.The reunion will see over 50 past players, with approximately half of that number travelling from the United Kingdom and the United States to make the historic event.Activities will start with a welcome session at Cuddy’z Sports Bar and Restaurant in New Kingston on Friday, April 22. Then on Saturday, the day’s activities will start off with an early morning beach breakfast, followed by a ‘Circus Circle Golf Challenge’ at 10 a.m.In the afternoon, there will be a hockey double-header at the Mona Hockey Turf featuring a Circus Circle Invitational team taking on a local select Jamaica Hockey Federation team, to be followed by the main event: Circus Circle Masters playing an over-45 Invitational Masters team.The weekend activities will culminate on Sunday, April 24, with a road trip to Strawberry Fields in St Mary.last_img read more

Seaman killed execution style

first_img– body dumped in Roxanne Burnham GardensA father of two was on Wednesday morning found with a single gunshot wound to his head in a clump of bushes at Marigold Street, Roxanne Burnham Gardens, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown.Roy RowlandDead is 27-year-old Roy Rowland, a seaman of Lot 25 Castello Housing Scheme, Georgetown. Based on reports received, the man’s body was discovered about 06:30h by a resident who went to take out his cattle. He immediately raised an alarm and the Police were summoned.During investigations, a 9mm spent shell was found at the scene. The Police are working on the theory that the man might have been killed somewhere else and his body dumped in the area, since residents did not hear the sound of a firearm being discharged.At the home of the dead man, his cousin, Yolanda Mars told Guyana Times that her now dead cousin left home on Tuesday evening with his friends and never returned home and several attempts to contact his mobile phone proved futile.However, she noted that on Wednesday morning, a young man turned up at their home and informed them that Rowland’s body was found in South Ruimveldt and instructed them to walk with a recent photo of him.Without hesitation, the family members rushed to the scene and saw Rowland’s body lying in a clump of bushes with a single gunshot injury to the back of his head. While the family members say they are clueless as to what might have led to the demise of the young man, Mars noted that he was not a troublemaker and only returned from sea about a month ago.She last saw him alive on Tuesday about 20:45h. “He come in and he ask we how he looking and so, and left…He normally get a driver who does come and pick he up…he pick he up and drop he off somewhere else and then the driver went and carry home he child mother. The driver claiming when he ready to come back, they tried calling him and there was no answer,” the dead man’s cousin related.She, however, stated that the family believed that the young father was shot from behind, claiming that he never travelled in the back passenger’s seat of a car. “We thinking that they might have shot him and then drive to Rasville and dump he body…At the scene, there was no blood which suggest he was shot there,” she explained.Mars further explained that her mother and other relatives visited the police station. Up to late Wednesday afternoon, no one was arrested for the murder, but several of his family members and friends were questioned.A post-mortem examination is expected to be performed on Friday.last_img read more

Twitter reacts as Vladimir Putin says Sepp Blatter deserves Nobel Prize

first_img“Sepp Blatter deserves Nobel Prize,” Vladimir Putin has said.No, it’s not April Fool’s Day. Nor is it Jack Warner getting confused about an article posted on news satire website The Onion.The Russian president – whose country is coincidentally hosting the 2018 World Cup – suggested the outgoing FIFA boss should receive special recognition for his work.“People like Mr Blatter or the heads of big international sporting federations, or the Olympic Games, deserve special recognition,” said Putin.“It there is anyone who deserves the Nobel Prize, it’s those people.”As Alfred Nobel turned in his grave, social media exploded. See the best immediate reactions below… 1last_img

DONEGAL-BASED PLAYWRIGHT BRIAN FRIEL TO BE HONOURED AT CROSS-BORDER FESTIVAL

first_imgDonegal-based Playwright Brian Friel will be honoured next month in a cross-Border celebration of his life’s work.The Lughnasa International Friel Festival, directed by Seán Doran, will run from August 20th until August 31st, with plays, talks, music and dance, the organiser promises.It begins with a journey across the Foyle estuary from Magilligan to Greencastle, Co Donegal, where Friel now lives, for four days of events linking the writer with his place.Irish Times columnist and writer Fintan O’Toole will give the opening lecture at the Guildhall in Derry, which was the setting for Friel’s play Freedom of the City, introduced by Gary McKeone.The Lughnasa Festival, which is to become an annual event, will each year host a new production of one of his works, beginning, appropriately, this year with Dancing at Lughnasa.DONEGAL-BASED PLAYWRIGHT BRIAN FRIEL TO BE HONOURED AT CROSS-BORDER FESTIVAL was last modified: July 20th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Brian Frieldonegalplaywrightlast_img read more

DONEGAL NORTHERN BOARD GAA NOTES

first_imgResults Sunday 27th March  Downings Bay HotelU16 League Div 1Termon            5.09     3.09     Sean McCumhaillsBuncrana         5.0.9    0.02     Urris St Eunans        4.14     0.03     Burt Downings Bay HotelDivision Two Section One St Michaels       2.07   6.11   DowningsMilford              1.11   7.08   L/K GaelsGaoth Dobhair            3.08    3.08   Fanad GaelsGlenswilly       NRS   NRS   St Eunans BDownings Bay HotelDivision Two Section TwoN Colmcille     1.17     2.10     Carndonagh Malin               3.14     0.02     N PadraigR Emmets       NRS    NRS    ConvoyGlenfin            0.03     1.10     Red HughsDownings Bay Hotel U-16 League Div 1   P          W        L         D         PtsBuncrana                     4          4          0          0          8St Eunans A                4          4          0          0          8Termon                        3          2          1          0          4Cloughaneely              3          1          2          0          2Urris                            2          0          2          0          0Burt                             3          0          3          0          0Sean McCumhaills      3          0          3          0          0Downings Bay Hotel U-16 League Div 2 Section 1 P          W        L         D         PtsL/Kenny Gaels            4          4          0          0          8Downings                    3          3          0          0          6Fanad Gaels                2          1          0          1          3Gaoth Dobhair                        3          1          1          1          3Milford                        3          1          2          0          2St Eunans B                3          1          2          0          2Glenswilly                   2          0          2          0          0St Michaels                 4          0          4          0          0 Downings Bay Hotel U-16 League Div 2 Section 2  P          W        L         D         PtsNaomh Colmcille        4          4          0          0          8Carndonagh                4          3          1          0          6Malin                           4          3          1          0          6Red Hughs                  4          2          2          0          4Convoy                       3          1          2          0          2N Padraig Lifford       3          1          2          0          2Robert Emmets           2          0          2          0          0Glenfin                        4          0          4          0          0 Downings Bay HotelU16 League Div 1Buncrana       5.09Urris               0.02The home side maintained their position joint the top of the U16 Division One table with St Eunans after this convincing win over Inishowen neighbours Urris at The Scarvey on Sunday morning. Buncrana led by 2.02 to 0.02 at half time thanks to two well taken goals from Darach O Connor and a couple of points from Ryan Curran.  Urris fought hard to make a game of it but Caolan McGonagle and Daniel Wilson were in fine form for the home defence and restricted the visitors to two long-range points.  Darach O Connor added a point immediately after the break, and Ryan Curran increased his tally to 0.04, while John Campbell put his name on the score sheet with 1.01 from play.  They added further scores through Bruce Waldron 1.01, Jack O Loughlin 1.00 and Peter McLaughlin 0.02. The top two sides will meet in the next series of games due to be played on Monday 4th April, in what should be a cracking game of football.FixturesFriday 1st April 7.00 pmKelly’s Furniture FalcarraghMinor League Division OneCloughaneely              v          Ghaoth Dobhair          Don LanganConvoy                       v          St Eunans                    Kevin DohertyMalin                           v          Milford                        Paul CliffordMcCumhaills FreeKelly’s Furniture FalcarraghMinor League Division Two Section OneCarndonagh                v          Naomh Colmcille        Christy LynchN Padraig Lifford       v          Glenfin                        Tony GallagherBuncrana                     v          Red Hughs                  Sean McLaughlinR Emmets FreeKelly’s Furniture FalcarraghMinor League Division Two Section TwoSt Eunans B                v          Downings                    Paddy McKeeverLetterkenny Gaels       v          Termon                        Michael MulhernSt Michaels                 v          Fanad Gaels                Benny TreartyGlenswilly FreeMonday 4th April 7.00 pm Downings Bay HotelU16 League Div 1Cloughaneely              v          Sean McCumhaills      Alan BoydUrris                            v          Burt                             Paddy McGonagleBuncrana                     v          St Eunans                    Sean McLaughlinDownings Bay HotelDivision Two Section OneDownings                    v          Fanad Gaels                James McGinleyMilford                        v          Glenswilly                   Paul McGovernLetterkenny Gaels       v          St Eunans B                Paddy McKeeverSt Michaels                 v          Gaoth Dobhair                        Benny TreartyDownings Bay HotelDivision Two Section TwoCarndonagh                v          Convoy                       David HessionMalin                           v          Glenfin                        Chris LynchN Padraig Lifford       v          Red Hughs                  Rory McGonagleN Colmcille                 v          Robert Emmets           Michael Mulhern Notes:MinorsThe minor league begins on Friday night with the derby meeting of Cloughaneely and Gaoth Dobhair at Falcarragh being the pick of the games in Division One where a draw cannot be ruled out, while St Eunans and Malin will fancy their chances against St Mary’s Convoy and Milford respectively in the other two games.In Division Two Section One Carndonagh will host Naomh Colmcille at Foden and it will be no surprise if the visitors were to return home with the two points in this one. Glenfin and Buncrana should also get their campaigns off to a winning start against N Padraig Lifford and Red Hughs.In Division Two Section Two the meeting of St Michaels and Fanad Gaels at The Bridge should be worth seeing, with perhaps home advantage favouring the home side, while their may well be away wins for Downings and Termon in the remaining games.At County level, the minor footballers make the journey to Healy Park in Omagh on Saturday (throw in time 12.00) to take on Tyrone and they will travel again on Wednesday 6th April when they take on Derry in Celtic Park, with a throw time of 8.00 pm. Donegal complete their programme with a home game against Antrim in Letterkenny on Saturday 9th April.The minor hurlers lost out to Monaghan on Saturday in Clones by 1-09 to 1-06 and this weekend they have a home game in O’Donnell Park Letterkenny against Fermanagh with a thro in time of 12.00.PROClubs are encouraged to text results and email match reports to Northern Board PRO Gerard Callaghan as soon as possible after games, as not all results are received from referees.  Please text to 086 0564878 or email callaghangerard@gmail.com.Clubs are also asked to email any team photos, which may be available since the season started.NEW NOTEAll games listed for Friday 1st April, Monday 4th April and Friday 8th April will now have a throw in time of 6.45 pm instead of 7.00 pm.St Eunans B have withdrawn from Division 2 Section 2,resulting in one change to fixtures for Friday 1st April.A new fixture list will then be issued for Division 2 Section 2.Kelly’s Furniture FalcarraghMinor League Division Two Section TwoGlenswilly                     v          Downings                     TBCLetterkenny Gaels         v          Termon                      Michael MulhernSt Michaels                  v          Fanad Gaels                 Benny TreartyEndsDONEGAL NORTHERN BOARD GAA NOTES was last modified: March 29th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GAA: MALIN GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgMALIN GAA NOTES 16-09-12So here we are, only a few days now until Donegal play their biggest game for 20 years and hopefully this time next week we will be All Ireland Champions again. Best wishes from all at Malin GAA Club to Jim McGuinness, Declan Walsh and the Donegal senior side in Sunday’s Final.Congratulations from all at Malin GAA Club to Patrick Houton who won the Irelands Number 1 GAA Supporter competition on Sunday bagging the club a princely €10,000 in the process, thanks to everyone who voted for him on the Supervalu page, we have it on good authority that the response was phenomenal so thanks again and a special thanks to Jacqueline Houton who put together a superb profile which was also a major factor in the win. Congratulations also to Breda Doherty from Bunn who will be one of 9 flag-bearers for the Donegal team on Sunday, Breda will have lunch in the Croke Park Hotel before the game and receives a special kit on what is sure to be a wonderful day for her, Breda of course has an All Ireland title under her belt already this year in Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann so hopefully she will be a good omen.Thanks to everyone who attended a very successful Night with GAA Stars and a big thank you to the organizers, performers and anyone who helped in any way, special thanks to guest speakers Richard Ferris, Declan Bonner and Martin Shovlin and MC Pat McLaughlin while the presence of Jimmy from Senegal and the Bishop cannot go without a mention!There will be a fun quiz for the U-8 and U-10 teams in the GAA Centre on Thursday 20th from 7-00 until 8-30 as a prelude to the big All Ireland weekend. Scór na nÓg – Scór na nÓg Inishowen will take place in Muff on Fri 12th October. The categories are Ceili dancing, Solo singing, Ballad, Instrumental group, Recitation, Drama, Set Dancing and Quiz. All participants must be under 17 on 1/1/2013. If you are interested in taking part and representing Malin GAA please contact Grace McCarron on 0868047199 before September 22nd.Get Fit With Charlie Byrne has started again for September with Lots of New Classes for Adults, Teenagers and Children throughout the week.Adult Classes will be on Mondays and Wednesdays with Ladies at 6:30pm and Men at 8pm in Malin GAA Centre. Ladies Class on a Thursday evening in Malin Head Community Centre at 7:30pm. Extra Class on a Saturday morning in Malin Parish/Bingo Hall for Ladies at 10am and Men 11:30am.New Classes also include KIDS FUN FITNESS on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30pm in Malin GAA Centre and Saturday afternoon at 2:30 in Malin Parish/Bingo Hall. Children aged (6-12).For those Teenagers out there looking to Get Fit and have Fun at the same time New TEEN FIT classes will run in Malin GAA Centre every Tuesday and Thursday Lads from 5-6 and Girls 6-7 and also in Malin Parish/Bingo Hall on Saturdays afternoon Girls from 12:30 and Lads from 1:30.All Adult Classes €5 – Teens €4 – Kids €3 per Class. Adult and Family Class Bundle Saving Packages also available. If you have any queries please call Charlie on 0874103782 or Checkout his new Facebook Page which has all info : www.facebook.com/GetFitWithCharlieByrne Shaun McLaughlin(O) is representing Malin GAA Club in The Biggest Loser, an Inishowen charity fundraiser with all seven Inishowen clubs represented with each of the participants raising money for various local charities, well done to all of them for attempting to raise much needed funds. Shaun is raising money for the Donegal Hospice over the next 10 weeks with the final weigh in for all seven participants taking place in the Malin GAA Centre on Sunday 28th October at 9-00pm. Between now and then there will be sponsorship sheets available throughout the parish, please support Shaun in this very worthy cause.Replica Senior shirts can be ordered in the following sizes; Adult(small, medium, large, x large and xx large), €45; children 13 to 15 years, €40, children 5 to 12 years, €30. Orders can be placed in McCleans shop, Malin or from Shaun Houton 0866786216. Please note that shirts must be paid for in advance and that replica shirts are loose fitting, not the tight fit that the senior side wear. A list of other club gear, hoodies, rain jackets etc are also available to order from McCleans, ask in shop for details.Malin GAA club have a club phone which sends texts about club fixtures for adult and underage teams as well as club events and notices. If anyone would like their name added to texting list please contact the club phone on 0868668531.There was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot. The sequence drawn was 2,5,1,6,7,3,4. The €50 winner was Denny McGonagle, Drumcarbit with the €20 sellers prize going to Conor Byrne, Beaugh. Next weeks lotto jackpot is €2,950 and we thank the local community for its continued support. GAA: MALIN GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: September 17th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA: MALIN GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

MICHAEL GETS HIS CAKE FROM THE 3 PEAKS TEA PARTY!

first_imgTHE TEAM which is doing a 3 peaks 3 day 3 counties challange had a tea party in Ramelton.They would like to thank anyone that helped out in any way.A cake made for the occasion by local lady Ursula Mc Conigley was raffled and won by Michael Gallagher Jnr (pictured above). A total of €605 was raised.A group of 12 people will take on a “3 peak, 3days, in 3 counties, challenge” of Croagh Patrick in County Mayo, Slieve Donard in Co Down and our own Mount Errigal on the 25th,26th and 27th of April.The group are all members past or present ,committee, instrutors, parents or family members of Ramelton Town Band, and they will be raising much needed funds for the band and the Irish Cancer Society.Anyone who can help in any way with sponsorship or funding towards the challange it would be greatly appreciated, you can contact the group by email on amcfadden01@hotmail.com, or like or facebook page ” 3peaks 3day challenge” or contact PJ Cavanagh on 0863082244.  MICHAEL GETS HIS CAKE FROM THE 3 PEAKS TEA PARTY! was last modified: February 22nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:3 peaks challengefundraiserIrish Cancer SocietyRAMELTON TOWN BANDlast_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: DELIGHT AND RELIEF AS MISSING DONEGAL MAN MAKES CONTACT WITH FAMILY

first_imgA Co. Donegal man reported missing by police in Essex and Florida has made contact with his worried family. Ciaran O’Donnell 29, a native of Milford was holidaying with friends in Florida.However, he was reported missing to the authorities in LA on Monday after his friends were unable to contact him. Essex police launched their own online campaign to help find O’Donnell who lives in Basildon, London.A family relative contacted Donegal Daily earlier this evening and asked us to share the story regarding O’Donnell’s disappearance.There was a phenomenal reaction to the story online and thankfully Ciaran made contact with friends and relatives earlier this evening to let them all know he was safe and well.The family want to thank all Donegal Daily readers who shared the story on their social media timelines.  BREAKING NEWS: DELIGHT AND RELIEF AS MISSING DONEGAL MAN MAKES CONTACT WITH FAMILY was last modified: May 28th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Home-page Newslast_img read more

South Africa prioritises quality education

first_imgLawley residents were relieved to finallyget a high school in their area, childrenno longer have to travel long distances toother areas to attend school. (Image: Kirsten Koma) MEDIA CONTACTS • Hope Mokgatlhe Department of Basic Education +27 71 680 6849 RELATED ARTICLES • Education in South Africa • Youngsters to map out their future • South African matric results up 7% • SA matrics excel despite hardshipsNosimilo RamelaThe South African government has launched a massive turnaround strategy for basic education, committing to build more public schools in disadvantaged areas and radically improve the quality of teaching and learning.This forms part of the country’s Action Plan 2014 (PDF, 2.77MB), which promotes thorough teaching methods, regular assessments to track progress, improving early childhood development, focused planning, and greater accountability within the state school system.The action plan fits into a greater scheme called Schooling 2025 – the vision of which is to ensure that there are adequately resourced schools accessible to all South African children so they are able to attend and complete the compulsory grades one to nine.“We want South Africa’s children to get only the best education at school – this is one of government’s top priorities,” said Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.In many of the country’s rural areas and townships, pupils have to travel vast distances to get to and from school, and sit in overcrowded and ill-equipped classrooms. With such obstacles, there is a high incidence of pupils dropping out of school before completing the compulsory phase or grade 12, the final year of high school.The Department of Basic Education has undertaken to build more schools to alleviate some of these problems. In 2011, seven new schools will be opened in Gauteng, nine in the Western Cape and 20 in KwaZulu-Natal.Changing livesMonako Tsotetsi from Lawley, a township in the south of Johannesburg, was excited as he prepared for his first day at the community’s new high school, aptly named Lawley Secondary School. “It’s so good to go to school just down the road from your house. I don’t have to wake up in the wee hours to travel for about two hours to get to school anymore.”Tsotetsi began his grade nine year at the newly built school, which was officially opened by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane, Gauteng Education MEC Barbara Creecy and Johannesburg City Mayor Amos Masondo on 12 January as schools across the province began their academic year.In January of 2010 Motlanthe visited the Lawley community and many residents spoke to him about the need for a secondary school in the area. Most senior pupils at that time had to travel a distance to Lenasia or Ennerdale to attend high school – and transport was costly for their low-income families.“It also just took too long to get to school, which took a toll on us and tampered with our ability to be fresh and focused for school,” said Tsotetsi.Members of the community say they are impressed that the deputy president was so swift in attending to their need. “This is a really great move by Motlanthe,” said Thabiso Molefe.“Not having a high school here led to many of the kids, whose families could not afford school fees, doing crime or drugs. Now the kids have a chance at a better life.”  Speaking at the school’s opening ceremony, Mokonyane said: “You’re going to make history. One day when you’re older you will say I was among the first learners of this school.”The premier encouraged the pupils to study hard and work towards achieving great grade 12 marks. “Start today to prepare, and it is possible that your future can look brighter.”Motlanthe also encouraged the pupils and teachers to work together to bring about great results at the school. “This school begins with a blank sheet. It brings no baggage, it has no history of failure and can therefore move directly into becoming a school of excellence,” he said. “The future of this school depends on what both students and the teachers put in.”The school, which comprises 24 prefabricated classrooms, has 11 teachers and 200 pupils enrolled in it at the moment. The basic education department said the school could accommodate more pupils as time goes by.The government chose prefabricated classrooms as a temporary measure at the school because they could be set up relatively quickly and easily, as opposed to having to construct the institution from scratch.“If this school had not been built, I know I would have ended up without an education. My parents would not have been able to afford to send me to school far away for much longer. This school is saving a lot of our lives and our futures,” said Tsotetsi.last_img read more

Motsepe Foundation gives R117m to South African education

first_img25 November 2015The Department of Basic Education has received a donation of R117-million – to be made over a period of 10 years – from the Motsepe Foundation towards sporting and cultural competitions.Of this, R55-million will be allocated over the first five years to the Kay Motsepe Schools Football Cup, the ABC Motsepe Schools Choral and Traditional Eisteddfod, and the Kay Motsepe Schools Netball Cup. The announcement was made on 24 November in Johannesburg.In the subsequent five years, from 2021 to 2025, the Motsepe Foundation will contribute another R62.5-million.The foundation is committed to supporting and developing innovative solutions, leadership activities, internships and development programmes and other initiatives that will enhance education, sustain and provide opportunities for the benefit of the current and emerging generation of leaders, according to the organisation.The department and the foundation are in discussions to identify prizes for the winners of the various categories of the choral and traditional eisteddfod, as well as the netball cup.The football cup has been running for the past 10 years and is believed to have the largest prize money in a schools competition in the world. The winning school receives R1-million from total annual prize money of R3.4-million. Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga. (Image: South African Government News Agency)There were 25 000 public and private schools in South Africa, said Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, and each school, from rural and urban areas, would be invited to participate in all three competitions.“Sporting and cultural activities in education help advance social cohesion and are an integral part of a holistic education system,” she said at the announcement. “As the Department of Basic Education, we are extremely grateful to the Motsepe Foundation for this generous contribution, which we believe will go a long way in advancing the development of our learners within the system.”These educational programmes would help to enhance the national identity of learners and promote the country’s diverse cultural understanding. Co-founder and deputy chairperson of the Motsepe Foundation, Precious Moloi-Motsepe.(Image: The Motsepe Foundation)Sport and music made an important contribution to the growth and development of youth; they also helped young people to become good role models, said Precious Moloi-Motsepe, the co-founder and deputy chairperson of the Motsepe Foundation.“My father-in-law, ABC Motsepe, loved choral and traditional music and before he started his businesses, the school where he was the headmaster participated in choral and traditional music competitions. I am also excited that we will be sponsoring netball, which is very popular among our girls,” she said.The South African Football Association (Safa) has also supported the Motsepe Foundation and the department in promoting football in schools.Source: South African Government News Agencylast_img read more