Rugby ready to retain rank as SA unifier

rugbyFrom TINTSWALO BALOYI,JOHANNESBURG,(CAJ News)-South Africa’s commercial hub also famous for its ethnic diversity, will this weekend make the most of the popularity of rugby to promote social cohesion.The initiative is the brainchild of the provincial government under its Premier’s Social Cohesion Games, which was initiated in February through a series of football event.
“We as a Province need to lead the way to show we can unite under the banner of sport”, said Premier David Makhura.
“Sport is a common denominator in our Country, and in turn Rugby needs to transcend all differences and serve to remind us that we have a lot more in common than that which divides us.”Rugby has a special place in South Africa’s history.The 1995 World Cup the country hosted a year after independence is hailed for uniting the country then afflicted by racial divisions.
Various events culminating to Friday will form part of this year’s programme. Rugby development clinics will be held in the province on Wednesday.The Springbok A and French Barbarians will hold the events.The Springboks and the Barbarian teams will tour Soweto on Friday, which will see international rugby return to Orlando Stadium for the first time since the 2010 Super Rugby final, in which the Bulls beat the Stormers in an epic local encounter.
Gauteng Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture head, Faith Mazibuko is excited with the games.“Social Cohesion is one of the key drivers of the change needed in our country and in turn our province,” she said.
– CAJ News

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