Municipality lures sports development organisation

Streek / Regional

The Ga-Segonyana munici-pality hosted a multi-million rand event sponsored by the Johannesburg-based organisation called Lulamisa Sports Develop-ment organisation on February 4, 2016.
The event, dubbed as the biggest investment in the sporting arena around Ga-Segonyana municipality, was also graced by the National Lot-teries Commission President Pro-fessor Alfred Nevhuthanda and his Provincial Manager, Clive Moses.
Thirteen schools within Ga-Se-gonyana have been identified that will benefit immensely from Lulami-sa national programme that aims at ensuring that the 2022 Common-wealth Games to be hosted in Dur-ban and, a first in Africa, churns out commensurate competitors in the world extravaganza.
The organisation's Chairperson Malwandla Siwelya said that, in con-junction with local municipalities, they have a social responsibility to make a difference by equipping and developing sporting activities, es-pecially to learners from marginali-sed communities. He said that in conjunction with the National Lot-teries Commission, the national's aspirations can be met that enable local participants to meet the pro-jected international requirements.
Lulamisa Sports development or-ganisation is providing volleyball, table tennis, basketball and tennis equipment to the thirteen schools and will monitor progress at individu-al schools where a high level of com-petition among schools would be in-culcated to stimulate interprovincial contests.
In his keynote address, Professor Alfred Nevhuthanda appreciated the commitment made by Lulamisa Sports Development organisation and for inviting him to the launch of their programme as a clean show of transparency from the National Lot-teries Commission.
Professor Nevhuthanda said that the commission is a mere regulator in the running of lotteries, hence they are simply giving back to the players.
In his explicit and tacit words he said, “Lotteries were established os-tensibly to fund non-profit making or-ganisations to develop communities which is precisely what Lulamisa is reflecting today. We also give to those who look after the elderly, HIV-infected and the disadvantaged in society. This is a broad-based orga-nisation that looks into everything.”
The John Taolo Gaetsewe area was identified as the biggest and is the poorest, therefore it conveniently deserved to benefit through the institutional guidelines and pre-cepts, according to Themba Mabun-da, the Lulamisa Director.