Eastern Cape Legislature hosts Bhisho Memorial Tournament, 11 Nov
Friday, 11 November 20016, elected Public Representatives and Public Sector Employees will participate in various sporting codes as the EC Provincial Legislature hosts the Inaugural Bhisho Memorial Tournament to promote health and wellness in the workplace.
The tournament is also aimed to reposition the Bhisho Stadium from a place embodying pain and sorrow into a place associated with joy and active living.
The Inaugural Bhisho Memorial Tournament will also assist increase the Legislature’s public participation platforms by engaging citizens through sport and help further improve intergovernmental relations with respect to the public service, public entities organised local government and the legislative sector.
It will feature teams from Provincial Departments, District, Metropolitan and Local municipalities as follows:
Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature
Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality
South African Police Service VIP Unit
Department of Education
Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture
Department of Public Works
Department of Social Development
Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform
Teams will take part in various sporting codes such as darts, pool table, table tennis, netball, soccer and volleyball. Choral Music will also be part of the day’s activities. Participants will assembly from 8h00 at the Bhisho Stadium for a 5km Fun run/ walk followed by aerobics marathon.
Members of the Provincial Legislature (MPLs) will also play against Buffalo City Metropolitan Councillors in a 6-aside Soccer match.
Health audits will also be conducted on site including HIV Testing and Counselling as part of the programme. The tournament will precede the event of “Taking Legislature and Parliament to the People which will take place at the Christian Centre on 15 – 18 November 2016, at 10h00 and 145 daily.
Esteemed members of the media are invited to attend and cover this event.
Source: Government of South Africa