The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) will host the Wellness Sport Day on Friday, 18 May 2018 at the TUT Campus Grounds in Pretoria. This initiative is an annual event on the department’s calendar and it is in line with its broader wellness program to promote healthy lifestyle through collaborative efforts comprising of social and sporting activities.
This year, the department has partnered with Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates, Old Mutual, Discovery and TUT to highlight the impact that arts, culture and sports can have in nation building and social cohesion by embracing all genders. Due to its positive impact into the physical wellbeing of the society, the wellness event has grown in leaps and bounds; hence it has now attracted some of the major corporate stakeholders.
Moreover, the wellness programme has been supported by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Through his participation in various community fun walks, the President has continuously urged the citizens to actively take part in the activities that promote healthy lifestyle.
Significantly, the event also forms part of Africa Month Celebration held under the theme A Year of Nelson Mandela: Building A Better Africa And A Better World. Africa Month concept seek to encourage the people of South Africa and the rest of the continent to celebrate their Africanness and more importantly it has encouraged them to recommit to the efforts of building communities grounded on positive shared African values and principles.
One of the major activities of the day will include a soccer match between Mamelodi Sundowns veterans and Orlando Pirates veterans. Some of the activities will also entail: Fun Walk, Fun Run, Aerobics, Indigenous Games as well as Free Massage.
Source: Government of South Africa