Let the Golden Games begin for Older Persons

The Mpumalanga Department of Social Development will host the Provincial Golden Games from 06-08 September 2017 in Emalahleni at Nkangala District Municipality. Persons older than sixty-five (65) years will compete in various sporting codes on a provincial level.

Winners of the provincial competitions then take part in the national competition in which all nine provinces compete for the top honours. Codes that form part of the Golden Games include athletics, duck walk, juskei and dress up.

The first day of the program MEC for Social Development, Busisiwe Shiba will host a Gala dinner for the elderly and on the second day will officially open the games.

The Golden Games are a platform to enhance the quality of life and improve the health of older persons and to embrace active ageing.

Members of the media are cordially invited to attend and cover the event which is scheduled as follows:

Date : 06 – 08September 2017
Time : 18h00
Venue : Puma Stadium, Emalahleni

Media enquiries: Mr Ronnie Masilela on 071 743 2468, 013 766 3054, ronniem@dsdmpu.gov.za / ronmas.rm@gmail.com
Confirmations: Ms Thuli Masina on 060 928 3951, 013 766 3013, thulim@dsdmpu.gov.za

  AUTHOR
Trevor Aingworth
JOURNALIST/PHOTOGRAPHER

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