STAFF from the Department of Arts and Culture and members of the Mamelodi Sundowns fraternity have been working up a sweat since this morning.
This is part of a Wellness Sport Day to promote 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children.
This event forms part of the department’s broader wellness programme to promote a healthy lifestyle through collaborative efforts comprising social and sporting activities.
Significantly, the event promotes the 16 Days of Activism under the theme: ‘Count me in, together moving a non–violent South Africa forward’.
Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, Makhotso Sotyu, who made a short appearance said government departments needed to encourage and promote fitness among employees.
“Thumbs up to the organisers of this event, who decided to focus on the wellness of the DAC employees against abuse, violence and unhealthy lifestyles. This must happen in all departments,” she said.
The programme of the day also features Sundowns Legends vs. DAC soccer team. The line-up include legends such as, Malombo Leshaba, Russell Molefe, Godfrey Sapula, Fire Masilela, David Notoane, Isaac Shai, Shakes Manqoba, Lovers Mohlala, Velly Hoogstander, Thokozani Mnguni, Japppie Motale, Koketso Mmotong, Mike Manzini, Colen Makhanya, Thomas Nare, Go Mabusela, Suprise Moriri and Esrom Nyandoro.
Football legend Themba Mnguni said sport was also a great way for men to control their anger and not abuse women and children. “It is a great outlet for frustration and teaches discipline,” he said