SAPS National Golf Championships Opening
KATHU – The SAPS National Golf Championships opening event was held on Sunday, 04 February 2018 at the Sishen Golf and Country Club in Kathu. The MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture, Ms Bongiwe Mbiqo-Giagaba and the Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in the Northern Cape, Lieutenant General Risimati Shivuri were among the dignitaries in attendance. The SAPS National Golf Championships, a prestigious sporting event on the organisation’s Calendar of Events started from Monday and will finish tomorrow. Men and women in blue representing ten teams from the country’s nine provinces and the SAPS Head Office will be braving the scorching Kalahari sun to be crowned SAPS National Champions. The teams comprise of both male and female SAPS members.
Participation of women in this male dominated sport proves that women are capable of doing whatever their male counterparts are capable of doing. During her Keynote Address, MEC Bongiwe Mbinqo-Gigaba stated that SAPS members who participate in sport become the catalyst of change in both the workplace and in communities. They should be the change agents and drivers who promote social cohesion and nation building. She also reiterated her departments’ commitment to supporting sports in the province. The dignitaries, including Deputy Provincial Commissioners, Major General de Waal and Major General Otola, Lieutenant General Shivuri and MEC Mbiqo-Giagaba officially declared the competition open after teeing off on the pristine golf course. The closing event will be held on Saturday, 10 February 2018 during which the SAPS National team will be announced.