GEORGE NEWS - Three Jonga High School pupils will take part in the National Indigenous Games that will take place in Seshego, Polokwane from 22 to 27 September.
The games are organised by the national Department of Sport and Recreation with the aim of promoting South Africa's arts and culture.
The learners who will take part are Polina Mokoshane (15), Snalo Skateni (15) and Asisipho Baleni (15). The learners are trained by Bongani Madikane under the leadership of teacher Mzuyanda Mdleleni.
The games annual festival celebrates South Africa's varied indigenous games with ±2 800 participants from all provinces participating. The revival of Indigenous Games in South Africa evolved as a response to the national call to embrace the African renaissance.
This revival is intended to popularise those cultural activities that have a particular appeal to vast sectors of the South African society to encourage South Africans to be more active. Nine provinces will be competing in the nine sporting codes Kgati, Morabaraba, Ncuva, Khokho, Dibeke, Iintonga, Diketo, Jukskei and Drie Stokkies.
The two Indigenous Games teams who emerge as the strongest will participate in the Tafisa (The Association for International Sport for All) World Sport for All Games, Jakarta, Indonesia.
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