The North West Department of Education successfully hosted the South African Sports Association for the Intellectually Impaired (SASA-II) games held in Rustenburg from 27 – 31 March 2023.

About six provinces namely; North West, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and Western Cape participated in the games to compete for the top positions.

Teams competed in the following codes:

1. Black ball pool
2. Cricket
3. Hocker
4. Indoor rowing
5. Swimming and
6. Table tennis

The MEC for Education, Viola Motsumi congratulated the North West Team for taking part in the SASA-II games.

“On behalf of the department l take this time to congratulate all teams that came over to take part in the SASA-II games. We are extremely proud of our learners who represented us in these games in an excellent manner. As a hosting province we are proud that we have a number of medals and trophies which are remaining with us.

“I also like to thank our teachers who are patient in training these learners to excel in the different sporting codes. That also goes to parents for allowing their children to participate in different sporting codes. Our primary objective is to give learners a platform to shine and express themselves in all the co-curricular programmes”, said MEC Motsumi.

MEC Motsumi further pledged that in October when Limpopo hosts these games the North West province will definitely form part and participate in all sporting codes.

The North West province was crowned as the champions in Cricket together with the Western Cape. Mpho Seloane was hailed as the best Batsman and the player of the week during the games.

In the Table tennis, the North West province in the Female and Male Singles categories they both obtained the first position . In the doubles category Females won a Gold medal whilst males obtained a Bronze medal.

MEC Motsumi further wished good luck to another North West team which is representing the province at the national Track and Field Athletics for Secondary Schools held in Germiston from 02 – 05 April 2023.


For more information please contact:
Elias Malindi
Departmental Spokesperson
Cell: 0721154855/0728928399

Author: tkhechane