The North West Department of Education was counted amongst the best performers after obtaining the second position in the National South African Sports Association for the Intellectually Impaired Tournament which was held in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal province on Saturday, 06 April 2024.

The North West team has been awarded a trophy for obtaining position 2 amongst the other provinces, while KwaZulu-Natal as the hosting province obtained obtained position 1.

The North West team have shown their abilities and strengths in the most diligent way. The province walked away with 86 gold, 97 silver and 61 bronze bronze medals. In total the North West team collected a total of 244 medals.

The Gold medals going to codes: Blackball pool, Cricket and Indoor rowing. Hockey Best player of the tournament went to Bokamoso Shomong from Ikalafeng Special School in Dr Kenneth Kaunda District. While Oratile Mokaleng from Lillian Lehetla Special School in Ngaka Modiri Molema District was the Best Goalkeeper of the tournament in hockey. The Best Blower of the tournament was Gopolang Lamola from Retlametswe Special School also in Ngaka Modiri Molema district.

The North West Department of Education MEC, Viola Motsumi congratulated the entire team for the sterling performance.
“It’s moments like these which make one to be the proud residents of the North West province. Our learners have put our province on top again and I am extremely proud of them.

“Their achievement has put back smiles on our faces again, after a sad bus accident that happened to the team that was traveling from the Western Cape on Sunday morning. I really wish to congratulate all the learners, teachers, and the entire stakeholders who support sports in this province. We do not only produce champions in the classroom but we produce top sportsmen in the playing field”, said MEC Motsumi.

The department fully supports the participation of all learners in school enrichment programmes.

For more information, please contact:
Mphata Molokwane
Departmental Spokesperson
Elias Malindi
Acting Head of Communication
072 892 8399

Author: tkhechane