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Arts and Culture and Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club to host Wellness Sport Day to promote 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children

The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) in partnership with Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club will host the Wellness Sport Day on Thursday, 07 December 2017 at the TUT Campus Grounds in Pretoria. This event forms part of the department’s broader wellness program to promote healthy lifestyle through collaborative efforts comprising of social and sporting activities.

Significantly, the event will promote the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children under the theme: ‘Count me in, together moving a non–violent South Africa forward’. This is a campaign that takes place every year from 25 November to 10 December to raise awareness amongst South Africans about the negative impact of violence against women and children. South Africa adopted the campaign in 1998 as one of the intervention strategies towards creating a society free of violence.

The Department of Arts and Culture and Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club joined forces to highlight the impact that arts, culture and sports can have in nation building and social cohesion by embracing all genders. This partnership further places emphasis on the role of men in the fight against gender based violence.

The programme of the day also features Mamelodi Sundowns Legends vs. DAC soccer team. The line-up include legends such as, Themba Mnguni, 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.

The following celebrities and entertainers will also grace the occasion: Dr Malinga, Nhlanhla Mdlalose of Sibaya, Phindile Noni “Gwala” and MacDonald “KK” Ndou of Muvhango, Millicent Mashile of One Gospel, Buhle “Nimrod” Maseko, Mlungisi “MK” Mathe, Pearl “Sonti” Maimela, and Patrick “Advocate” Bokaba (all from Skeem Saam).

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Venue: TUT Main Campus Stadium, Pretoria West Date: 07 December 2017 Time: 08h00

RSVP: Madimetja Moleba 072 842 6594 or email: or James Mathibeng 078 802 8851 or email:

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