15 July 2018– Ministry of Sport and Recreation South Africa has outlined its planned activities for the upcoming Tata Madiba Birthday Celebration. The planned upcoming Centenary Birthday Celebration activities are dedicated to the former national iconic stalwart, Tata Nelson Mandela, philanthropist of note who dedicated his life for the emancipation of South Africa.

The 18th of July has been declared an annual International Nelson Mandela Day by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). This day has always been a day that upholds and recognises the late President Nelson Mandela’s commitment to human rights, ubuntu and his philanthropist spirit.

This year we celebrate Tata Madiba’s birthday under a theme: “Be The Legacy: Celebrating the birth of a world icon and a life of service”.

Minister of Sport and Recreation South Africa, the Honourable Tokozile Xasa, will therefore be embarking on a number of activities in recognition of Tata Nelson Mandela’s Birthday listed as follows:

17 July 2018:

Minister Xasa will officially Open 2018 BRICS Gameswith an opening that will showcase the vibrancy of South African culture and heritage whilst welcoming BRICS nations that will be taking part. The event opening is scheduled to take place at Wits University, Old Mutual Sport Hall commencing at 17H00.

18 July 2018:

BRICS Games commence.

19 July 2018:

Minister Xasa and Sport and recreation South Africa will be undertaking a Ministerial Outreach programme at Elias Motswaledi Local Municipality. The Ministerial Outreach is set to commence with‘I choose to be active Walk’scheduled for 09H00. Minister and the Department’s objective of the walk is to encourage the community of Thlogotlou to stay physically active. The event will then be followed by a sport facility and sport equipment handover culminating with Minister Xasa symbolically kicking off exhibition games.

The programme for the 19thJuly 2018 is outlined as follows:

09H00:                                     ‘I choose to be active 5KM walk’ commencing at Monsterlus Stadium

11H00 – 13H00:                       Monsterlus Stadium sport facility and equipment handover

13H00 – 16H00:                       Exhibition games symbolic kick off and display.

 

BRICS GAMES PROGRAMME AND FIXTURES

(Wits University, Old Mutual Sport Hall)

17 – 22 July, 2018 

DATE CEREMONIES VENUE TIME            
17 July

 

Opening Ceremony

 

Old Mutual Sport Hall 17h00

 

           
18 July

 

Mandela 100

 

Old Mutual Sport Hall 09h00

 

           
DATES FOOTBALL WOMEN FIELD TIME VOLLEYBALL WOMEN FIELD TIME VOLLEYBALL MEN FIELD TIME
18 July

 

Brazil vs China:

MATCH 1

Wits Rugby Stadium 14h00       China vs South Africa:

MATCH 1

Old Mutual Sport Hall 10h00
South Africa vs India

MATCH 2

Wits Rugby Stadium 16h30 South Africa vs India

MATCH 1

Old Mutual Sport Hall 13h00 Russia vs India:

MATCH 2

Old Mutual Sport Hall 15h30
19 July

 

Russia vs India:

MATCH 3

Wits Rugby Stadium 14h00            
Brazil vs South Africa

MATCH 4

Wits Rugby Stadium 16h30            
20 July China vs South Africa

MATCH 5

Wits Rugby Stadium 14h00       China vs Russia

MATCH 3

Old Mutual Sport Hall 10h00
Russia vs Brazil:

MATCH 6

Wits Rugby Stadium 16h30 China vs India

MATCH 2

Old Mutual Sport Hall 13h00 India vs South Africa

MATCH 4

Old Mutual Sport Hall 15h30
21 July India vs Brazil:

MATCH 7

Wits Rugby Stadium 10h00            
China vs Russia:

MATCH 8

Wits Rugby Stadium 12h30            
22 July India vs China:

MATCH 9

Wits Rugby Stadium 10h00 South Africa vs China

MATCH 3

 

Old Mutual Sport Hall 11h30 China vs India

MATCH 5

Old Mutual Sport Hall 09h00
South Africa vs Russia

MATCH 10

Wits Rugby Stadium 14h00       South Africa vs Russia

MATCH 6

Old Mutual Sport Hall 14H00
22 JULY Closing Ceremony Old Mutual Sport Hall              

 

For more information and attendance to the above listed activities, members of the media are required to contact:

Mr Mickey Fusi Modisane

(Chief Director Marketing and Communications)

012 304 – 5159

082 992 – 0101

mickey@srsa.gov.za

 

Mr. Vuyo Mhaga

(Ministry Liaison Officer Sport and Recreation SA)

012 304 – 5239

076 636  5193

Vmhaga@srsa.gov.za

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