Photo Credit: Gauteng Department of Agriculture & Rural Development
By Matlhodi Malope
Gauteng Department of Agriculture, Rural Development (GDARD) Head of Department Matilda Gasela congratulate her department for their outstanding performance at the sporting events they participated in.
Gasela invited all the sports fanatics to the 31st floor of Umnotho house to share their achievements and their journey in the world of sports.
Kulani Mashimbyi shared his inspiring story of how he aspired to be a professional soccer player, however with the advice of his mother, he opted to pursue academics over sports. Mashimbyi, with his undying love and passion for soccer, came back adorning three medals around his neck.
Lihle Dumasile and Thembeka Shabalala participated in netball where they scooped a huge netball trophy while the only GDARD’s Maria Mohololoa, who was the only female amongst those who participated in these sporting events ran the 86.83km Up Run Comrades marathon on 9 June.
Hard work, discipline, focus and passion are some of the doctrines shared by all the 9 fitness fanatics who were at Umnotho house. They all highlighted that all these principles, have positive spinoffs.
Gasela congratulated them by saying; “All your stories tell of how sports can be used to elevate important attributes we need to make it in life and our careers, discipline, commitment and perseverance against all odds. You inspire and challenge me to set running the comrades as one of my future goals.”
(Edited by Johanna Molokomme)