Minister Meyer to Acknowledge African Champions
On 25 May 2012, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer, will host a breakfast to honour and acknowledge Western Cape-based sportsmen and sportswomen who through their efforts have brought honour to the African continent. The breakfast will happen from 08:45 at he Opera Bar at the Artscape.
The event coincides with the African continent's celebration of Africa Day, which is the annual commemoration of the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on 25 May 1963.
Amongst the athletes to be honoured are Elmarie Gerryts and Hilton Langenhoven (Athletics), Lwandiso Kwababana (Kickboxing), Coral Jacobs (Karate), Babawa Ramahlape (Weightlifting), Achmat Hassiem (Aquatics) and David Wilson (Weightlifting).