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Good news for ALL South Africans announced by David Mabuza

08 September 2021

By Jack Hadebe

The Deputy President David Mabuza,has on Wednesday announced good news that South Africans have been waiting to hear for quite a long time

The Deputy President was at FNB stadium on Wednesday to launch his campaign where he announced the good news that will be well received by many.

It has been exactly eleven months since the country entered into the nationwide lockdown which initially started as 21 days but was extended to date as we are over day 500 now. The lockdown bought lot of change in our lives, with other things having to stop.

Although other restrictions got eased during level 1 but the sports and entertainment industries did not change as they were affected a lot. Fans were never allowed to the stadium since last year and even those who like to go for concerts at the stadium were prohibited.

The good news now is that, all of that will return as the Deputy President announced in his address today.

A vaccinated nation is what will convince the government to grant fans access back into stadiums and arenas of the creative arts sector.

This was the message from Deputy President David Mabuza, who was a keynote speaker at the launch of a campaign called Return To Play: It’s In Your Hands, an initiative by the sports, arts and culture department, at FNB Stadium on Wednesday.

“Sports and the arts are about audiences, and without audiences these sectors will not function and contribute meaningfully to the economy,” said Mabuza, who led the initiative in his capacity as the chair of the interministerial committee on Covid-19 vaccines.

The Deputy President called upon artists, athletes and leaders in the sports and creative sectors to become flag bearers in promoting Covid-19 vaccinations, calling them the “embodiment of hope, resilience and force of unity to get all our communities behind our national vaccination programme."

A vaccinated nation is what it will take to once again open the stadium for the popular Soweto derby. A vaccinated nation is what it will take to open the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, the Macufe [festival in Bloemfontein] and other prominent music events on our calendar. And indeed a vaccinated nation is what it will take to open the Durban July and other similar events.”

“These events are important to the life of our economy. By inoculating through Covid-19 vaccines we can address the worrying number of unemployed youth in the economy and the market whose prospects for employment continues to be affected by us not opening all these events and activities offered by the creative sector,” said Mabuza.

The SAFA President, Danny Jordaan, also announced that they will be giving free tickets for Bafana Bafana match but to those who have been vaccinated only.


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