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Friday, August 10, 2018


(Mrs Daphney Memela - Chairperson of Rights of Senior Citizens (housed at KZN Premiers Office), Mr GV Sangweni – sport veteran & former Director General of KZN DSR, Mr Archie Khumalo- Trust Convenor, Mr Sam Lushaba- Veteran Dance Teacher & Judge and Dumisani Mhlongo- Trust Cordinator)
The launch of SA Dance Veterans Trust took place in the Havenside Community Hall, 35 Topham Road, Chatsworth, 4092 on August 4, 2018.

Guests from KZN Sport Veterans Association, Office of the Premier Senior Citizens Office, Ethekwini Municipality, KZN Department of Sport & Recreation were in attendance. Among the guests were well-wishers from Office on rights of Senior Citizens - KZN Premiers Office, Daphney Memela, Alfa Mchunu representing Football and Boxing represented by GV Sangweni.

Sam Lushaba, a stalwart dance teacher and judge was acknowledged in the same event;

‘This is a long overdue recognition for his unwavering contribution to the development and transformation of Dance both as Sport and Art form.’ said Trust Coordinator, Dumisani Mhlongo.

The Trust started as Ballroom Recreation and Wellness Initiative (BRWI), launched in 2011 at Durban City Hall with the support of eThekwini Municipality and the KZN Department of Sport & Recreation.

In 2012, the Initiative’s activities were hosted and supported by Msunduzi and Abaqulusi Municipalities. While ballroom dancing is an anchor activity, the Trust incorporates all other dance forms as Social and Recreation medium and targets seniors citizens.

The Trust’s main objective is to encourage an active ageing life style amongst the senior citizens and to give meaning to Sport & Recreation South Africa (SRSA) strategic goals to increase citizens' access to sport and recreation activities.

For more information, contact the Coordinator Dumisani Mhlongo on 033 345 1348/9 or 084 560 3399.