Open letter to South Africa’s students‚ universities and government‚ represented by Minister in the .
TOMORROW in Johannesburg South Africa will honour its unheralded champions of sustainable development in sport through the yearly Murray and Roberts Jack Cheetham Memorial Award.
Honouring the legacy of former Murray and Roberts director and South African cricket team captain of the 50s Jack Cheetham the award is a nation-building partnership project of Murray and Roberts, the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee and Sowetan.
This award is a part of Murray and Roberts' corporate social investment and responsibility portfolio, while Sowetan has made the award a part of the Aggrey Klaaste Nation Building Foundation's youth and community development activities.
In the sustainable sports development category, the finalists are the Alexandra Trampoline Club, Irene Tennis Development Programme and South African Tug of War Federation.
This year's disabled sports category finalists are the Bears Wheelchair Basketball Club, Judo for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the South African Disabled Golf Association.
In 2006 the award was won by the Nelson Mandela township (Nemato) Rowing Club in Eastern Cape for teaching rowing to children from disadvantaged communities.
In 2007 the Kwanobuhle Hockey Development Programme in Port Elizabeth won and in 2008 the Welkom Wrestling Club development programme led by Jan Bezuidenhout, a Welkom farmer and former Springbok wrestler and coach.