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CONSTRUCTION of the multi-million Rand KwaNomzamo Sports Facility upgrade in Humansdorp is in full swing – and is set to create employment opportunities for local SMMEs.

“The KwaNomzamo Sports Facility is the only multi-purpose sports facility in the Kouga region that can accommodate athletics, rugby, soccer, squash, tennis, netball, bowls, cricket and indoor sports,” said Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks. “It, furthermore, offers ample space to practice.

“It is therefore important that the facility be upgraded to comply with the norms and standards of the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture (DSRAC), as well as to provide the community with a facility that they can be proud of.”

The R5.2 million upgrade, that commenced in March this year, will include the upgrading of the secondary match field. This will comprise new topsoil, re-grassing, and field marking.

It will also incorporate the construction of ablution facilities and the provision of an irrigation system.

Other aspects of the upgrade include the construction of an access road and parking for the secondary match field, the construction of access gates and a guard house, and the construction of a boundary wall.

According to Hendricks, the facility is more than just a venue for sport.

“It gives our youth a healthy alternative for their entertainment,” he said. “It is an alternative to all the elements that lead to crime and drug abuse.

“Sport also creates unity in our communities. The facility will once again become a place where we can come together – exercise together, laugh together and where we build a better community together.

The much-needed upgrade is expected to be completed by November this year.

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