With kick-off time fast approaching in the 2019 Rugby World Cup finals, South Africans have rallied behinds the Boks. They have come out to support the National team at venues around the country.
The Department of Arts, Culture, Sports and Recreation in the North West, has made arrangements for members of the public to watch the World Cup Final match between the Springboks and England at Public Viewing Areas.
The province has arranged 2 viewing areas at Mahikeng Rugby Stadium and Vryburg Show Grounds.
Head of the Department for Arts, Culture, Sports and Recreation Nono Bapela said, “We will be meeting at 10 o’clock at the Mafikeng Rugby Stadium in Mafikeng for the Provincial PVA. We kindly request and kindly urge that cooler boxes not be brought to the rugby stadium. So let’s avoid all the bottles, especially the breakables to be brought to the stadium. That’s just for our safety and cleanliness of the area.
Several public viewing areas have been organised in Limpopo where people can go and watch the Springbok-England World Cup finals.
Various private restaurants owners in the province have offered to allow people to come in and watch the match game for free. Some communities have also organised public viewing areas at schools.
Spokesperson of the provincial department of Sports, Arts and Culture Lucky Tshilimandila said the idea of public viewing is to promote social cohesion.
Tshilimandila said, It is important for South Africans and also people from this Province to go out and support the Springboks to make sure that we get behind this team – because what the team has done is for the country…
“We prepared these public viewing areas to promote social cohesion and togetherness because together we can make it,” added Tshilimandila.
South Africa has raised the country’s flag high – it is all over the world because they are representing us as South Africans.
Springboks supporters are already in high and positive spirits at Durban’s Westville Rugby Club, which is one of several sites across Durban that have been set-up to show today’s game.
Many supporters – decked out in their green and gold rugby jerseys say they believe the Springboks will make them proud and win the World Cup.
In Kimberley, Northern Cape residents have made predictions for the final outcome of the match.
Many are hopeful that the Springboks will return with the Webb-Ellis Cup.
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