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Congratulations to the Local Athlete

The MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture, Ms Bernice Sinxeve would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mr. Chendrick Van Wyk who hails from Prieska in the Northern Cape on his remarkable achievement on winning a silver medal at the 30th edition of the International Summer Universiade Games (Student Games) which took place from the 3rd to the 14th of July 2019 in the City of Naples  Italy.

Chendrick was a member of the South African University Team who represented South Africa.

As the Northern Cape Provincial Government we are extremely proud of your achievement. Your hard work, commitment and dedication have now reaped the benefits and you have become a true ambassador and role model for the youth of this province.

It is indeed an extraordinary achievement by him to win a silver medal at the International Student Championship. It goes to show that you must not undermine the talent, skills and potential of the people of Northern Cape.

This is a special young man who must be nurtured to ensure that his god given talent and potential is maximized in order for him to reach the pinnacle of his career. It is also imperative that Chendrik gets the necessary guidance and support to assist him  to handle his  newly acclaimed fame and that he  maintains a good balance in ensuring that his studies at the University of the North West remains at a good standard , without affecting his athletics career.

As a Province we are ecstatic to have such a rising star in the form of Chendrick Van Wyk. We will strive to continuously unearth and nurture local talent. We will also try and provide an ideal platform for young aspiring athletes to express their sporting talent in the Northern Cape.
We hope that   Chendrick will go on to become one of South Africa’s best athletes and serve as an ambassador for the youth of the Northern Cape.

In conclusion it is of utmost importance to remember that sport continues to be a vital tool in nation-building and the support of our athletes across different racial, religious and other boundaries is indicative of the deepening of our nationhood and the building of a common South African identity.
Sport is also a vital tool in making South Africa moving forward together.
Issued by: Conrad Fortune
Media Liaison Officer
Ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture Department
Northern Cape
Tell: 053 8314152
Cell: 079 8730679

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