SPORT, ART AND CULTURE
Healthy physical activity, the kinship found in teams led by positive role models and self-expression through creative arts have the power to boost individual and community well-being.
Sport, art and cultural activities are powerful tools in the building of strong, resilient communities. They offer a positive outlet where youth can spend their free time; reduce levels of crime; contribute to physical and emotional health; introduce positive role models; and facilitate community engagement and interaction. Ranyaka works with local organisations in the areas of sport, art and culture to help strengthen communities through:
Establishing sports clubs and informal leagues/supporting existing clubs
Supporting campaigns and events
Facilitating access to training for coaches and instructors
Sourcing funding for equipment
Repurposing urban vacant spaces for safe sporting/recreational activities
Introducing sport, art and cultural programmes to communities as identified through networking sessions
The Umlazi Market and Sports Festival held on 6 May 2023 proved to be a true celebration of community spirit and a testimony to the power of collaboration! With over 300 participants and 400 attendees, the festival served as a warm-up for the main festival scheduled...
The KwaMhlanga Sports Academy in Mamelodi township, Gauteng, hosted its first annual quarterly soccer clinic over the second weekend of April 2023. A total of 22 teams are currently participating in the Mamelodi football league.The Academy collaborates with local...
Over 300 soccer fans gathered for the first Ranyaka/Nedbank Youth Mini Soccer and Netball Tournament which took place in Zwide’s Ward 26 during the last week of June 2022. Six soccer teams took to the field with Major Chiefs, Zwide Celtics and Amadamara showing their...
Youth Day 2022 saw young and old gather for a jam-packed programme in Klapmuts in the Western Cape. Some 250 energetic community members ensured that adrenaline levels were at an all-time high with activities ranging from netball, soccer, a marathon, “boere sport”...
Over 200 young soccer enthusiasts participated in a two-day boot camp in Umlazi, Durban on 16 and 17 July 2022 and learnt that becoming a professional soccer player is about so much more than scoring goals! The Brilliant Khuzwayo Schools Bootcamp and Tournament took...
This past December saw 16 football clubs and four netball teams participate in the four-day 2021 Sammy Seabi Football tournament in Polokwane. Even scorching heat, rain and wind could not deter the passionate players and a cheering crowd of over 1,000 spectators....