The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus is gearing up to be the host of the 22nd edition of the Southern African Universities Staff Sports Association (SAUSSA) games.
Taking place from 11 to 15 December 2023, the event is poised to draw member universities from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, promoting a spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie.
Annually convened in December, the games are hosted on a rotational basis among member universities, with staff members participating in recreational sports, arts, and cultural activities.
Participating universities will vie for victory in soccer, netball, volleyball, basketball, tennis, athletics, tug-of-war, aerobics, table tennis, darts, chess, and pool/snooker. This diverse array of sports promises an exhilarating competition, offering participants the opportunity to showcase their athletic prowess.
The official opening ceremony is anticipated to feature addresses from distinguished figures, including NWU vice-chancellor Prof Bismark Tyobeka and Mahikeng executive mayor Cllr Tshepiso Mphehlo.
Rebecca Mheta, general secretary of the NWU Staff Club, says it is an honour to host the prestigious SAUSSA Games.
"SAUSSA brings universities together for a common purpose, and the NWU's commitment to sports excellence and regional collaboration is exemplified through its participation in and hosting of events like this,” she adds.
As the campus prepares to welcome participants, the SAUSSA Games promise not only thrilling competitions, but also an atmosphere of unity and celebration of athletic achievements.