The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize, will attend the 2018 edition of the Mandela Marathon in KwaZulu Natal.
The KZN Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) runs two programmes, namely the Corridor/Small Town Rehabilitation Programme and the Mandela Day Marathon.
The annual Mandela Day Marathon is hosted by the KZN government in Pietermaritzburg during the month of August in honour of the late National Icon, Tata Mandela. The Marathon is one of the toughest races and has grown over the years, with runners from 30 different countries.
The vision of the Marathon is to spread the Madiba magic internationally and this is evident from the increasing number of international runners.
With 2018 being the Madiba centenary year, this year’s marathon is of great importance to the nation and in particular to the relevant sectors that have a role to play in profiling the country under the banner of social cohesion.
The marathon is hosted jointly with the Umgungundlovu District Municipality as a tourism event to increase the local tourism spend in the District. The marathon starts at the Manaye Hall in Imbali in Msunduzi Municipality with the finish point being the Mandela Capture site in Umgeni Municipality. The start and finish of the race are at the two infrastructure anchor projects at Manaye Hall and Mandela Capture Site.
The media is invited as follows:
Date: 26 August 2018
Venue: Mandela Capture Site
Cell: 066 479 9904