Netball World Cup will give opportunities to young girls, says Sports Minister Xasa


South Africa at first needed a nudge to bid for the 2023 Netball World Cup in Cape Town, but the country won the hosting rights for the sport’s biggest event on Thursday.

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Netball SA (NSA) president Cecilia Molokwane revealed that the country received some encouragement from her counterpart at the International Netball Federation (INF), Molly Rhone, to submit a bid.

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It is a historic moment for the sport and the country, with the tournament coming to South Africa, and Africa, for the first time.

South Africa beat four-time world champions New Zealand for the hosting rights for the quadrennial showpiece.

Rhone said that although it was South Africa’s first time bidding for the global showpiece, it was not a defining factor for awarding the hosting rights to the country.

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International Women’s Day 2019: celebrations and protests take place around the globe – live

There’s a lot of gender-based discrimination against girls and young women in the labour market in Uganda. The weak regulations have confined women to jobs that are of poor pay and quality in terms of working conditions and access to social protection. These factors reinforce the status of girls and young women as secondary workers and housewives.

I have been supporting changes to laws to support women in the workplace. Recently, we were successful in changing the law to introduce a national minimum wage. Today is a national bank holiday in Uganda to celebrate International Women’s Day. I am giving a speech at the National Young Women’s Dialogue in Kampala, the capital city. The event has brought together hundreds of people from across Uganda to debate issues that affect women.

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  • Date: 2019-03-08T14:01:18.000Z
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Helen Clark becomes patron of International Working Group on women in sport

Helen Clark was an advocate for sport during her time as prime minister and will continue that’as the patron of an international women’in sport group.

Clark has accepted the invitation to be patron for’the International Working Group on Women in Sport’and the Kiwi organisation, Women in Sport Aotearoa.

Clark’s double patronage was announced on Friday, International Women’s Day, and she will be a Kiwi voice at the’8th IWG world conference in Auckland in May 2022.

Clark is a former administrator of the UN Development Programme and was the 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand.

From sporting beauty to women’s liberator

It could be an understatement to describe Caryll Tozer as a multifaceted woman as she is more than a former beauty queen and women’s rights champion as well as a national sportswoman and sports promoter.

In all there were six applicants and three were shortlisted. The women’s committee arrived at the final decision along with the input of NOC Secretary General Maxwell de Silva and is now awaiting the outcome.

A fitness fanatic and mother, Tozer also plays basketball, netball and tennis with players 20 years her junior and has pioneered the cause of helping the under privileged.

PM, sports minister pledge support to Reggae Girlz

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has assured that the Government will assist the Reggae Girlz in their build-up to the Women’s World Cup in France next year.

The team qualified for the FIFA tournament for the first time yesterday evening, after a nail-biting 4-2 penalty kick win over Panama.

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Speaking on TVJ’s All Angles news programme via telephone last night after the game, Holness noted the views that there was an imbalance in the funding for male sports programmes compared to that of women.

“I believe it is something that the Government should look into, and I have given directions that that be done,” he said.

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