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2011-06-15: June 16 Commemoration 35th Anniversary

The Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Clr Parks Tau, will officially open the Naledi Multipurpose Sports Complex as part of the 35th anniversary of June 16 Commemorations. The official opening of this complex will take place on the 16 June 2011 at Naledi starting from 8:30 in the morning.  

The multipurpose centre, which is situated at Naledi High School, has significantly transformed the landscape of this part of Soweto. Naledi High School is one pivotal part of the struggle history in this country.  This is the school where the June 16 march started, moving towards the Morris Isaacson Senior Secondary school.

The project was identified by the former Executive Mayor Clr Amos Masondo and the Regional Director for Region D due to the significant role the Naledi High School students played in the struggle in 1976.

The Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) provided R 9 million towards the development of this Multipuporse Sports Complex, which was started in August 2010 and completed in May this year.  

The facility consists of  a soccer field, Athletic running tracks, cricket practice courts, Long jump, change rooms, Basket ball Court, Tennis Court and a Mini Multipurpose Court.

About 100 jobs were created for local community members through this project and six local sub-contractors participated in the construction of the facility. The objective of community involvement in this project was to ensure skills development/transfer and SMME development through subcontracting of local small contractors.

Environmental education and awareness was also offered by the Johannesburg City Parks to local residents during the construction of the facility.

The complex will be utilized by the community of Naledi and surrounding areas since the facilities has been constructed to cater for all - children, youth, adults and persons living with disability.

Naledi High School will be responsible for the day to day management of the facility. A small fee will be charged for persons/neighbouring schools/communities/NGO/CBO wanting to utilise the facility to cover the maintenance and operational cost.

This facility will make a huge difference to the community of Naledi as there was no other multipurpose facility in the area and the community often had to use neighbouring sporting facilities.


Issued by:

Gugu Mathibela
Communications Specialist
City of Johannesburg
Tel No: 011 407 6495
Fax No: 011 403 0160
Cell: 082 372 8164​