Congratulations to SA's golden girl

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Government has congratulated its golden girl Caster Semenya for breaking the South African 1 000m record that stood for 35 years.

Semenya broke Ilze Wicksell’s record last Friday on 9 March 2018 at a blitzing speed of two minutes and 35 seconds.

The record set in 1993 was obliterated by Semenya by almost two seconds at the Athletix Grand Prix meeting held at Tuks in Pretoria.

Just four days after her track victory, Semenya scooped another accolade, this time in the field of academia when she graduated on Tuesday.

“Cabinet also commends Semenya for fulfilling her long-held goal to get a university degree, when she completed her Diploma in Sports Science at the North West University in Potchefstroom,” said Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane at a post Cabinet media briefing on Thursday.

Meanwhile, government has applauded Ntsiki Biyela for flying the South African flag high for being the first black woman winemaker who launched her own brand, Aslina Wines.

With a degree in viticulture from Stellenbosch University plus 13 years working experience, 12000 bottles of Biyela’s wines are set to retail in the USA, Germany, Taiwan, and Ghana in 2018. - SAnews.gov.za

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