The ANC congratulates Team SA

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The ANC believes that sport promotes national unity through developing a united national pride transcending cultural, linguistic and racial barriers, as well as enhancing international relations and friendship. We therefore congratulate Team South Africa for bringing home 37 medals from the recently held 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast of Australia. This is after Team South Africa ended in sixth position on the medals table, by winning 13 gold, 11 silver and 13 bronze medals across a broad range of disciplines.

Amongst South Africa's top achievers were swimmers Tatjana Schoenmaker, Chad le Clos and Cameron van der Burgh, who achieved six medals combined, while sprinter Akani Simbine won the country's first gold medal in the 100 metres sprint. Runner Caster Semenya won gold for the 800 and 1 500 metres, while Martin Erasmus won South Africa's first Commonwealth wrestling gold medal in 60 years.

All South Africans are proud of our team for the sterling performance that has placed the spotlight on how our country is slowly beginning to create opportunities for all South Africans to realise their human potential.

I thank you