Vuyo Bongela cycles from London to Paris for good cause

BY Nkosazana Ngwadla

Hub and spokes mean more than bicycles for keen triathlete Vuyo Bongela, the Director of Madibaz Sports at Nelson Mandela University.

Bongela cycled from London to Paris to raise funds and help launch a new Sports, Arts, and Culture Hub within the Hubs of Convergence (HoC) in the University’s Engagement Office.

The existing Hubs of Convergence cover areas such as food sovereignty, genderbased violence and communitybased economic activities, and the new hub will take the University’s engagement further. This new hub will radiate out through the “spokes” of sports, arts and culture to help grow and develop communities in these areas.

“We’re a university that operates in service of society, foregrounds ubuntu and looks after each other,” said Bongela. “In my position at Madibaz Sports I am inundated by requests from athletes, coaches and parents requiring assistance, either for overseas sporting participation or community sport clubs equipment requests.

“Through this new hub we will identify which community sports club and individual we will support to help them reach their dreams.”

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