Limpopo home-grown sporting code, TUPS Sport, is ready to become the national sporting code of choice among rural and socio-economically depressed communities of South Africa, and an effective vehicle for Corporate Social Investment (CSI) for companies that want to make a meaningful impact on the African continent.
According to the inventor of the TUPS sporting code Mr Puleng Mmotla they intend to work with foremost children focused and youth development organisations such as SOS Children’s Villages, UNICEF (children’s agency of the United Nations), the African Union Commission, Aware.org (an alcohol awareness NPO, the Department of Economic Development and liquor boards to take tavern owners to task. And that TUPS is fast becoming the sport of choice among disadvantaged communities owing to its pragmatic ease, flexibility and affordable cost of setting up on any surface. As a sporting code inspired by African heritage of livestock herding, TUPS has turned its popularity among the rural youth populace into an impactful campaign medium and mobilisation platform.
“Tavern owners are business people and we expect of them cooperation in order to help us build a strong social compact and commit to invest in young people through supporting the establishment of at least one TUPS club for their neighbourhood as part of their social responsibility” Mmotla said
He added that a day is not far off when TUPS sport will be enabling tavern owners to become champions of a struggle against underage drinking and alcohol abuse, because they too have interest in building a championship culture in communities.
He further said TUPS Sport continues to reach out to urban and rural communities in the country forming TUPS Clubs in its bid to address societal problems such as underage drinking.
To concretise this TUPS Sport celebrated the Freedom Day at the ‘coloured settlement’ of Geluksdal near Tsakane in eKurhuleni east of Johannesburg where a new TUPS club was established. Other clubs that were formed over the long weekend include Madibaneng Draai TUPS Club and Maila Mapisane TUPS Club in Makhuduthamaga.
“We are continuing with our mission to build championship culture in communities through holistic empowerment of African youth by promoting, connecting and inspiring them to become conscious pioneers for a Winning Africa with TUPS sporting code as the catalyst” concluded Mmotla