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Department advocates for the inclusion of golden games in the national sporting calendar

# The Department of Social Development says there’s a pressing need to recognise the golden games within the country’s sporting calendar, especially for older persons. Participants in the active ageing programme for the 2023/2024 financial year expressed dissatisfaction with the games’ marginalisation, stressing their significant benefits. Social Development minister Lindiwe Zulu says the games, featuring various activities, contribute positively to older persons’ lifestyles. Zulu adds the department is pushing for policy improvements through the Older Persons Amendment Bill, aiming to safeguard their rights and dignity.