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Dirco wins Basketball Tournament

12 July 2018

On the occasion of the Centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in South Africa organised a Basketball Tournament in Pretoria.

Photo: Ambassador Bozin Nikolic of Serbia pictured with the DIRCO team

Nelson Mandela was proclaimed an honorary citizen of Belgrade on 17 April 2008 and remembering Nelson Mandela’s quote and motto:  “Sport has the power to change the world”, Diplomatic Missions and International Organizations were invited to participate.

The tournament took place on 7 July 2018 at the outdoor basketball grounds of the St Alban’s College in Pretoria.

Teams, which included 8 to 12 players, competed in games of two, seven-minute periods and although competitive, this one-day event was a social rather than a real basketball competition.

The team from the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) emerged overall winners. The other teams that participated were Serbia, Cuba, Zimbabwe, USA and the European Union.



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