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On Sunday, 10 June 2023 the Deutsche Internationale Schule Johannesburg had the honour of hosting the South African National Team of the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023, for their send-off function prior to their departure from OR Tambo International Airport.

A number of high profile dignitaries were present, including Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and People with Disabilities, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Minister of Social Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, the German Ambassador, Mr. Andreas Peschke, the Deputy Ambassador of the UAE, Mrs. Alsuwaidi, Dr Bhorat from Gift of the Givers and Dr. Matthews Phosa, Chairperson of the South African Special Olympics Team.

The team will be participating in Berlin, Germany, from 17 to 25 June. We wish the athletes, coaches and support staff all the best for the Games.