South Africa’s Saray Khumalo has made history on the early hours of Thursday morning (May 16) by reaching the top of Mount Everest, making her the first African woman to reach the highest peak on Earth.
The country celebrated the courageous effort by Khumalo, who has tried to reach the summit on three previous attempts. Mount Everest is located in the Himalayas region in Asia.
The Minister of Sport and Recreation SA, Ms. Tokozile Xasa also congratulated Saray Khumalo for conquering Mount Everest.
Affirming the pride of the nation to Ms. Khumalo, Minister Tokozile Xasa highlighted that: “Ms. Khumalo’s unwavering dedication to reach Mount Everest serves as inspiration to all of us and is an embodiment of the spirit of Womandla which resonates with continuing determination to achieve and be victorious in spite of challenging circumstances.”
Khumalo’s achievement which she dedicated to “the ordinary women, girls and daughters of the African soil who dare to dream”, comes at a time when the Ministry of Sport and Recreation is underway with a national workshop road-show aimed at engaging sporting communities on issues hampering women and sport through the Women and Sport Policy workshops.