A BUILDING will soon be renamed to honour one of South Africa’s most beloved daughters.
The building of the Department of Sports, Art and Culture in Limpopo will soon be known as the Caster Semenya Building.
The announcement was made by the newly appointed MEC of the department, Onica Moloi, during the awards event to honour sports men and women in the province.
The ceremony was held at the Ranch Hotel in ­Polokwane on Saturday night.
Moloi said she saw it fit to honour Caster by renaming the Olympia Towers as the Caster Semenya Building. “Caster is a young woman we must celebrate in every possible way. You have persevered and Limpopo is very proud of you,” she said.
Caster was not at the ceremony, but her mum, Dorcus Semenya, and her sister, Nicolene, received the award on her behalf.
Dorcus said she was very pleased that her daughter had put the province in the spotlight.
“I am excited she is also being celebrated by her own province for what she did internationally.
“ I believe she will keep it up and continue to represent the province and her country and make us proud,” Dorcus said.
Boxing promoter Eric Baloyi (75) got the Best Volunteer Award. The father of international boxer Cassius Baloyi said he would continue to make boxing great.
Caster won the Best Sportswoman of the Year Award and was also the overall winner. Every winner went home with a cheque, a trophy and a smartphone from Vodacom.