Oudtshoorn, 22 September 2020 - The Oudtshoorn Municipality has joined a local resident Ingrid Noble, who initiated the world wide Jerusalema Challenge dance in Oudtshoorn. The event will take place on Saturday, 26 September 2020 in Baron Van Reede Street, between Voortrekker Road and Church Street at 13:30.
The Executive Mayor, Cllr Chris Macpherson has shown full support with the idea and said, “One thing we need in this town is hope, to revitalise and get people going again. Saturday will be a great success”.
Noble who started this campaign to allow residents to participate, has been conducting a few practice lessons for the public in order to ready them for the dance.
The challenge which is nationally and internationally recognised will be taking place in the Greater Oudtshoorn where 500 expected participants will be taking part in. The Challenge’s popularity has sparked all over social media platforms, where communities, workers, even celebrities have been dancing away to the challenge while being captured on videos.
During President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address to the nation on developments to COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday, 16 September 2020, he announced the country’s move to level one. Ramaphosa stated that, “there can be no better celebration of our South African-ness than joining the global phenomenon that is the Jerusalema dance challenge”.
The Municipality’s departments including Disaster Management, Traffic department, Law Enforcement, and the South African Police Service have been holding contingency meetings with the organiser, Noble to ensure that the event takes place within the covid19 regulations and to ensure public safety.
The residents who wish to join in are urged to please wear masks at the event. For uniformity, they should also be dressed in a white t-shirt and jeans.Last published 22 September 2020