All the action from 702 Walk the Talk 2016

Over 50 000 walkers from across Gauteng came together on Sunday, 24th July, to walk the talk, highlighting a variety of worthy causes, beliefs and charities in the spirit of Lead SA under the theme - “What are you walking for”.

This is the second year the theme “What are you walking for” was used, following the impact it had at last year’s 702 Walk the Talk. The station’s presenters each decided on a cause close to their hearts. John Robbie walked for Organ Donation, Xolani Gwala walked for mentorship, Azania Mosaka walked against drug abuse, and Gugu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo walked in support of the South African Depression and Anxiety Group.

702’s key objective is to open minds and through this event the station is able to promote thought-provoking conversations. 702 is committed to activating more constructive citizens – who by knowing more are empowered to be more.

Thabisile Mbete, 702 Station Manager

Watch the videos of the three distance walks, 5km, 8km and 15km here...

The 15km route passed through parts of the city, including the iconic Nelson Mandela Bridge, and through Constitution Hill on the 20th Anniversary of South African’s constitution. The National School of Arts, which is in close proximity to Con Hill, had an activation on the day.

The Executive Mayor of the City of Joburg, Councilor Parks Tau officiated the start of the 15km walk and together with the MMC for Community Development in the City, Councilor Chris Vondo participated.

Dogs were even allowed to partake in all the fun along the 8km and 5km walk, provided they were trained and comfortable around large crowds.

Some of the dignitaries that attended this year’s event includes the Gauteng Premier, David Makhura; Acting SAPS National Commissioner, Lt Gen Khomotso Phahlane; Finance MEC in Gauteng, Barbara Creecy; and Gauteng MEC for Health, Qedani Dorothy Mahlangu.

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