Indigenous games tournament

Deputy Director Philasande Macwili, Thando Ngese, MEC Anroux Marais, Pinkie Yolisa, Xolani Lolwana, Mukelwa Gumede, Wonderboy Khambule.
More than 300 participants will descend to the Western Cape Sport School in Kuilsriver to take part in the provincial indigenous games from Saturday July 6 to Sunday July 7.

The games are organised by the Department of Culture, Arts and Sports in conjunction with various stakeholders.

Local Organising Committee (LOC) spokesman, Shaun Ketile, said the games are linked to cultural traditions that are being “eroded”.

“Through these games are reliving and reinventing games that our ancestors played.The revival of indigenous games in South Africa is gaining momentum and we want the Western Cape to lead in this regard,” said Ketile.

Six districts, including the Cape Metro, will compete in codes like dibeke, diketo, drie stokkies, iintonga, juksei, kgati, kho-kho, morabaraba and ncuva.

A team to represent Western Cape in national championship taking place will be selected during this tournament. 

The games will be officially opened by Western Cape MEC of Cultural Affairs and Sport  Anroux Marais and rugby star Scarra Ntubeni will deliver a motivational talk.

For more information contact on  021 460 3560 or  073 813 8946.