Minister Marais: We call on nominations for local Sport Legends | Western Cape Government


Minister Marais: We call on nominations for local Sport Legends

22 August 2022

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport would like to invite members of the sporting community to nominate their local sport stars to be honoured as Provincial Sport Legends.

The Sport Legend Awards are hosted annually by the department to honour those who played a role in growing and transforming sport in the province. To be eligible, nominees should be over the age of 55 and should have played a role in shaping sport in their communities before 2002. Nominees are also ideally people who were not previously recognised because of their gender, race, or geographical location.

Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais said: “It is an honour for us to celebrate our Sporting Legends every year. Through this process, we acknowledge athletes who performed at the highest level, despite having to face extreme barriers to being able to compete. These sporting legends are role-models to our youth and we want to celebrate them for all they have meant to our province and country.”

More information, past winners and nomination forms are available online at

The closing date for nominations is Friday, 9 September 2022. Following an adjudication process, the Sport Legends will be announced and honoured at an event in December 2022.


Media Enquiries: 

Tania Colyn
Acting Spokesperson for Minister Anroux Marais
Tel: 076 093 4913