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Minister Marais to cap Indigenous Games team competing at National tournament

20 September 2022

Tomorrow, 21 September 2022, the Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais will cap 98 players from the Western Cape who will be competing at the National Indigenous Games, which will take place in Kwa-Zulu Natal from 24 September 2022.

The players being capped have been chosen after the conclusion of the district games, which took place across the province in May 2022. They will be competing in the team codes of Dibeke, Jukskei, Kgati and Kho-Kho and individual codes of Diketo, Drie Stokkies, IIntonga, Morabaraba and Ncuva.

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport has supported these athletes as they develop their skills in the games that they love. The participation of youth in indigenous games is also an important tool in keeping them safe after formal school hours.

A total of 151 people from the Western Cape will be travelling to the National Games, which includes 98 players, 11 coaches, 11 managers, 4 medical staff, 3 support staff, 3 management staff, 17 technical officials and 4 National Code Structure representatives.

Media are invited to attend the capping ceremony. There will be opportunities for photos and interviews.

Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Time: 18:00

Venue: Lavender Hill CARES Complex, 14th Avenue, Rondevlei

Media Enquiries: 

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