Sport Legends 2016

(Western Cape Government)

The Western Cape Acknowledges Sport Legends

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) is proud to acknowledge and honour legends, heroes and icons who have made a significant contribution to the development, transformation and growth of sport in South Africa and, more specifically, in the Western Cape.

DCAS hosted its annual Sport Legends Ceremony on 14 December 2016 at Kronenburg Estate in Paarl. 

The names and background information of the 2016 Sport Legends are available online.

An invitation to submit nominations for a Sports Legends Award for those who comply with the following guidelines has been circulated to the local federations, regional sport councils and regional sport offices:

  • People who made a significant contribution to sport over a lifetime, preferably over the age of 55, and preferably retired.
  • People who are regarded as icons in their communities.
  • People who played a role in shaping sport before 1992.
  • People not previously recognised because of their gender, race or geographical location.

The closing date for nominations on the prescribed online nomination form was 3 August 2016.

Nominations were reviewed by the Transformation and Monitoring Committee and submitted to the Selection Committee for adjudication. The Selection Committee consists of representative from regional sport councils; nominated media journalist(s), and nominated member(s) of the Western Cape sporting community. Decisions taken by the Selection Committee during the adjudication process are final.

DCAS continues to use sport to bring people from all walks of life together. As we unify the nation, we can work better together and leave a legacy for generations to come.

Sport Legends from previous years are as follows:



Minister Anroux Marais acknowledges legends who shaped sport pre-1992 
Speech by Minister Anroux Marais on occasion of the 2016 Sport Legends ceremony 
Media Alert: Minister Marais to honour 33 Western Cape Sport Legends
Media Alert: Nominate your 2016 Western Cape Sport Legend
Legends Honoured For Their Significant Roles In Sport
Learn more about the Sport Legends of 2015

Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport:
 Bennett Bailey 021 483 9631 and Lindeka Rwali 021 483 9762
Western Cape Provincial Sport Confederation: JP Naude 082 444 5599
Boland District Sport Council: Lorenzo Arendse 072 691 3967
West Coast District Sport Council: Corrie Van Rooyen 083 645 0804
Eden District Sport Council: Desmond Speelman 083 521 2821
Cape Town District Sport Council: Richard Buckley 073 238 8409 and Elton Davids 082 468 0081
Overberg District Sport Council: Rudi Johannes 082 862 6213
Central Karoo District Sport Council: David Maans 082 869 1708

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