Cultural Affairs and Sport supports Rugby World Cup Sevens with R1 million boost | Western Cape Government



Cultural Affairs and Sport supports Rugby World Cup Sevens with R1 million boost

25 August 2022

Anroux Marais, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, has announced a R1 089 000 commitment from her department in support of the upcoming Rugby World Cup Sevens. Minister Marais pledged this commitment to the SA Rugby Union (SARU) at an engagement on Wednesday, 24 August 2022. 

The tournament will be hosted in Cape Town from 9-11 September 2022 and the department has provided this financial support to ensure that the event can be successfully held as the province’s economy continues to grow. This is one of a few different tournaments that the province will be hosting over the coming months, with others including the Masters Hockey World Cup in October, some matches for the Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup in February and the Netball World Cup in July 2023. 

Minister Marais said: “We are happy to be able to support this big tournament. It will be an important boost for the province as we will welcome teams, coaching staff and spectators from across the world. This will have a big impact on our local economy and provide more job opportunities. We are excited to see a packed stadium with spectators cheering on their teams. All these upcoming tournaments will bring welcome economic injections through sport tourism and we are proud to be able to say that Cape Town is ready and has the facilities to host tournaments at this level.”

The department will continue supporting these large events as they bring renewed hope and opportunities to the people of the province.

Media Enquiries: 

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