Indigenous Games Promotion and Training | Western Cape Government

Indigenous Games Promotion and Training


Your grandparents probably enjoyed playing intonga, kho-kho or jukskei when they were young. Sport and Recreation Services want to ensure that these indigenous games are not lost, so that the current and future generations of children can enjoy playing them too.

Sport and Recreation trains volunteers as indigenous games leaders and hosts tournaments where these games are played and promoted.

More about indigenous games:

  • Dibeke is a running ball game played by two teams of six boys and six girls each.
  • The attacking team tries to kick the ball away from the defenders, while the defenders can use their hands to get the ball away from them.
  • The attackers score when they have moved the ball down the entire length of the field.
  • However, if one of the defenders tags an attacker with the ball, that player is out.
  • When all the attackers are out, the defenders get a chance to try and score.

Read more about Sport and Recreation online.


For enquiries: 

Dr Lyndon Bouah

Physical address:
Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport
Sport and Recreation
Protea Assurance Building
5th floor
Greenmarket Square
Cape Town

Postal address:
Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport
Sport and Recreation
Private Bag X9067
Cape Town

Tel: 021 483 9615
Fax: 021 483 9504
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The content on this page was last updated on 7 August 2018