Indigenous Games Festival

Indigenous games

This is an annual festival that celebrates South Africa's varied indigenous games with +/- 2800 participants from all provinces participating with the community of Seshego in attendance.

The revival of Indigenous Games in South Africa evolved as a response to the national call to embrace the African Renaissance.  This revival is intended to popularise those cultural activities that have a particular appeal to vast sectors of the South African society in order to get more South Africans more active.

9 Provincial Teams competed in 9 disciplines Codes (i.e.) Kgati, Morabaraba, Ncuva, Khokho, Dibeke, Iintonga, Diketo, Jukskei and Drie Stokkies.

Event entrance is free as no cover charge is required event takes place for a durational period of four days.

Two Indigenous Games teams who emerge as the strongest get to participate in the TAFISA (The Association for International Sport for all) World Sport for All Games, Jarkata, Indonesia.

Date

The event is held in September coinciding with the heritage months’ celebrations in South Africa.

Venue

Hosted in partnership with Limpopo Provincial Department, event therefore takes place in Limpopo at the Seshego stadium.

Register

Not Applicable

FAQs

This is the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa Active Nation Programme taking place in September during the Heritage Month.

It originates from the preservation of traditional games and heritage by ensuring sustainability in a formalised environment. The intention is to establishing a league system to encourage participation with the possibility of winning teams getting an opportunity to compete during international heritage games events.

Communities throughout all provinces and all the Provincial departments of sport and recreation across the nine provinces.

Event also exhibiting children ‘entertainment, traditional foods, arts & crafts and music entertainment by various traditional groups.

Hosted in partnership with Limpopo Provincial Department, event therefore takes place in Limpopo at the Seshego stadium.

Contribution to improvement of the overall wellbeing of the nation and facilitation of active creation campaigns on programmes with a specific focus on designated groups.

+/- 2800 participants from all provinces participated in the games annually, with the community of Seshego in attendance

9 Provincial Teams competed in 9 disciplines Codes (i.e.) Kgati, Morabaraba, Ncuva, Khokho, Dibeke, Iintonga, Diketo, Jukskei and Drie Stokkies.
Event entrance is free as no cover charge is required.
Event takes place for a durational period of four days.
Two Indigenous Games teams who emerge as the strongest get to participate in the TAFISA (The Association for International Sport for all) World Sport for All Games, Jarkata, Indonesia.

Preservation of indigenous sports and recreation activities contributing to heritage of indigenous sport and recreation in South Africa.

The event is held in September coinciding with the heritage months’ celebrations in South Africa.

Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa (Custodian of event)
Limpopo Provincial Department of Sport arts and recreation
District municipalities
Local municipalities
Provincial Governments

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Contact

Simphiwe Mncube

Tel: (012) 304-5173

E-mail: simphiwe@srsa.gov.za

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