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Sport development receives R11m boost in Western Cape

Cultural Affairs and Sport MEC Anroux Marais. Picture: Ayanda Ndamane/African News Agency (ANA)

Cultural Affairs and Sport MEC Anroux Marais. Picture: Ayanda Ndamane/African News Agency (ANA)

Published May 26, 2022

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Cape Town – Sports federations and municipalities across the Western Cape have received R11 million for community projects in the coming year.

Cultural Affairs and Sport MEC Anroux Marais travelled across the province this month to hand over the funds.

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A total of R11 062 000 was handed over to sporting federations.

Regions received the following:

  • West Coast: R510 000
  • Overberg: R920 000
  • Cape Metro: R4 172 000
  • Eden: R2 975 000
  • Central Karoo: R560 000
  • Cape Winelands: R1 925 000

A further R2 049 000 was handed over to the Witzenberg, Stellenbosch and George municipalities to assist with upgrading existing facilities.

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Sporting clubs in the Club Development Programme also received equipment.

“As we build up to the 2023 Netball World Cup, we are supporting our sporting federations and municipalities in the work that they do to promote sport in their regions and in offering communities the opportunity to participate safely in sport. We are committed to ensuring the Western Cape becomes the centre of sporting excellence in the country,” Marais said.

The Netball World Cup 2023 will be held at the International Convention Centre, Cape Town, from July 28 to August 6 next year.

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The event, previously known as the World Netball Championships, will bring together the world’s top teams.

Cape Times

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