The Department of ACSR recently organized an intensive training camp for Team North West in Klerksdorp. From the 20th to the 22nd of September, dedicated athletes from our region gathered to sharpen their skills, strategize, and foster team spirit. This preparatory camp is crucial, as Team North West will be proudly representing our province at the National Indigenous Games Festival later this month.
Image: The Go-To Guy Creations
Destination: KwaZulu Natal, Durban
The highly anticipated National Indigenous Games Festival is set to take place in KwaZulu Natal, Durban, from the 24th to the 29th of September 2023. Teams from various provinces will compete, showcasing their prowess in a range of traditional games, fostering cultural exchange and celebrating the rich tapestry of indigenous games that South Africa has to offer.
A Glimpse into the Indigenous Games
For those unfamiliar with the indigenous games, here's a quick guide to what you can expect:
Dibeke: A ball game with roots in African tradition.
Kho - Kho: Also known as "Frot", this game is all about chasing and tagging.
Khati: Familiar to many as "Skipping", this game involves jumping over a rope.
Diketo: A game where players toss and catch stones.
Ncuva: Known locally as "Moruba", this is a strategy board game.
Intonga: Often referred to as "Stick fighting", it's a martial art form practiced traditionally.
Morabaraba: Called "Mmela" in some regions, it's another strategic board game.
Jukskei: A game where players aim to hit a target using wooden pins.
Driestokkies: A rhythmic game involving three sticks.
A Call to Support
Team North West has put in a lot of effort to prepare for the upcoming festival, and they are ready to showcase the best of our province. The community is encouraged to support the team, either by following their journey online or by attending the festival in Durban.
Let's rally behind our representatives and cheer them on as they aim for victory!
Here's wishing Team North West the very best at the National Indigenous Games Festival 2023. Go, make us proud!