Eastern Cape Sport and Recreation Awards in recognition of provincial sporting excellence
The Department hosted the much-anticipated Sport and Recreation Achievers Awards in collaboration with the Eastern Cape Sport Confederation, Buffalo City Metro Municipality and strategic partners such as Old Mutual, Joma Sports and Hollywood Bets. The red carpet rolled out on the 22nd of September 2023, at the East London International Conversion Centre.
The awards recognised and celebrated individuals, federations and teams who excelled both on and off the field for the period 1st June 2022 to 30 July 2023.
The Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture received 149 nominations from 31 federations, which included district sport federations, school sport structures and media houses, with most nominees coming from the Nelson Mandela Metro.
“It’s all systems go for the awards, and we are excited to welcome the awardees and host our guests for the evening, which will include Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Zizi Kodwa and Deputy Minister Nocawe Mafu.”
“Through these awards, we want to encourage community members, especially the young people that when they participate in sporting activities they can be healthy and this could also be a prospective career, similar to the finalists that will be awarded tomorrow,” said MEC Nonceba Kontsiwe, ahead of the awards ceremony.