EThekwini Metro claim KZN Indigenous Games victory


EThekwini Metro has been crowned overall champions of the 2018 KwaZulu-Natal Indigenous Games after beating other 10 Districts during the provincial games in Newcastle, in northern KwaZulu-Natal this weekend.

These games were held at Newcastle’s Arbor Park Grounds under the Amajuba District starting on Friday-Saturday, 10 August -11 August 2018.

EThekwini collected a total of 22 overall points which shows an improvement from last year’s 3rd position with 16 points. King Cetshwayo took second place with 19 points decreasing from last year’s 1st place with 22 points. The persistent UMgungundlovu took the third place with a stagnant 17 points similar to last year’s.

The KZN Department of Sport and Recreation in partnership with KZN Indigenous Games Council promotes the development, nurturing and preservation of the Indigenous Games as part of efforts to encourage social cohesion, nation building and active and healthy lifestyles.

The games also served as selections for the KZN team to participate in the National Indigenous Games to be held in Limpopo in September. KwaZulu-Natal has won the national championships seven (7) consecutive times.

MEC for Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation, Bongi Sithole-Moloi urged the organisers to ensure that all races are represented in these games.

“Going forward I would love to see Indians, Coloureds and Whites visibly represented, playing their very own race indigenous games and showing that KZN is a Province that is rich in diversity. The main aim of hosting these games is to achieve social cohesion and this must be demonstrated by the participation of all groups,” she said.

MEC Sithole-Moloi also emphasized the importance of encouraging more youth to participate in the games and other sport activities as they help in building their character.

“As the Department of Sport and Recreation we will continue in our efforts to build more sports facilities closer to communities so that our youth can be able to play different sport codes, including indigenous games,” she said.

President of the KwaZulu-Natal Indigenous Games Council, Sbu Dlamini said they were happy with the high standard of competition displayed by the teams from different districts.

“We look forward to select a strong team that will represent our province in the national games and we are confident that we will once again do well against other provinces,” he said.

Overall results

1st EThekwini Metro (22 points)

2nd King Cetshwayo District (19 points)

3rd Umgungundlovu District (17 points)

4th Umzinyathi District (9 points)

5th Umkhanyakude District (7 Points)

Results per code


  1. EThekwini
  2. King Cetshwayo
  3. Ilembe


  1. EThekwini
  2. Umkhanyakude
  3. Ilembe

Drie stokkies

  1. EThekwini
  2. Umgungundlovu
  3. King Cetshwayo


  1. Uthukela
  2. Umgungundlovu
  3. King Cetshwayo

Juskei (development)

  1. Umkhanyakude
  2. Umzinyathi
  3. Ilembe


  1. Ugu
  2. King Cetshwayo
  3. Amajuba


  1. King Cetswayo
  2. Amajuba
  3. Umgungundlovu


  1. Zululand
  2. Umzinyathi
  3. Harry Gwala


  1. Umgungundlovu
  2. Amajuba
  3. Ethekwini

Khokho (males)

  1. EThekwini
  2. King Cetshwayo
  3. Umzinyathi

Khokho (Females)

  1. Umgungundlovu
  2. King Cetshwayo
  3. EThekwini


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