Neo Ntsoma, Indigenous Games, from PRIVATE 36 – AFRIKA
This is what began as an initiative by South African Department of Sports and Creation to revive the games once played by former generations, mine included. An initiative that was launched in 2001, in order to raise interest and participation in social activities/games/sports that have been engaged in by our people for centuries, but have now been overshadowed by what is referred to as mainstream sport activities.
These games aim to inspire hope in young people, and particularly in the children. They are linked to the traditions of a cultural group, they have a local origin and have been influenced by historical, environmental, social and cultural circumstances.