Special Feature

South African Games 2004

A wonderful experience for Buffalo City, the Eastern Cape and South Africa is presented from the 22 to 26 March 2004 when the second SA Games will be held in East London, at venues around Buffalo City Municipality. Teams arrive in the city on 21 March 2004, with the opening ceremony taking place at the Absa Stadium on 22 March 2004. A spectacular ceremony, depicting the diversity of the Eastern Cape Province will be on show. A craft fair, showing a variety of crafts, will be held at the beachfront during the Games. Plan now to support "today's youth, tomorrow's stars".

Featured stories

EL museum gets SA Games logo
The designer of the 2nd South Africa Games logo has donated the colourful buffalo head representation to the city's museum.
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All winners at SA Games
Though Gauteng emerged the official winner at the week-long South Africa Games held in Buffalo City, the goal of identifying world-class talent was the ultimate prize. Read more

Minister hands shoes to Gompo community
Sports minister Ngconde Balfour took time off from attending the various events at the 2nd South Africa Games in Buffalo City to hand over a donation of sports shoes to the local community of Gompo township. Read more

SA Games begin
The 2nd South Africa Games opened with a flourish in East London on Monday night, amid dazzling dancing and a spectacular fireworks display. Read more

BC to host spectacular SA Games
The countdown has begun to the South Africa Games in Buffalo City, and organisers are promising a dazzling show. Read more

Improvements cost city R16,5m
Buffalo City has spent R16,5-million on upgrading the sport facilities that will be used during the South African Games in the city in March. Read more

Gearing up for a warm welcome
About 20 volunteers recently took part in a training course to ensure that they will be able to offer the 5 000 participants expected in East London for the SA Games in March a well-organised welcome. Read more

SA Games will showcase city
Buffalo City will be on display when South Africa's finest young athletes descend on the city in April 2004 for the SA Games. Read more

City spruces up for SA Games
More than R16-million is being spent on upgrading and developing facilities in Buffalo City, which will play host to the SA Games in April next year. Read more

Facelift for city's facilities
Buffalo City's sporting facilities are being upgraded ahead of the South African Games, which will be held in the city in April next year. Read more

Mayor launches SA Games
The logo for next year's South African Games - unveiled at an official function in the East London City Hall this week to launch the event - reflect both the country and Buffalo City, said Councillor Sindiswa Gomba, chairperson of the Games. Read more


Ms S Gomba
Loc Chairperson
(043) 742-6697
(082) 327-0154

Mr ML Makanda
Project Manager
(043) 722-2676
(082) 459-1619

Sharief Gamiet
Assistant Project Manager
(043) 742-6256
(083) 601-7602

What do you think?
Do you think the city is ready for the Games? Are you participating in the event? Will you be supporting the Games? Email your views to us at Jenny@bigmedia.co.za and we'll let the city know what you think.

 Contact details

Postal Address
PO Box 1959
East London

(043) 742-6256/7

(043) 742-6255


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 Fact file

22 to 26 March 2004

Buffalo City
Click here for a full list of venues and facilities

The following sports codes will be represented at the Games: Netball, soccer, rugby sevens, athletics, goal ball, gymnastics, hockey, cricket, tennis, table tennis, boxing, swimming and golf.

All nine provinces will take part.

Opening ceremony
22 March 2004, Absa Stadium

Buffalo City Executive Mayor Sindisile Maclean and Eastern Cape MEC for Sports, Arts and Culture Nosimo Balindlela show off the flag for the Games at the event's launch on 25 November 2003.

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 Useful links:
Buffalo City Tourism
Eastern Cape Provincial Government
Daily Dispatch
Border Kei Chamber of Business
East Cape Development Corporation
Buffalo City Development Agency

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