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With South Africa hosting the 2023 Netball World Cup (NWC), Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, has announced the NWC board.

Addressing a media briefing on Tuesday, the Minister said the Cape Town International Convention Centre will host the 2023 NWC from 17 July to 8 August 2023.

South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) Chief Operations Officer, Patience Shikwambana, has been appointed chairperson of the board.

Other board members include:

  • City of Cape Town Councillor, Jean-Pierre (JP) Smith: Member of the Mayoral committee;
  • Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport Chief Director – Sport and Recreation, Dr Lyndon Bouah;
  • President – Netball Africa and Member of International Netball Federation (INF), Cecilia Molokwane;
  • Netball SA CEO, Blanche de le Guerre and
  • Department of Sport, Arts and Culture Deputy Director General: Recreation Development and Sport Promotion Sumayya Khan.

The responsibilities of the board include:

• Strategic overall guidance and compliance.

• Approval of all contractual obligations.

• Finalization of an Organisational structure for the OC.

• Financial oversight to ensure continued solvency of the OC.

• Approval of all requisite policies.

• Overall project coordination and reporting.


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