Netball World Cup to boost Cape Town economy by R68m

All eyes are on Cape Town today as the first-ever world cup on African soil starts.

The highly anticipated 2023 Netball World Cup is expected to contribute about R68m to Cape Town’s economy.

Taking place on African soil for the first time ever, the tournament starts today and will end at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on August 6.

South Africa will be competing against 16 countries for the prestigious trophy to become world champions. The SPAR Proteas will play their first match of the tournament against Wales at 18:00.

While all matches are being played in Cape Town, the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport has partnered with municipalities across the province to host public viewing centres so that residents everywhere can have access to watching the live matches.

“We encourage members of communities across the province to use these public viewing centres to support our SPAR Proteas as they compete for the World Cup. We have seen the unique atmospheres that these centres can bring at past events and we hope to see the same enthusiasm for this event! Thank you to all the municipalities for their support in hosting these centres,” Western Cape MEC for Cultural Affairs and Sport Anroux Marais said.

Details on tickets and travel packages and more information on the Netball World Cup 2023 are all available on the official tournament website.

Available centres:


  • Mossel Bay – Kwanonqaba Asla Park Thusong Centre
  • George – Rosemore Stadium
  • Bitou – Kurland Community Centre
  • Riversdale – Thusong Centre
  • Knysna – Safe Hub, White Location Community Centre

Central Karoo

  • Laingsburg – Thusong Centre
  • Beaufort West – Thusong Centre
  • Prince Albert – Sidwell Williams Hall


  • Swellendam – Thusong Centre
  • Caledon – Victoria Hall
  • Overstrand – Hermanus Hawston Thusong Centre

Cape Winelands

  • Langeberg – Kallie De Wet sport Field/hall
  • Paarl East – Thusong Centre (opens on July 29)
  • Witzenberg – Ceres

West Coast

  • Saldanha Bay Multi-Purpose Centre
  • Mooresberg – Rosenhof Community Hall
  • Malmesbury – Score Facility
  • Darling – Community Hall


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