Media Advisory
Attention: Editors and Journalists
Tuesday, 17 October 2023

BRICS GAMES 2023 OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY, DURBAN

The National Department of Sport, Arts and Culture in collaboration with the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government invites the members of the media to the 5th BRICS Games official opening ceremony. The ceremony will take place on today, the 17th of October 2023 at the Olive Convention Centre, Durban, in KwaZulu Natal.

The 5th edition of BRICS Games will see young athletes aged between U/19 & U/21 across BRICS nations battling for various media honours within five (5) sporting codes namely, Swimming (Kings Park Swimming Pool), Badminton (UKZN Old Mutual Sports Hall), Table Tennis (UKZN Westville Campus Indoor Hall), Tennis (Curro Hillcrest High School), Beach Volleyball (Bay of Plenty). All these games will be played simultaneously across the venues between 09:00 – 18:00.

Following the BRICS leaders’ recommendation, the 2023 BRICS Games will be an expanded championship programme which will see more sporting and the inclusion of Paralympians in the code of tennis for the first time at the games. The opening ceremony will officially unveil competing teams from all the BRICS nations.

The Official Opening Ceremony will unfold as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 17 October 2023.
Times: 17h00
Venues: Olive Convention Centre, Durban in KwaZulu-Natal.

RSVPs:
Madimetja Moleba | Email: madimetjam@dsac.gov.za | Cell: 066 301 4675 / (Call & WhatsApp).

For other media enquiries:

Ms Zimasa Velaphi (DSAC Head of Communication and Marketing) | Email: ZimasaV@dsac.gov.za | Cell: 072 172 8925

Mr Thabo Mofokeng (KZNDSAC Head of Communication) | Email: Thabo.Mofokeng@kzndsac.gov.za | Cell: 082 731 7456

Mr Nathi Olifant: Media Liaison Officer, KZN MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture | Email: naolifant@gmail.com | Cell: 072 292 2502

Issued by the National Department of Sport, Arts and Culture in collaboration with the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government

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