Northern Cape Business 2021-22

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The Kimberley Diamond Cup is a premier showcase for amateur and professional skateboarding and the goal is to have it declared an Olympics qualifier event. In the Covid-19 environment, the exciting locals-only competition, Skateboarding for Hope, took centre stage. This event is a precursor for a series of hybrid events which will take place across the province and the country as a build-up for the finals planned for later in 2021. Follow us on https://www.facebook.com/KDCSKATE/ Please watch our online channels for further updates and how to best follow and engage with Skateboarding for Hope and #TheRealKDC. For more details on what the Northern Cape has to offer see:

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The main event was dominated by Kimberley skaters, with Simphiwe Kheswa winning the men’s title and R25 000. Boipelo Owuah walked away with the

women’s honours in a tight shootout with Natalie Bramley. Developing local talent and creating opportunity proved the driving force with all prize money benefitting local board riders. South Africa’s big names were there to judge – the Adams brothers as well as Brandon Valjalo and Jean-Marc Johannes. Moses Adams said the event was , “A major success for skateboarding in South Africa.” The Northern Cape is now the definitive home of extreme sport in South Africa and has the proven credentials and events that can attest to that status. Skateboarding for Hope brought a new broadcast format too, streaming content live and direct to its communities on a variety of platforms and formats.