Commonwealth Games of 2022


The Commonwealth Games of 2022 will be coming to the City of Durban.

President of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), Gideon Sam said: “I stand before you today an extremely proud South African. We are ready to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, for the very first time on African soil, in Durban South Africa in 2022.”

Whilst hosting the games in Africa for the first time will give the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) the opportunity to showcase its values about humanity through the South African story, the core theme is around inspiring young Africans to take charge of their destiny and make their home liveable and caring.

The opportunity to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Durban would be a catalyst and a game changer in the lives of many ordinary people.

How the 2022 Commonwealth Games positively affect South Africans:

  • Promoting sport amongst the youth towards nation      building and uplifting individual lives and therefore transforming      communities
  • Promoting social cohesion as envisaged in the National      Development Plan by getting our people to share social spaces
  • Promoting brand South Africa for economic development      purposes impacting on industries such as tourism
  • Accelerating rate of development and the execution of      intended development plans in the country.

In total, international visitors are expected to contribute up to R12 billion in direct expenditure.

The 2022 Commonwealth Games is expected to deliver up to R20 billion in output to the economy, translating into an additional R11 billion GDP growth.