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Organizing Federation National Traditional Wrestling Federation of South Africa
Contact person Hoosain Narker, P.O. Box 117, Retreat, 7965, South Africa
Office: Suite 5 B, 5 Fauna Road, Steenberg, 7945, South Africa

Telephone:   +27  21 701 1701


Place Cape Town, South Africa
Date May 18th – 19th,  2017
Venue Muslim Assembly Camp Site in Strandfontein
Number of mats 2
Invited Countries African countries
Cost of participation Each participant must have or purchase the United World Wrestling annual license. If a license is being purchased – please present one ID photo, a copy of your passport and the United World Wrestling medical certificate. The License price is 100 € (Euro) or 110$
Age group Senior
Arrival of the delegations Monday, 15th May 2017
Technical Clinic Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th, May
Competition Thursday 18th May & Friday 19th May

The festival will include competitions of:

Alysh                   Men: -70, -80, -90, +90 (free style)

Turkmen Goresh Men:  -70, -80, +80 (classic style)

Women:   60, 65, +65 (classic style)

Kazakh Kuresi     Men  70, 80, +80

Koluchstyl            Men: -70, -80, +80

Women: 60, 65, +65

Departure of the delegations Saturday/Sunday 20th/21st May
Muslim Assembly Campsite & Rotary Campsite in Strandfontein
Distance to closest international airport Cape Town International Airport. 20 Km (20 minutes)
Hotel “Fountains Hotel”

1 St Georges Mall, 8001 – Cape Town – South Africa

Telephone:   (27) 021 408 9100


Distance to closest international airport Cape Town International Airport.     20 Km (20 minutes)



Monday 15.05. 2017
09:00 – 21:00
The arrival of sport teams

Tuesday 16.05.2017
9.00 – 13.00: Sight-seeing tours for technical team
17:00 – 21:00 Technical Training

Wednesday 17.03.2017
9.00 – 13.00: Sight-seeing tours for technical team
17:00 – 21:00 Technical Training
Credentials committee
Medical examination,
Weight –In

Thursday 18.05.2017
Elimination rounds and repechage
Opening Ceremony

Friday 19.05.2017
16:00-18:30 Finals
18:30-19:00 Award Ceremony
20:00 Farewell Dinner

09:00 (Breakfast) Departure of the delegations


Contact by

E-mail: info@wrestling-africa.org

Tel: +27 21 7011701 or Mobile: +27 82 369 6904




Hoosain Narker
President of African Federation
Traditional Wrestling


“Dangal” Wrestles Against Stereotypes, Pins Down the Details

By Tim Foley                                                                   January 12, 2017 – 23:35

NEW YORK (January 12) –  Based on true events, “Dangal” tells the story Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters Geeta and Babita as they struggle against societal norms and institutional corruption to pursue a dream of becoming world-class wrestlers.

The movie opens with Mahavir (Aamir Khan) as a young man forced to quit the sport of wrestling to take on a paying job and raise a family. Having only achieved national prominence, Mahavir in dogged by this decision, largely because as a competitor he was unable to reach his goal of winning an international medal for India.

Mahavir has some hope rekindled when he finds out his wife is pregnant. He hopes for the birth of a boy, but his wife Daya (Sakshi Tanwar) delivers a girl named Geeta. Next it’s Babita and then two more girls.

Knowing that girls in India don’t wrestle, Mahavir is sidelines his aspirations of coaching a wrestler capable of winning an international medal. Depressed, the former wrestler is left to sulk until a fateful incident proves that girls – specifically Geeta and Babita – are also capable of being wrestlers. The trio immediately embarks on their journey to international success, navigating 5am workouts, restrictive dieting and a traditional Indian society less-than-welcoming of female wrestlers.

Mahavir is obsessed with his children’s success and while the audience is taken through his story by the comedic narration of his brother Omkara (Aparshakti Khurrana) there is an underlying selfishness that seems to distract from Geeta and Babita’s struggles. Though it seems odd to exalt the sacrifices of a man during a movie about women overcoming obstacles, the role of the male advocate proves to be essential in taking on established power structures.