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Celebrating now over 70 years of the Tygerberg International Eisteddfod

The Tygerberg International Eisteddfod was established in 1947 by Mr Japie Cloete.  It was initially known as the Tygerberg Northern Suburbs Eisteddfod.  In later years the name was changed to Tygerberg Eisteddfod.  In 1999 it was decided to make it accessible for international participation and it was then renamed to become the Tygerberg International Eisteddfod (TIE).

The Tygerberg International Eisteddfod was established in 1947 and celebrated its 70th last year in 2017.  A competition was launched to find a suitable name to celebrate our festivities that year and the winner was  Ms Rut Prinsloo, a teacher at Jan Kriel School who came up with the name, Jabulani.  This is a Zulu word meaning “rejoice” and that is exactly what we ww did last year.  Jabulani is often used as a first name.  Jabulani is also the name of a suburb in Soweto.  It is also the title of a song sung by PJ Powers.  Adidas Jabulani was also the ball used during the 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa.

 

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