AfriForum Youth’s Boerspitus


Boerspitus is as original as the name sounds: It is a combination of boeresport, spitbraai and cantus. This tradition, which creates opportunities for students and young people from across the country to get together once a year, was founded in April 2016 by AfriForum Youth’s Kovsies branch. The idea stems from the Universities of the Free State and the North-West University’s Potchefstroom campus’s managements abolishing Intervarsity – a tradition going back 70 years.

Boerspitus is an opportunity to celebrate in Afrikaans and to have fun in your own culture. There are two categories in which you can participate as a team:

  1. Tertiary institutions (universities, hostels or colleges); and
  2. Towns and/or cities.

You can of course also attend Boerspitus as a spectator!

This year’s weekend programme entails:

Friday 8 October:
19:30 for 20:00 – Cantus

Saturday 9 October:
09:00 – Boeresport
13:00 – Floating in the river
17:00 – Spitbraai
19:00 – Prize-giving ceremony and performance by a guest artist

Sunday 10 October:
08:00 – Busses return


There are different weekend packages to suit your wallet. Click here for more information and to sign up.

Buy your ticket here.

Fun from previous years

Watch some highlights from the weekend here.