WCPSC Colours policy


  • The Shield represents the safeguarding of all sporting codes.
  • Table Mountain is the most iconic landmark of the Western Cape Province and immediately identifies the logo as referencing the Western Cape in South Africa. As one of the New Seven Wonders of the World it symbolise the value not only to the Western Cape, but also to the world. Table Mountain (Khoikhoi: Hoerikwaggo, Afrikaans: Tafelberg) is overlooking and safeguarding the inland of the Western Cape Province as is the WCPSC doing with the sport fraternity of the Western Cape – a symbol of permanence in a world that is full of change. It is a symbol that reminds us that we are privileged enough to live in an incredible province with incredible assets, giving us hope for the future. Table Mountain forms part of the Cape Floral Region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is one of the richest areas for plants in the world symbolising diversity. The sturdiness of Table Mountain symbolises the anchor it plays in the ever-changing world.
  • Traditional Ribbon is a symbol of unity of the sporting community.
  • The Circle of Six is a stylized vector of sport figurines representing vibrant diversity, principles of equal opportunity, non-racialism and non-sexism among sportsmen and sportswomen.
  • The core colours of all 6 district sport councils are represented in the six stylized vector sport figurines.
  • The blue colour of the shield and ribbon is the core blue colour of the Western Cape Western Cape Province and the Provincial Sport Confederation.
    As a whole, the logo was designed to incorporate a single unified sporting unit, to be easy recognizable and a logo that appeals to all generations and cultures. The simplistic design style of the logo enables simple and easy application to various mediums such as clothing, medals, corporate documentation, etc – whether printed or electronic.

A new logo was mandated by the WCPSC Colours Commission in August 2015 to represent all Western Cape district sport councils. The new logo is an evolution which means that some elements of the old logo have been retained, while additional elements have been incorporated. The new elements are representative of the entire Western Cape umbrella sport body.

CORE COLOUR: Blue PMS 280 C EDEN Green PMS 3305 C
WEST COAST Powder Blue PMS 0821 C CAPE TOWN Royal Blue PMS 2935 C CAPE WINELANDS Black PMS 419 C OVERBERG Red PMS 1788 C
CENTRAL KAROO Classic Green PMS 361 C

The WCPSC is the custodian of the WC Colours and as such must protect the allocation and use of the colours. The WC Logo is the intellectual property of the WCPSC as it is in the process of being registered at CIPC by the WCPSC CC. The WCPSC CC is mandated to manage this function on behalf of the WCPSC. The route to be followed by members is as follows:

  1. Members and provincial federations must align their constitutions to requirements set out in WCPSC CC Colour Policy;
  2. Apply for the official use of the WCPSC logo and colours – only affiliated members in good standing with the WCPSC will be allowed to use the official logo and colours of the WC;
  3. The provincial federation/member must include in their application the following:
    • The reason and event this colours will be needed for;
    • Their colour allocation and control policy;
    • Their criteria for the allocation of colours;
    • Completed application form;
    • Their official supplier[s];
    • Code of conduct for the sport persons and officials;
  4. The WCPSC Colours Commission will then consider the application and will recommend the use by the provincial federation/member to the WCPSC EXCO;
  5. The colour codes will be supplied by the WCPSC CC to ensure that the correct colours are at all time be used for the production of the clothing gear. The WCPSC CC will also assist in the appointment of official suppliers in the districts in order to have better control and uniformity of all WC gear;
  6. A database for the allocation of WC colours must be kept by all provincial federations/ members and this must be send to the WCPSC CC that will upkeep a master database on all WCcolours allocation by its members;
  7. The WCPSC CC will strive to set uniform criteria for all sport codes and bring it more in line in order to protect the using of WC colours;
  8. The basis of the allocation of colours is that a sport person must have taken part for that provincial federation in the tournament he/she has been selected for;
  9. A copy of the final team selection [including the officials accompanying the team] must be handed to the WCPSC CC and WC TMC for scrutiny;
  10. A copy of the final team must also be handed to the official supplier and WCPSC sport gear will only be supplied to names on the official list;
  11. The supplier must keep a register of all the WCPSC sport gear supplied and this register must be submitted to the WCPSC CC on a monthly basis or by request;
  12. Each sport person/official must hand in a letter or card of recommendation by his/her provincial federation to the official supplier before obtaining the sport gear. This will also be in force with the re-allocation of colours;
  13. Each recipient of WCPSC colours must sign the official WC code of conduct that must be handed to them on selection for the team. The team management will take responsibility for the behaviour of the team members and officials;
  14. The WCPSC as the custodian and owner of the WCPSC Logo will have the right to withhold or refuse the use of the official logo on all sport gear if members don’t adhere to this policy;
  15. The official gear will consist of the following:
    • Dark blue/navy blue sport blazer with the official WC logo
    • Dark blue/navy blue tie
  16. WC logo with the name of the sport code underneath the scroll. No variation will be allowed [see examples];
  17. The use of sponsor logos of sponsor names must not exceed the dimensions of their respective national federations:
  18. The colour codes will be available from the WCPSC Colours Commission.


The CODE OF CONDUCT applies to all who participate in the Western Cape Sports Arena. The WESTERN CAPE [WC] consists of the affiliated District Sport Councils of Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Central Karoo, Eden, Overberg & West Coast.

• Sportsmen
• Sportswomen
• Coaches
• Managers
• Any other officials
• Any person or persons accompanying the team.

Once Western Cape colours are bestowed and accepted, all participants are bound by the CODE OF CONDUCT.
2.2 Representing the Western Cape is an honour reserved for the selected and the ultimate honour would be victory.
2.3 Participants are ambassadors of the Western Cape and as such must behave in an exemplary manner and must be a credit to the Western Cape.
3.1 Guidelines have been compiled to serve as broad criteria for all those involved in representative participation in order to ensure –
• basic uniformity,
• group unity,
• discipline
• friendly and comfortable disposition within the group or team.
3.2 WC Sport Federations within the WCPSC must ensure that team management consists of seasoned and responsible adults who can provide the necessary guidance to young and or inexperienced team members, especially if participants are travelling for the first time.
3.3. Each WC Sport Federation must have a Code of Conduct.
3.4 Every participant shall, during all events and at all times while participating in the sport arena conduct themselves in a true sportsman-like manner. These provisions apply to each participants conduct while within the precincts of each venue or site of the tournament, as well as at any official event or function related to the tournament, including while travelling and while wearing the official colours.
3.4.1 PUNCTUALITY must be adhered to.
3.4.2 DRESS – must conform to the standards as set out by the Western Cape Provincial Sport Confederation Colours Commission. The official dress of the team should be worn at departure and arrival and at official receptions.
3.4.3 LEAVING THE PREMISES OF THE SPORTS VENUE – may only be allowed with the permission of the team management.
3.4.4 CEREMONIES – Opening and Closing Ceremonies must be attended with due respect to all speakers and organisers.
3.4.5 CONDUCT especially when travelling – bad language, rowdy behaviour, singing of vulgar songs will not be permitted. Participants and persons accompanying the team, must respect fellow travellers and must be well behaved in public places, at venues, towards staff or hosts and respect the persons and property of others.
3.4.6 UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT – participants shall at all times conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner and give due regard to the authority of officials and the rights of opponents, spectators and others. If such violation occurs during a event (including a warm-up) the participants shall be subject to disciplinary action.
3.4.7 AUDIBLE OBSCENITY – participants may not use words commonly known and understood to be profane and uttered clearly and loudly enough to be heard by others. This would be considered a violation of the Code of Conduct.
3.4.8 VISIBLE OBSCENITY – participants may not make obscene gestures of any kind. This would also be considered a violation of the Code of Conduct.
3.4.9 VISIBLE OBSCENITIES – on clothing or any equipment of participants or persons accompanying the participants would also be considered a violation of the Code of Conduct.
3.4.10 VERBAL ABUSE – participants and persons travelling with the team, shall not at any time directly or indirectly verbally abuse any official, opponent, sponsor, spectator or other person while representing the Western Cape, while wearing the Western Cape Colours or while travelling with the Western Cape team. Verbal abuse is defined as a statement about an official, opponent, sponsor, spectator or other person that implies dishonesty or is derogatory, insulting or otherwise abusive.
3.4.11 PHYSICAL AND SEXUAL ABUSE – participants or persons travelling with the team, may not at any time physically or sexually abuse any official, opponent, spectator or other person. Physical and sexual abuse is the unauthorised touching of or sexual advances to an official, opponent, spectator or any other person.
3.4.12 SUBSTANCE ABUSE – by participants and persons accompanying the team will be regarded as a violation of the Code of Conduct and can lead to disciplinary action.
3.4.13 DRUGS, and the use thereof, will not be tolerated. Subscription drugs must be checked for content. The WADA code will apply and must be adhered to.
3.4.14 ALCOHOL abuse will not be permitted.
3.4.15 TOBACCO use while wearing Western Cape Colours will not be permitted.

4.1 Any disciplinary action taken by a District Sport Federation must be reported to the Western Cape Provincial Sport Confederation Colours Commission.
4.2 The Western Cape Provincial Sport Confederation Colours Commission reserves the right to implement:

5.1 If the Code of Conduct is infringed, disciplinary steps, in the discretion of the WC
Sport Federation and the Western Cape Provincial Sport Confederation Colours Commission may be taken against such participant.
5.2 A participant may by suspended on violation of any grounds appearing under any items as set out above in the Code of Conduct.
5.3 The Western Cape Provincial Sport Confederation Colours Commission reserves the right to withdrew Western Cape colours which have been awarded to any participant, on any violation of the Code of Conduct.
5.4 The Western Cape Provincial Sport Confederation Colours Commission reserves the right to revise the outcome of any Disciplinary Action taken by any WC Sport Federation.

6.1.1 Step 1: A participant or other party must lodge a complaint with their WC Sport Federation. The WC Sport Federation must inform the Western Cape Provincial Sport Confederation Colours Commission.
6.1.2 Step 11: If no satisfactory decision is reached the participant or other party may lodge a complaint with the Western Cape Provincial Sport Confederation Colours Commission.
6.1.3 Step III: If the matter is still not satisfactorily settled, the participant or other party may lodge a complaint with the Western Cape Provincial Sport Confederation.
6.1.4 Step IV: If still no satisfaction is reached, the matter will be referred to the WC Arbitration Forum for final decision.
According to SASCOC policy, all sport related issues of dispute must be kept out of civil court as far as possible for no funds from government will be used for these cases.