Draft National Sport Plan Released for Comment
The National Department of Sport and Recreation recently released its Draft National Sport Plan for comment. Sport and recreation bodies, as well as the general public, are invited to comment.
The National Sport and Recreation Plan is aimed at broadening the base of participation in sport and recreation in South Africa and focuses on the following strategic areas:
- The importance of offering sport and recreation in all schools within South Africa and ensuring that physical education is compulsory and implemented in all schools.
- The participation of the masses of our people in sport and recreation activities through dedicated and customised mass-based programmes and projects. Grassroots sports programmes such as modified sport will be an important foundation for sporting codes. Mass participation initiatives will also include the organisation of annual national youth camps to keep young people active, interested in life with increased self-esteem, promote patriotism and a strong sense of citizenship among young people.
- The enhancement of healthy lifestyles through the provision of recreation programmes.
- The contribution of the sport and recreation sector to job creation.
A provincial consultative process to which all relevant stakeholders have been invited is currently taking place as follows:
- WP Sport Indaba
Date: 28 June
Venue: Strand Street Towers Hotel
- SWD Sport Indaba
Date: 8 July
Venue: George Municipal Buildings
- West Coast Indaba
Date: 2 July
The above regional indabas will culminate in the Provincial Sport Indaba which will be held on 16 July at the University of the Western Cape. A copy of the Draft National Sport Plan can be found at the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport and Recreation website.
Queries can be directed to:
Mr Bennett Bailey
Tel: 021 483 9631
Head of Communication
Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport
Tel: 021 483 9514
Fax: 021 483 9521
Cell: 079 990 4231