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25/07/2016

THE decline of women participation in sport and the reasons for certain sports getting more support than others are among the issues for discussion at the first sport transformation indaba at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) today (Monday, 25 July).

The indaba hosted by Madibaz Sport aims to discuss an equal opportunity for all through sport.

Other issues include:

  • How the National Sport and Recreation Plan is linked to transformation in the higher education institution sector
  • The national and provincial status of transformation
  • The status of transformation of sport at NMMU
  • The role of other stakeholders such as the Department of Basic Education, the Department of Culture, Arts, Sport and Recreation, municipalities. Provincial and national federations (SRSA and Sascoc) in the transformation of sport in the Eastern Cape; and
  • The role of high performance focus areas in the transformation of sport.

Madibaz Sport Director Yoliswa Lumka said the idea was to have an honest discussion about sport at NMMU and to get feedback from the students and other stakeholders. And thereafter to develop a sports charter and a strategic plan for going forward.

She also said that stakeholders will also be informed about what NMMU is busy with and where the university is with transformation in sport. The event is also important for organisations and the people who affect sport in the Eastern Cape.

“It is crucial that the views of students are incorporated in everything that we do as a university,” she said.

The indaba is also to educate other institutions of higher education on how to manage their sport codes and showcase statistically how much NMMU is committed to transformation, Yoliswa said.

  • The event takes place at the Goldfields Auditorium, North Campus, from 5pm to 9pm.

Contact information
Mrs Debbie Derry
Deputy Director: Communication
Tel: 041 504 3057
debbie.derry@mandela.ac.za