Speech: Minister - Meeting of the Minister and Members of Provincial Executive Councils (MINMEC) on Sport and Recreation

As we all know the Ministry of Sport and Recreation is hosting a National Sport and Recreation Indaba to reconstruct and revitalize the sport and recreation sector for an active and winning nation, improving the lives of all South Africans. Indeed, in contributing to an inclusive citizenship the sport and recreation sector involves “more than just playing”; under the theme ‘from policy to practice – not just another Indaba’. It is not just another indaba because we are reminded by the 2008 National Sport Indaba. In this regard, we would like to inform MINMEC as we did so to Parliament that: “On the 09 – 10 October 2008 Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA), the South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and the broader sport and recreation movement met at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre in KwaZulu Natal to pause and take stock on the road traversed since the establishment of the fully blooded Sport and Recreation department in the history of the Republic of South Africa (RSA) and at the same time craft a wayforward for the transformation of the sport system in the Republic under the theme “From Mass Mobilisation to Excellence – Improving the Integration and Organisation of Sport”.

Date
: 24 November 2011
Author
: Minister Fikile Mbalula
Year
: 2011
Publication Page
: 9
Media Type
: Speech
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