Speech: Deputy Minister - 2nd International Sport and Development Congress - 2 Dec 2011

I am impressed with the noble mission of the Centre, namely to contribute to the understanding and advancement of sport as a tool for development in South Africa through high quality research, teaching, community engagement and new technologies and the application of sport science to advance the physical, social and economic development and well-being of South African and African communities. I have also taken keen interest in some of the research studies undertaken by the Centre of Excellence for Sport Sciences and Development. Information emanating from these research studies could be relevant to the work of my Department. Here I refer to research projects such as: Effects of 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup on local communities in South Africa; Sport and community well-being in rural communities; Sport as a tool for Nation Building and Peace; A Governance framework for Development through Sport; Sport and the environment and & inter-culturalism; and Sport, Recreation and Community Development, focusing on leadership, capacity building and sustainability. Ladies and Gentleman, a very important topic, as we desperately need to build a strong leadership corps in South African sport at all the different levels of the development continuum.

: 05 December 2011
: Deputy Minister Gert Oosthuizen
: 2011
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: 5
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: Speech

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