Deputy Minister: 21 Years of Sport Management - 13 May 2010

Thank you for inviting the Ministry to address you at such a significant milestone in the history of the Department of Sport and Movement Studies and UJ Sport. It is indeed acknowledged that your flagship programme has been, and hopefully will continue to be, Sport Management. Twenty one years in this field where you were the pioneers is a wonderful achievement and one that has made ripples in the field of sport sciences and education across our country and beyond. Let me therefore take this opportunity to congratulate the University of Johannesburg, the Department of Sport and Movement Studies, and UJ Sport on a profound achievement. We are proud of your contribution to the development and professionalization of the discipline of Sport Management in South Africa, and to Sport in general. We all know that one of the greatest challenges facing us in South Africa is the lack of professional sport administrators and managers. Far too large a proportion of our sport bodies are managed by volunteers, who in most cases have the passion but not the professional preparation to provide the required leadership. In this regard, your early vision and track record of preparing high calibre diplomates, graduates and post-graduates is acknowledged. In this period you have also produced hundreds of regional, provincial and national caps in a wide range of sports.

Date
: 01 June 2010
Author
: Deputy Minister: Gert Oosthuizen
Year
: 13 May 2010
Publication
: Deputy Minister: 21 Years of Sport Management - 13 May 2010
Media Type
: Speech
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