Speech - Deputy Minister: School Sport with Provincial Counterparts - 9 & 10 March 2009

It gives me great pleasure to address you today at the beginning of your 2-day workshop to assess the state of school sport and the way forward. Almost 4 years ago to the day, the Ministers of Sport and Recreation and Education signed the framework of collaboration on school sport. The foundation of this agreement is, and I quote: “There is consensus between the Ministries of Education and Sport and Recreation that the transformation of school sport in ordinary public schools is embedded in the transformation of sport and recreation in the entire country. Similarly, the transformation of sport and recreation in South Africa is integral to the overall transformation of the South African society. Sport and recreation are important vehicles for building a transformed, non-racial, non-sexist society, united in diversity. Sport and recreation are catalysts in the promotion of national reconciliation, social cohesion and national identity.”

Date
: 01 June 2010
Author
: Deputy Minister: Gert Oosthuizen
Year
: 9 and 10 March 2009
Publication
: Deputy Minister: School Sport with Provincial Counterparts - 9 & 10 March 2009
Media Type
: Speech
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