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2SPORT AND RECREATION PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE
27 February 2001
MINISTERIAL BRIEFING; SCORE PRESENTATION
Chairperson: Ms N R Bhengu
Ministerial Briefing (see Appendix 1)
Presentation by SCORE (see Appendix 2)
The Minister briefed the Committee on the Boxing Bill, the improvement of sport performance, and National Lottery proceeds, amongst other issues. A major task facing the Department is to link the development of sport and recreation with poverty relief. This will be addressed by developing sport facilities in previously disadvantaged areas. In this way, people can take ownership and responsibility for their facilities. He asserted that there is no conflict in the President of the National Olympic Committee of South Africa serving as Ministerial Advisor.
Legislative programme for 2001
The Minister, Mr Ngconde Balfour, stated that the Boxing Bill as introduced last year had been withdrawn not because it was unconstitutional but due to it being a mixed Bill. It was tagged as applicable to both sections 75 and 76 of the Constitution, thereby causing a lot of confusion. The Ministry decided to split the Bill and process the aspects relevant to section 75 (national) for the time being. Those parts relevant to section 76 (provincial) would be considered later.
Drug free sport
The Minister noted that the use of performance-enhancing substances in all sporting codes is illegal and should be taken very seriously. The Ministry wants the Institute for Drug Free Sport to tighten its testing measures even if federations have their own testing systems. This will include out of sport testing and random testing. It would look at what penalties will be given to habitual offenders.
Minister Balfour clarified that the argument between himself and Mr Sam Ramsamy of the Natympic Committee of South Africa (NOCSA) was not about the performance of the South African Olympic team, but about the improvement of performance in all South African African African African sport. He said the Ministerial Task Team, of which Mr Ramsamy has been appointed Ministerial Advisor, will look at this issue very seriously. The Ministry has to look also at how to award national colors to encourage high performance in South African sport.
National Lottery Proceeds
The Minister said the bias in the distribution of lottery funds would be towards rural areas. Sport and Recreation would not receive less than ten percent of the national lottery funds.
Minister Balfour said he would ensure that the money allocated for the development of sporting facilities is not used for hiring consultants. He referred to these as “so-called experts who come from outside telling people what they should do”. The money must benefit local people who will be employed in the construction and maintenance of these facilities. This programme will target rural areas where there are no sporting facilities. People should come together and decide what facilities they want in their area, and doing it they will ensure that people have “something to eat”. The Minister said this is intended to benefit families, not individuals. He repeated that no outside contractors should do it on their behalf. People from the Sport Commission would be available to assist them whenever they need help.
Mr Stefan Howells introduced SCORE (the Sport Coaches’ Outreach) as a non-governmental, non-profit organisation aimed at developing communities through sport and recreation. He noted that they have been recruiting volunteers from abroad to encourage youth in different sports.
The Chairperson told Mr Howell that the Committee would like to look at the presentation document thoroughly in their own time. They will then make a formal invitation to SCORE to brief them on whether there could be areas of future co-operation between them.
Mr Z Ncinane (ANC) said he hoped the legal team would do something to speed up the re-tabling of the Boxing Bill. He wondered how it is possible that Mr Sam Ramsamy could be a Ministerial Adviser while he is fully employed as the President of NOCSA. Mr Ncinane again asked the Minister why the Eastern Cape is receiving so little attention when it is the home of sport in the country.
The Minister said there is no set time target for the Boxing Bill. The Ministry’s Legal Advisor, Adv Gideon Solomon, is working under very strenuous circumstances. They might need to get another advisor to assist him.
The Minister told the Committee that Mr Ramsamy has a wealth of experience as a sport administrator and the Department needs such people. There is no contradiction with his being the President of NOCSA and Ministerial Adviser. Experienced people like Mr Ramsamy are needed to improve sport in this country. There could be no better choice, he added.
Minister Balfour agreed that the Eastern Cape has been given little attention, but said he hopes that in the second phase of the Admiral Project the Task team and the Sport Commission will deal with the issue of encouraging youth to be involved in all sporting codes.
Mr K Moonsamy (ANC) asked if the Ministry has managed to achieve 100 percent unity in sport. He added that something should be done to improve performance in all sporting codes.
The Minister said they had achieved greater unity in sport, but pointed out that there are still areas where they are lagging behind. The Task Team will soon make a report on what areas should be improved. On performance improvement, the Minister said the arrangement they have with Russian and Cuban sport experts to come to South Africa to improve the performance of its athletes hearten him. He added that Russians are known for their commitment to sport excellence, and will help South Africans to also reach such heights.
Ms Southgate (ACDP) asked about the proceeds of the national lottery and what would happen if the provinces do not submit proposals for the national lottery funds. She would like the provinces to get equitable shares from the lottery.
The Minister replied that there are currently discussions on the issue of lottery fund distribution with Provincial MECs. The Lottery Board will look at the question of equitable shares. Committee members would be informed of any developments in this regard.
Mr Pieterse (ANC) commented that most sporting facilities, stadiums and sport centres are not accessible to people with disabilities. He said that something must be done to make these facilities accessible. He was also concerned with rugby, especially the Super 12, which is not representative of the demographics of this country. He then asked if the national sport emblem is the Protea or the Springbok.
The Minister agreed that sporting facilities are not accessible to people with disabilities. The Ministry should insist that all facilities have special areas to accommodate people with disabilities. He commented that he was impressed with what he had seen in Australia. Their people with disabilities are treated fairly and all sporting facilities have special areas for them. The Minister said the Sports Commission would address the question of the emblem.
MINISTERIAL BRIEFING TO PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON SPORT AND RECREATION
I would like to thank the Portfolio Committee and in particular, the Chairperson, Ms
Ruth Bhengu, for once again affording me this opportunity to brief the Portfolio
Committee on my intentions for the year ahead. In dealing with the members of this
Committee, I have always felt strengthened and supported and I believe that this year
would be no exception.
Legislative programme for 2001
Sports Commission third Amendment Bill (1)
National Sport and Recreation Amendment Bill (2)
New Boxing Bill (3)
Object of Bill
(1)-Bill amends the current Act.
(2)-Bill amends the current Act.
(3)-All current Acts will be repealed.
Performance Indicator and Time Frames
(1)-Introduce in Parliament-Feb 2001
(2)-Finalise draft-March 2001
Discuss internally-April 2001
Consult role-players-June 2001
Cabinet approval-July 2001
Certified by SLA-July 2001
Table in Parliament-Oct 2001
(3)-Voting on Bill-Feb 2001l
I also intend to promulgate the following regulations in 2001:
-Bidding for major International Sports Events Regulations; and
-National Colours Awards Regulations. This is a responsibility of the Sports Commission.
Ministerial Task Team
During November 2000 I convened a meeting in Johannesburg with some of the key people involved in South African sport. The sole purpose of the meeting was to discuss, deliberate and debate the way forward for South African sport. The meeting agreed that a Ministerial Task Team should be appointed to investigate the matter and
a preliminary report will be presented at a consultative meeting to be held in March. Federations will then be given the opportunity to deliberate the preliminary report. It is expected that a final report will be ready by July this year.
Dr Joe Phaahla heads the Task Team that was appointed. Mr Sam Ramsamy has been appointed as Ministerial Advisor. The team was mandated to do the following:
-To identify key strategic objectives for Sport and Recreation for the country that will form the basis for developing a national sports plan;
-To look at greater unity in sport structures;
-To draft a plan that will address a unity of purpose in the area of securing resources and high-performance
One of the key areas will be to implement a system whereby resources are utilised more effectively and equitably.
Proceeds of the National Lottery
A Distribution Agency for Sport and Recreation has been established. The main focus of this Agency will be the establishment and consolidation of thriving, sustainable, mass-based Sport and Recreation structures and programmes, especially in disadvantaged, rural communities.
This will be achieved through:
-Training of Sport and Recreation leadership;
-Establishing co-ordinated partnerships with institutions of learning;
-Establishing co-ordinated monitoring and evaluation mechanisms;
-A visible increase of Sport and Recreation structures, activities and physical infrastructure in all provinces;
-Provision of equipment;
-The promotion of leagues and competitions.
Institutions and organisations will be invited to submit proposals for one or a combination of projects to be considered for funding from the National Lottery proceeds. It is envisaged that this initiative will kick-start by April this year, with a projected allocation of between of between 300 and 400 million Rand and being made available over a five-year period.
A few days ago the South African Sports Commission launched the Indigenous Games Programme in Qwa-Qwa in the Free State, and I thank those members of the Portfolio Committee whom were able to attend this very special project. This initiative is an attempt to generate interest and participation in social activities/games/sport that have been engaged in by our people for centuries but have been overshadowed by what is referred to as mainstream or primary sports activities. The activities at the Basotho Cultural Village were very special. It highlighted the rich cultural heritage of our people. It is my view that the Indigenous Games on display can make a major impact in our communities if marketed and promoted effectively. I wish to urge the Portfolio Committee to put its weight behind this in line with the determination of our President that sport and youth programmes should be implemented to involve larger numbers of youth.
Throughout the next few months we envisage resurgence in the number of people engaged in these activities as provinces start to implement the programme. I think it is in order to congratulate the SASC on a job well done.
Building for Sport and Recreation Project
This project is certainly the most challenging one for Sport and Recreation South Africa as we embark upon a three-year facility development project. With funds from the Reconstruction and Development Programme having been exhausted in the provision of facilities, this project is another phase in Government's determination to deliver in areas where the needs are the greatest.
I am sure that on your travels around the country and the study tours that you as a committee have undertaken to the different provinces, you have seen some of those RDP facilities. Most of those facilities are already in a very poor condition, and there still exists a major need for more capital investment to address the backlog in so far as the provision of basic indoor and outdoor facilities is concerned.
Government has now set aside a sum of 260 million rand over the next three years, that will be utilised for this purpose with the emphasis on the priority areas as outlined by President Mbeki. For the next financial year, 2001-2002 a sum of 40 million rand has been set aside with the focus being on contributing towards the alleviation of unemployment through ensuring a labour-intensive approach to the provision of facilities. For the 2002-2003 financial year an amount of 90 million rand has been set aside and for the 2003-2004 financial year an amount of 129,5 million rand has been availed.
This project is set to be implemented by April although my Department has already done a lot of groundwork and consultation. Provinces have already submitted projects, which are in line with the Integrated Sustainable Rural Development Strategy and the Urban Renewal Programme, for consideration.
In short, through the provision of facilities, Sport and Recreation aims to address three fundamentals:
-Creating opportunities for the most needy to participate in Sport and Recreation activities;
-Bridging the imbalances that exist between rural and urban communities, insofar as accessibility to adequate facilities is concerned;
-Contributing towards poverty relief through the creation of job opportunities.
The main aim of the project will be the alleviation of poverty through the creation of temporary and permanent jobs in the construction and management of sport and recreation facilities, while contributing to increased participation in sport and recreation activities.
As was the case with the RDP Project, all tiers of government are involved in this programme and we are following an integrated approach in the project planning between departments (especially Housing, Social Development, Arts and Culture and Public Works). SRSA will be the overall financial-accountable Department as well as the national co-ordination, performance measurement and reporting agent.
Provincial departments will be responsible for recommending projects, monitoring, community consultation as well as the setting up of management committees. District, local municipalities and metropolitan councils will assist with the implementation of the project, longer-term maintenance and management as well as ensuring community participation. The South African Sports Commission is responsible for facility management and facilitator training as well as community consultation.
I am presently reviewing the provincial budget allocations insofar as the project is concerned. It will be a topic of discussion at our next MINMEC which will be held on 13 March 2001, but it is safe to say that an amount of about 36 million rand will be transferred to provinces, with the remaining funding going into training and the marketing of the project. I am of the opinion that we should really go out and identify projects in our rural areas and not perpetuate a system where the rich gets richer and the poor, poorer.
This project is very important for Sport and Recreation South Africa for success in it will result in the poverty relief funds becoming part of their baseline budget. This will enable us to keep on building sport and recreation facilities for a long time to come and in so doing, start making up for the backlog in physical infrastructure that exists within disadvantaged communities in particular.
The Admiral Sportswear programme that started last year saw 250 schools receiving soccer and netball attire during the first phase. We are about to kick-start phase 2 of the project, which will see approximately 300 schools benefiting from the project. I would want to reiterate the fact that the programme is a clear indication of how much we can achieve if sound co-operation exists between Government and the private sector. I am sure that with more such initiatives, we could really "Get the Nation to Play".
South Africa will host the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Executive
Committee meeting as well as the International Intergovernmental Consultative
Group on Anti-Doping Conference during the period 30-31 May, and 1 June 2001.
The meetings will take place in Cape Town and will be attended by approximately 50
Ministers from around the world.
The mere fact that we are hosting these very prestigious meetings, should send out a clear message to all that South Africa in general, and my Department and Ministry in particular, are serious about addressing issues relating to doping, cheating and all forms of foul-play in sport.
Performance Agreements with Federations
During the course of 2000, I signed a number of Performance Agreements with some of our National Federations. During this year I will identify more Federations with whom I will sign such agreements. My Department as well as the South African Sports Commission are monitoring the implementation of these agreements and will continue to find ways and means through which to ensure that Federations are held accountable for their actions with regard to implementing their own agreements, especially with regard to transformation and representivity. As you know, this is a project that emerges from one of our White Paper priorities and I am serious about ensuring that we deliver in this regard.
Commission of Inquiry into Cricket Match Fixing and Related Matters
Judge Edwin King has formally requested the President to close the Commission, subject to the compilation of a final report. In briefings with the Judge, he informed me of his reasoning behind the request. I have no reason to differ with him on this and I have given him my support in this regard. The Judge is of the view that the Commission has achieved its objectives as outlined in the terms of reference of the Commission.
We are in the process of activating a number of our international agreements to the benefit of sport and recreation in South Africa and we are busy concluding several new ones that we believe to be important. With regard to the former, we are receiving our Canadian counterparts next week who will be working with us on the South African Games. Their Canadian Games as you may be aware is world famous for the positive impact that it has in that society. We will also be receiving an Algerian Volleyball coach and exchanges with Rumania, France (on school sport) and Russia are also lined up for this year. We are hoping to conclude agreements with Cuba and China during the course of this year as well
My department and the Sports Commission is in the process of putting together a programme that will constitute part of the International Racism conference in Durban in December. We will be asking all federations to identify three projects that they will involve themselves in to combat this scourge that continues to prevail in our society. We are also looking into the possibility of hosting a high-level club soccer match during the conference week that will highlight the 'no racism in sport" theme.
New funding policy
The Department, in conjunction with the Commission is finalising a new funding policy that will, in line with the Public Finance Management Act, focus on delivery (outputs) rather than on compliance per se. I am of the belief that this will auger in a new era in sport in South Africa aimed at achieving results. Federations who do not perform will have to account for their failure. This will also impact on future funding that they will be eligible for.
In the same regard I will be raising my concerns with federations who fail to take up their development subsidies. This is a crucial aspect in the development of our sport and performance in this sphere will also impact on the access that they will enjoy to other subsidies from the Department.
Revision of the White Paper
I am of the opinion that the White Paper on Sport and Recreation is as relevant today as it was when it was first launched. It is, however, necessary to revise the document to take cognisance of our changed reality. In particular it needs to reflect the existence of the Sports Commission and the dissolution of the National Sports Council, as well as the restructuring of my Department. I will also launch an initiative to draft a White Paper for the next five years. As you know, the current white paper is a five-year document whose life span comes to an end in 2002.
Presidential Sports Awards
The timing of the Presidential Sports Awards has been adjusted so as to cover a calendar year, and will, therefore, in future take place early in the year rather than in November/December. This year the awards will take place on 23 March and I trust that some of you will be attending it. I have gone out of my way to ensure that this year, the ceremony will be more representatives of the all the citizens of this country.
Audit Committee and Internal Auditors
In accordance with the PFMA, the Department has finally managed to appoint a firm of auditors that will be performing the internal audit function. The Audit Committee has also been appointed and will commence with their work shortly.
Cricket World Cup 2003
I have been briefed by the Executive Director of the World Cup Organising Committee, Dr. Ah Bacher, and will be receiving such briefings on a regular basis in future. I have set up meeting for the Organising Committee to meet with all the Premiers, MECs for Sport and Recreation, and Mayors of the cities that will be involved in presenting the competition in 2003. I am satisfied with the organisation to date but will be monitoring progress regularly. The Head of my Department represents me on the Policy Committee for World Cup 2003.
International Marketing Council
The newly established International Marketing Council has recognised the important role that sport can play in marketing South Africa abroad. The Department is, therefore, also represented on this Council to look after our interests in that sphere. Of course, this links up very well with the initiative of the South African Sports Commission to develop sports tourism in the country.
I recognise that sport and recreation presents an ideal medium for transferring information and messages that can be useful in the battle against this pandemic that is threatening our society. The SASC and my department will constantly strive to make use 0 our medium to help in the battle against HIV/AIDS and will involve all national federations and clubs to join us in the fight. We shall endeavour to display banners at sports venues, distribute information leaflets and condoms at matches and encourage teams and individuals to identify with the campaign.
We are also happy with the association of USSASA with the LoveLife project that will see top-level school sports events becoming sites for promoting the fight against aids. My department is investigating the possibility of extending the campaign to inter-schools competitions at the local level as well.
Television coverage of minor sports
We are looking at reviving the effort of last year where we secured television airtime through the SportUp programme to enable the smaller federations to get television coverage and, in so doing. ensure that they become more marketable in terms of raising sponsorship. The SASC and my Department are finalising plans to implement a similar and hopefully better programme, later this year.
Sport at school level continues to present us with a major headache. The Minister of Education and I have, however, agreed that the curricular aspect of school sport and physical education will remain the responsibility of his Department, while my Department and the SASC will take responsibility for the competitive aspects of school sport. This initiative will be finalised shortly and will contribute, I believe, to addressing some of the problems that arise from our young people not participating in physical education programmes during school hours, and having nothing constructive to do during their free time. I believe also, that participation in Physical Education and sport will contribute positively toward inculcating a culture of learning in our schools that is lacking presently. I have to admit that I am concerned about teacher involvement in these programmes and hope to meet the teacher unions to address the matter. I would also like to see USSASA adjust itself to meet the huge challenge that it faces in pursuit of the goals that we have set for school sport.
The call by our President for specific Departments to become involved in youth programmes will be taken up shortly. I am due to meet with my Cabinet Colleagues who have been identified to be part of this project shortly, with a view to decide on the course of action to take. Your ideas in this regard will be welcome and I look forward to your support in it.
Woman and Sport
I am still very concerned about the lack of progress within sport to elevate the levels of participation of women. I have, through MINMEC instituted a team that will be investigating the matter and hope to hear from them shortly. The team comprises MECs on MINMEC as well as the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee. The SASC is responsible for the Women and Sport Project and I trust that they will brief us on progress in that regard shortly
The Recreation project is similarly disappointing and I want to see the matter resolved this year. Financial impropriety continues to hamper progress and the matter is being investigated by the Office of the Auditor General presently. I would like to see recreation being devolved to the Provinces and local authorities, with the SASC playing some kind of co-ordinating role at the national level, albeit different to the national co-ordination of sport.
Drug Free Sport
I have already reported on the fact that we will be hosting the WADA conference in May, but consider it important to laud the successes of the Institute for Drug Free Sport that has been going from strength to strength. They have been involved in projects in Africa as well as at the Olympic Games. Algeria has approached us about the possibility of having their samples analysed in South Africa. I am of the opinion that this is another area in which we have a marketable project that can bring in valuable revenue to the country. I shall encourage the Institute to take up this challenge.
Our Institute for Drug-Free Sport was entrusted by SARFU, as is the case with most of our national federations, to handle its anti-doping programme. The fact that Cobus Visagie was found guilty of a doping offence, bears testimony to the high standards of the SAIDS testing procedures. The SAIDS is in the final process of attaining certification for the International Anti-Doping Control Standards and this will further enhance South Africa's standing internationally.
South African Games
The SASC is planning to host the first South African Games later this year. This is a project that I believe, will inject new vitality into South African sport at the development level and bridge the prevailing gap between junior and development sport and elite sport. It will also form part of the four-year cycle of sports development that culminates in the Olympic Games.
In my capacity as Chairperson of the Sports Trust. I have established a discretionary fund with which I hope to support struggling individuals and teams that fall outside of the funding loop, with resources for small items such as equipment, sports kit, travelling expenses and other such expenses. I am often perturbed by the lack of access that some people have to sport and recreation because of the stumbling blocks. I shall endeavour to raise funds for this purpose and would welcome your support in the effort.
The audit report on my Department will be tabled shortly, if this has not already happened today. I have seen the report that is a vast improvement on last years one. I have urged my Department that we have an even better report next time around.
SCORE Presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation
SCORE is a South African NGO involved in holistic community development. Our means of developing communities is through Sport and Recreation.
History of SCORE
1990-USA Olympic athlete, Juliet Thompson, visits Khayelitsha, sees lack of Physical Education and Sport, idea for SCORE is born.
1991-First 5 US volunteers arrive, funding from World Teach, Co-ordinator appointed.
1992- Eleven volunteers work in eleven schools.
1993-Conflict in Khayelitsha, work in informal settlements difficult. World Teach suspends the project, Co-ordinator remains.
1994-SCORE approaches Dutch embassy for assistance. SCORE connected with Netherlands Olympic Committee/Netherlands Sports Federation (NOC/NSF).
-Group of mainly Dutch volunteers arrives, funded by Dutch foreign ministry via NOC/NSF.
-1st rural volunteer placed in Western Cape.
1995-Signs co-operation agreement with Netherlands Ministry of Development Co-operation.
1996-Expansion to Northern Province.
1996-Expansion to Mpumalanga, shift in focus to rural development.
1997-Recruits first South African volunteers.
-Obtains funding for programme for disabled from RESPO-DS (Netherlands)
1998-Expands to Eastern Cape.
Norwegian Olympic Committee and Sports Federation becomes funding partner, sends volunteers to South Africa.
1999-Finland becomes funding partner, first Finnish volunteers arrive.
1999-EU funding for Integrated Community Sports Programme received.
2000-Namibia receives 1st SCORE volunteers.
2000-SCORE today, 46 volunteers, 12 countries, 23 full time employees.
Our Volunteers Have Come From …
Sweden, Netherlands, United Kingdom, South Africa, Belgium, Ireland, Finland, Zambia, United States, India, Estonia, Denmark, Norway, Namibia, Germany, Italy, Canada, Zimbabwe.
·Give children an opportunity to play and learn.
·Provide new sports opportunities.
·Promote friendship and fairplay through sport.
What We Do ?
·Recruit sports volunteers.
·Identify suitable host communities.
·Facilitate sports development programmes in partnership with local structures and federations.
·Support, monitor and evaluate.
·Set up sports volunteer programmes.
What do we leave behind?
·Since 1991 some 400 volunteers have served 100 communities
·More than 300 000 children have participated in SCORE programmes
·More than 4000 teachers have been trained.
·Communities have participated in at least 20 different sports
European Union-Sports Coaches’ Outreach
Integrated Community Sports Programme
South Africa 2000-2004
·The White Paper has identified Sport and Recreation as playing a key role in the development of communities.
·Sports development programmes are inhibited by dire lack of facilities in townships.
·The project aims to empower and strengthen the cohesiveness of 50 townships and rural communities in South Africa by increasing community involvement in sport.
·The project will also provide 50 basic, low cost, low maintenance multi-purpose sports facilities in disadvantaged areas.
·When the project is complete in the year 2004, 50 communities will have new or improved facilities with trained staff and local sports development committees.
·This process will be supported by volunteers recruited from Europe, South and Southern Africa.
Objectives of ICSP
·Increased participation in sport.
·Greater participation in sport by women and girls.
·Integration and fairplay.
·Increased sports leadership and organisational capacity.
Provinces in which ICSP is being implemented.
Mpumalanga, Northern Province, Eastern Cape, and Western Cape.
Criteria for selection of communities:
·Extension of SCORE programme.
·Need for facility
·Approval of provincial and local government
Basketball, Netball, Handball, Volleyball, Badminton, Mini Hockey, Mini Cricket, Mini Soccer.
·Sports leadership and Coaches training.
·Reinforced tinted concrete surface approximately the size of 3 basketball courts, including surface drainage etc.
·Markings for multi purpose usage and all necessary equipment to international specifications.
·Surrounding perimeter wall / seating facility.
·Entrance feature / scoreboard
·Store / change room
·Little maintenance required, undertaken by community and local authority.
Other SCORE Programmes
Special Sport, Club Sport, School Sport, Physical Education, Sport Business, SA – VIP, SA – VIP
South African Volunteer Involvement Programme.
Pilot partnership with Department of Sport and Recreation and now SA Sports Commission-2000:
·20 Training Workshops
·About 550 SA volunteers trained
·20 Community Sports festivals organised by SA-VIP volunteers.
·9000 community participants
Additional Provinces in Which SCORE Is Working.
North West – 2 Communities
Gauteng – 1 community (Mamelodi)
What About the Other Provinces?
·In principle SCORE is keen to assist the process of community development through Sport and Recreation in ALL Provinces. We are only limited by our capacity and our resources.
·Visited by MEC of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture from Northern Cape. Likely partnership incorporating arts and culture.
Key Challenges facing SCORE
·Lack of funding for infrastructure
·Pressure to expand to new provinces
·Expansion to Zone 6 Countries
·ICSP : Land procurement procedures
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