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DECLARATION OF THE SASCOC / SALGA NATIONAL CONFERENCE HELD IN MANGAUNG METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY ON 10 – 11 JULY 2015

 The Mangaung Declaration on Sport Development

Having considered the constantly evolving sporting scene in South Africa that necessitated the historic hosting of the inaugural SASCOC/SALGA National Conference in Mangaung;

Having considered the challenges and the numerous tasks of sport development in the country, and the legacy of the past that has led to the exclusion of our people from development opportunities;

Having considered the multifaceted nature of sport, the limitations of each institution and the diverse yet complementary roles and responsibilities of each sphere of government;

Having considered the country’s passion for sport and the vision of government to develop a winning nation through mass participation; recreation and development of high performance sport;

Having noted the objectives and intended outcomes of the conference to:

  • Define and clarify the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders on sport development;
  • Provide leadership on all institutions assigned with the development of plans to implement and monitor sport programmes in their respective areas;
  • Provide mentorship and tools to the sports movement at all levels and agencies to act professionally and effectively in order to deliver high performance teams with districts identifying athletes in preparation and support to form part of Team South Africa in the next 2020/2024 Olympics; and
  • Ensure that SALGA Games; Schools Sports Game and other capacity programmes at local levels are jointly supported and sustained.

We as the delegates gathered here today representing national, provincial and local government; national federations, provincial sports confederations and district councils; the various partners and governmental institutions in the sector hereby resolve to:

  1. Implement and monitor the Resolutions of the 2011 National Sport and Recreation Indaba, and the 2012 Municipal Conference on Sport;
  1. Perform our constitutional mandates in support of the development of an active and winning nation through the provision of sport facilities, availing of resources and support towards the development of our people;
  1. Work together towards collective delivery of the ideals of the White Paper on Sport and Recreation; the National Sport Recreation Plan as well as the National Development Plan;
  1. Work as a unified body towards the provision of mass participation and recreation programmes aimed at social cohesion; nation building; addressing social ills, equality and inclusivity in our communities;
  1. Work together towards the identification, development and delivery of high performance sport through club development; sport hubs, and other capacity building initiatives where both men and women, as well as people with disabilities are equally part;
  1. Work with national; provincial government to create a conducive environment for the development of sport, including provision of funding for sporting programmes and equipment;
  1. Strengthen existing structures to be functional at all levels of the sport and recreation continuum, from Ward to National level;
  1. Utilize national federations to officiate municipal sport including SALGA Games, provision of advice on sport programmes; construction and management of sport facilities;
  1. Lead in removing racism and any forms of discrimination against women, and the disabled in all sectors of sport and recreation;
  • Host a national summit towards the development of a national code of conduct in line with the Global Watch Charter;
  • Sign MOAs and SLAs between municipalities and compliant sport structures;
  • Share information and resources; plan together and promote the work of one another towards the upliftment of the sector as the heart of development in South Africa;
  • Not use lack of resources as an excuse for not implementing the resolutions of the conference;
  • Use social media to effectively promote sport development and high performance programmes with a view of attracting more communities and funding;
  • RESURRECT COMMUNITY SPORT THEREBY ADDRESSING DEVELOPMENT OF SPORT AND IN TURN SOLVING THE TRANSFORMATION AGENDA OF OUR COUNTRY

 


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