Pretoria: Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Performance, Monitoring, Evaluation and Administration, Jeff Radebe, says Cabinet was briefed on the results of a pilot audit on transformation in a sample of National Sport Federations.
“This provided the extent to which sport bodies in South Africa have transformed over the last two decades since the targets for transformation in sport were set.
“The results will be used by the Department of Sport and Recreation to provide focused support to those federations that need administrative support,” said Minister Radebe during a post Cabinet media briefing in Pretoria on Thursday.
The pilot survey was conducted by the Eminent Persons Group (EPG), chaired by Dr Somadoda Fikeni, towards the end of 2013 and concluded this year.
The purpose of the study was to establish a draft framework for evaluating transformation according to the transformation charter. Performance levels, demographics, access, skills and capabilities, governance, employment equity and preferential procurement were evaluated in the study.
Based on the lessons learnt from the first pilot study, the second phase of the audit began in March 2014. The scope of the audit covers all 16 priority sport codes.
National Recreation Day
Meanwhile, Minister Radebe said Cabinet declared an annual National Recreation Day on the first Friday of October each year.
He said this will provide an opportunity to all South Africans to actively be involved by participating in recreation activities that will improve their health and well-being.
“A healthy and active citizenry is a key factor in realising the National Development Plan. To fully exploit the potential of recreation, National Recreation Day needs solidarity, joint activities and cross-sectoral initiatives.
“To this end, Cabinet also approved the establishment of a National Steering Committee,” said the Minister.
SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICIAL NEWS