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South Africa will not host Games in 2022

David Grevemberg, chief executive of the Commonwealth Games Federation, said the city did not meet the criteria set by his organisation, and the search for a new host city had already begun.

Durban was awarded the Games in September 2015 and was due to be the first African city to host the event, which was first held in 1930.

To read the article titled, "Commonwealth Games: Durban, South Africa will not host Games in 2022" click here

Foundation Activates 10-Year School Sponsorships

Mining magnate, Patrice Motsepe, has announced his family foundation is activating a pledge to donate R117 5 million over 10 years to promote soccer‚ netball and the arts at schools.

In 2013‚ Motsepe donated half of his family’s wealth to the foundation‚ which has so far funded a range of development projects including the construction of clinics‚ schools and community halls in rural areas as well as bursaries for college and university students.

Skillshare International: Volunteer Team Leader

Skillshare International (SI) works in close partnership with communities in Africa and Asia to achieve a fair, more just world. Through the organisations international volunteering programme and the expertise and knowledge of our local partner organisations, SI aims to share vital skills and to further economic and social development. Coaching for Hope (CfH) is Skillshare International’s sport for development programme. CfH uses sport as a means of engaging young people, delivering informal education and promoting positive youth development.
 

Games to Prioritise Youth-Empowerment

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) president, Gideon Sam, says the Durban 2022 Commonwealth Games seeks to boost the skills of young people in South Africa.
 
Sam says that after the Confederation studied the government’s National Development Plan (NDP), they have realised that skills and young people are at the centre of the plan.
 
“Having studied the NDP and everything within the departments of our government, we looked at what is important to them and we have seen its skills and young people,” he explains.
 

Sport for Social Change Network: Junior Project Officer

The Sport for Social Change Network (SSCN) is a meeting point for non-governmental and community-based organisations involved in sport for development. In March 2012 the SSCN became an independent legal entity and is registered as a nonprofit company.

SSCN seeks to appoint a Junior Project Officer, based in Pretoria Sunny Side / Gauteng Province.

The ideal candidate should be a Sport for Social change enthusiast.

Contract period: October 2014 - June 2015.

Responsibilties:

Sport for Social Change Network: Project Administrator

The Sport for Social Change Network (SSCN) is a meeting point for non-governmental and community-based organisations involved in sport for development. In March 2012 the SSCN became an independent legal entity and is registered as a nonprofit company.

SSCN seeks to appoint a Project Administrator, based in Pretoria Sunny Side / Gauteng Province.

The ideal candidate should be a Sport for Social change enthusiast

Contract period: October 2014 - June 2015

Responsibilities:

Sport for Social Change Network: Junior Project Officer

The Sport for Social Change Network (SSCN) is a meeting point for dynamic organisations involved or interested in using sport as a tool to make social change happen. They connect dynamic organisations in Southern Africa that are also involved or interested in using sport as a tool to make social change happen.

SSCN Southern Africa seeks to appoint a Junior Project Officer, based in Pretoria, South Africa.

This is a contract for the period specified but can be renewed depending on the availability of funds and personal delivery according to the job specification.

Mbalula: Green's ‘Will Determine How Economies Are Run'

Sports Minister, Fikile Mbalula, says that the green movement, which advocates the protection of the environment, will soon determine how economies are run.

Speaking at a sport, environment and climate change seminar in KwaZulu-Natal, Mbalula also warned that the movement would also determine how political parties will assent to power.

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