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Mbalula: School sport is key

2011-11-22 19:14
Fikile Mbalula (File)
Johannesburg - There is a need to fast-track grassroot sport development, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula said on Tuesday.

He was speaking on the last day of a two-day sport and recreation indaba in Midrand.

The indaba reasserted the importance of school sports, especially compulsory physical education and activities in all schools across the country, Mbalula said.

"The issue of local, regional, provincial and national school sports competition was highly welcomed by the conference."

Mbalula said the National Lottery Board had been instructed to set aside R200 million for the purposes of school sports in 2012.

"We want all federations to start as of today by providing the ministry and the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee a detailed development plan of how talent will be identified and nurtured."

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