Cape Town - The National Sport and Recreation Plan (NSRP) will cost the nation about R10
billion, Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula told MPs on Thursday.
"We are pleased to report that the NSRP has been costed," he said,
opening debate in the National Assembly on his department's R1.1billion 2013/14
The plan would be presented to Cabinet as a matter of urgency.
"Cabinet will have to budget at least an amount of plus-minus R10billion
towards the fulfilment of the objectives of the NSRP."
The eight-year plan is aimed, among other things, at promoting participation
in sport and recreation, and improving access to sport and physical education
Mbalula said the NSRP was "anchored in the heart of" the National
"We are enthused that the NSRP rests on the giant shoulders of the
national development agenda of this country," he said.