Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
1 minute read
1 Dec 2014
10:05 pm

Zuma calls on sport to enhance social change

Wesley Botton

President Jacob Zuma has urged South Africa's administrators to continue using sport to enhance social change.

FILE PICTURE: President Jacob Zuma. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

He was speaking at a dinner in Kempton Park on Monday night, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc).

“It has been 10 years of hard work, transforming sport in our country into non-racial and inclusive sport, and making sport a unifying factor,” Zuma said.

“We wish you immense success for years to come.”

Sports minister Fikile Mbalula also attended the event, along with former Sascoc president Moss Mashishi, incumbent Sascoc boss Gideon Sam, various elite athletes, politicians and administrators.

Sascoc, which serves as the national Olympic and Paralympic body, as well as the governing body for all high-performance sport in the country, was formed in 2004 after various national sport organisations were amalgamated into one entity.