Minister Makhenkesi Stofile opens the sport science conference

South Africa's Minister of Sport and Recreation; Reverend Makhenkesi Stofile will deliver a keynote address at the South African Sport and Recreation Conference (SASRECON), the primary sport science conference in South Africa.

SASRECON is a project of the National Department of Sport and Recreation, which is attended by sports scientists, researchers, academics, and sport practitioners from universities, federations, government, and other organisations.

The theme for the 2010 SASRECON is "Sport, Recreation and Physical Education, An Essential Triad". Through this theme, the conference will highlight the important triangular relationship between sport science, recreation and physical education.

The SASRECON will take place as follows:

Date: 11 to 13 August 2010
Time: 08h30
Venue: Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel, Durban, South Africa

Registration: While non registered media will also have access to the conference, the media representatives wishing to attend are requested to register on: by end of business on Tuesday, 10 August 2010.

Speakers, who will be presenting cutting edge and thought provoking papers on key topics that are relevant to the South African sport, recreation and exercise landscape, include the following:

International: Dr Barry Drust from United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University; Mr Tim Mitchell from United States of America, Chicago; Mr Bob Hall from United States of America, St Louis and Professor Margaret Talbot from United Kingdom.

South African: Professor Abel Toriola from Tshwane University of Technology, Dr Kallie van Deventer from Stellenbosch University and Dr Ross Tucker from University of Cape Town.

On the final day of the conference, the proceedings will culminate in the development of declarations of intent for each of the related focus areas of sport, recreation, and physical education. This will ensure that information presented at SASRECON does not dissipate for another two years until the next edition.

More information on SASRECON is available on or through
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For enquiries please contact:
Bofhelo Balatseng
Cell: 082 584 1892

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