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DISABILITY SPORT SOUTH AFRICA. Presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation Cape Town –10 June 2003. Peter Goldhawk Arthur Cowley Tony Heyns Mpume Nkabinde. President Vice President Vice President Special Olympics. DELEGATION. AGENDA. Recognition status Structures

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DISABILITY SPORT SOUTH AFRICA

Presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation

Cape Town –10 June 2003


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Peter Goldhawk

Arthur Cowley

Tony Heyns

Mpume Nkabinde

President

Vice President

Vice President

Special Olympics

DELEGATION


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AGENDA

  • Recognition status

  • Structures

  • Active sports

  • 2002 sporting achievements

  • Funding

  • Progress

  • Mass participation

  • Contribution to Africa

  • Challenges

  • Our commitment

  • Conclusion


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RECOGNITION STATUS

  • DISSA recognised as the national controlling body for sportspersons with disability by:

    • International Paralympic Committee (IPC)

    • African Sports Confederation of Disabled (ASCOD)

    • Ministry of Sport and Recreation

    • Sport and Recreation South Africa

    • South African Sports Commission

    • National Olympic Committee of SA

    • Supreme Council - Zone VI

    • SA Commonwealth Games Association

    • Office on the Status of Disabled Persons

    • SA Federal Council on Disability


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Seven different disability groups

Amputee

Cerebral palsy

Deaf

Intellectually disabled

Les autres

Visually impaired

Spinal cord injuries

Current affiliates

Physically disabled

Intellectually disabled

Deaf

Soon to be affiliated(unity process well underway)

Sport for the Intellectually Disabled SA (organisation bringing together Special Olympics & SASA-II)

STRUCTURES


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Alpine skiing

Archery

Athletics

Badminton

Basketball

Boccia

Bowls

Cricket

Cross-country

Cycling

Equestrian

Golf

Goalball

Hokker

Lawn Bowls

Netball

Powerlifting

Rugby

Sailing

Shooting

Soccer

Swimming

Table Tennis

Volleyball

Wheelchair dance

Wheelchair rugby

Wheelchair tennis

[Baseball]

ACTIVE SPORTS


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IPC World Championships

Athletics: 11 gold, 3 silver, 8 bronze: 6th of 80 overall

Cycling: 1 gold, 3 bronze: 12th of 35 overall

Powerlifting: 1 bronze: 16th of 45 overall

Swimming: 3 gold, 2 silver of 19th of 56 overall

Basketball: 12th of 12 overall

Table Tennis: 4th place in women’s team event

Other internationals

Winter Paralympics: best finish 9th in slalom

World Table Tennis Team Cup: 6th of 13 overall

Equestrian: no medal placing

Deaf Golf: men’s individual champion

Deaf Bowls: no medals

INAS-FID Soccer: 9th of 12 overall

2002 SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS


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FUNDING

  • Success with the Paralympic team – well-known brand now

  • Support for Special Olympics team from Sport & Recreation SA

  • Support for the Deaflympic team – application to the Lottery

  • Support for the administration of DISSA, SADSF, SASA-II – Sport & Recreation SA

  • Developing three brands: Paralympic, Deaflympic and Special Olympic teams



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PARALYMPIC DEVELOPMENT TRUST

  • SPONSORS

    • Transnet

    • Nedbank Corporate and Nomads

  • OBJECTS

    • Support of development program

    • Equipment

    • Transport

      • But not where funds are available from alternative sources such as Lotteries, Sports Trust or Poverty Relief program


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FUNDING ISSUES

  • Administration

    • Minimal support from S&RSA

    • No support from Lotteries

    • No attraction to Sponsors

  • Effect

    • Lack of capacity to manage development projects


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PROGRESS

  • Strategy

    • Inclusion:

      • working on provincial DISSA structures

      • SID – Special Olympics team competing under the Protea for the first time

    • Use of able-bodied sports structures:

      • inclusive teams to Commonwealth and All Africa Games

      • working with NFs on inclusion in practice

      • working with the Ministry and SRSA to include disability as part of “Transformation Charter”

      • SA Games

      • provincial academies

    • Development in SCSA Zone VI:

      • will be working with ASCOD Zone VI


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MASS PARTICIPATION

  • Rural development project funded by Transnet in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West in 4 sports

  • Other development funded by SRSA in Gauteng, Western Cape and KZN in 3 sports

  • 2002/3 Lottery grant to train coaches, officials, administrators, classifiers

  • Transnet Linkage Programme (talent identification and development pilot) in KZN, Western Cape and Gauteng – 62% of LSEN schools

  • 2003/4 SRSA funding for Free State, Northern Cape and Eastern Cape


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CONTRIBUTION TO AFRICA

  • Sharing teaching resources

    • Bidding and hosting manual (courtesy of the SA Sports Commission)

    • Excerpts of team management training (courtesy of SASC)

    • Documentation, budgets, policies, proposals (courtesy of DISSA)

  • African Paralympic Academy

    • Contribution to establishment of Academy

    • Assistance in teaching 14 African Paralympic leaders


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CHALLENGES 1

  • For the athletes

    • Accessible facilities, transport, parking, equipment

  • For Schools

    • Mainstreaming and the education system

    • Physical education in the core curriculum

    • Training of educators, medical personnel


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CHALLENGES 2

  • For DISSA

    • Funding for development administration

    • SASA-II based in the schools

    • SADSF restructuring

    • Lack of sufficient competition opportunities locally

    • Access to SAQA funding to train volunteers

    • Provincial support for the establishment of provincial DISSAs uneven


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OUR COMMITMENT

  • To facilitate inclusion at all levels while not compromising service delivery

  • To work with all disability groups

  • To work with all able-bodied federations, Ministry, SRSA, SASC, Department of Education

  • To promote sport for the disabled in Africa: “the African Decade on Disability”

  • To promote equity issues within our structures: gender, disability, rural, black, HIV/AIDS status

  • To ensure that every person with a disability can reach their full sporting potential


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CONCLUSION

  • Eliminate duplication through inclusion

  • Cooperate with other sports bodies

  • Close cooperation with Government at all levels

  • Dedicated and hard working people

    • staff

    • volunteers

  • Promote good corporate governance and ethics


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