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DSRAC launches Sarah Baartman District Academy of Sport in Makhanda

Feb 26, 2019
DSRAC launches Sarah Baartman District Academy of Sport in Makhanda

Eastern Cape MEC for Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture (DSRAC), Bulelwa Tunyiswa, will launch a Sarah Baartman District Academy of Sport in Makhanda.  

"The District Academy (Sarah Baartman District) is currently hosted at the Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture," said DSRAC spokesperson, Sivuyile Ngaba.

"The Department provides office space for the District Academy Coordinator to coordinate the operations and programmes of the Academy.  

"The current facility does not offer any possibilities in terms of training facilities for athletes, gymnasium, etc."

Sarah Baartman District Academy of Sport part of provincial effort to boost sport

He said that the Provincial Academy office is the controlling entity for eight Satellite Academies of Sport which serves the population of Buffalo City, Nelson Mandela Metro, Sarah Baartman, Amathole, Chris Hani, OR Tambo, Alfred Nzo and Joe Gqabi Districts.    

"The Provincial Academy is desirous of establishing District Academy Hub’s for all of the eight District offices throughout the Eastern Cape," Ngaba said.

"The District Academies are ‘Community Academies’ managed through the guidance of the Provincial Academy Office and will act as a feeder to the provincial Academy Programmes."

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