South Africa to study Jamaica’s sports model

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange says a delegation from the Government of South Africa will visit Jamaica this week to conduct a study tour of the island’s sports programme.

The delegation is being led by the South African Deputy Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture Nocawe Noncedo Mafu, the ministry said.

Minister Grange said the visit is part of the bilateral agreement between Jamaica and South Africa for cooperation in sports and recreation.

“The visit, which begins on Tuesday, is also a follow-up to the Jamaica/South Africa Political Consultations last year in which South Africa expressed an interest in better understanding Jamaica’s sports development model,” the statement informing of the visit said.

It added that Grange will host the South African delegation in discussions about Jamaica’s sports policy framework, national sports organisations, anti-doping, facilities management and sports financing.

“The South African delegation will also receive presentations by the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association and the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association; and visit institutions, including the University of Technology and the GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sports,” the ministry added.

Earlier this year, Jamaica hosted a sports study tour by a delegation from the Trinidad and Tobago government.

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