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					DISABILITY SPORT SOUTH AFRICA


                                 SPORT FOR PEOPLE WITH
                                      DISABILITIES
                                  Presentation to the portfolio
                                committee on sport and recreation

                                  Cape Town - 28 August 2001
DISABILITY SPORT SOUTH AFRICA
                                                     AGENDA

                                •   History
                                •   Activities
                                •   Sporting achievements
                                •   Structures
                                •   Programmes & methodology (TID, HPP)
                                •   Funding
                                •   Challenges
                                •   Our commitment
                                •   Cooperation with the portfolio committee
                                •   Conclusion
DISABILITY SPORT SOUTH AFRICA
                                                 History

                                • South African Paraplegic Games
                                  Association formed 1960 - wheelchair only
                                • Expanded to include visually impaired,
                                  amputees and those with cerebral palsy in
                                  1978
                                • NAPCOSA formed in 1994 which included
                                  Deaf and intellectually impaired
                                • DISSA formed in 2001 to incorporate all
                                  disabilities and programs
DISABILITY SPORT SOUTH AFRICA
                                                    Active Sports

                                •   Alpine skiing           •   Lawn Bowls
                                •   Archery                 •   Netball
                                •   Athletics               •   Powerlifting
                                •   Badminton               •   Rugby
                                •   Basketball              •   Sailing
                                •   Boccia                  •   Shooting
                                •   Bowls                   •   Soccer
                                •   Cricket                 •   Swimming
                                •   Cross-country           •   Table Tennis
                                •   Cycling                 •   Volleyball
                                •   Equestrian              •   Wheelchair dance
                                •   Golf                    •   Wheelchair rugby
                                •   Goalball                •   Wheelchair tennis
                                •   Hokker                  •   [Baseball]
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                                            Sporting achievements

                                1996 Atlanta Paralympics         2000 Sydney Paralympics
                                • 5 world records                • 8 world records
                                • 2 Paralympic records           • 13 gold (athletics &
                                • 10 gold (athletics, bowls,       swimming)
                                  swimming)
                                                                 • 12 silver (athletics &
                                • 8 silver (athletics, bowls,      swimming)
                                  swimming)
                                • 10 bronze (athletics, bowls,   • 13 bronze (athletics,
                                  shooting, swimming)              cycling, powerlifting,
                                • 41 athletes competed in 5        swimming)
                                  sports                         • 64 athletes competed in 9
                                • 11% black, 28% women             sports
                                                                 • 28% black, 28% women
DISABILITY SPORT SOUTH AFRICA
                                      2001 Sporting Achievements

                                Deaflympic Games 2001     INAS-FID World Athletics
                                                            Championships
                                • 2 Deaf world records
                                                          • 1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze
                                • 2 Deaflympic records    CP-ISRA Games
                                • 8 gold medals           • 9 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze, 2
                                  (athletics, swimming)     world records
                                • 2 silver medals         World Blind Bowls
                                                            Championships
                                  (athletics, swimming)
                                                          • 5 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze +
                                • 3 bronze medals           team trophy
                                  (athletics, swimming)
DISABILITY SPORT SOUTH AFRICA
                                                        Structures

                                • Seven different                • Current affiliates
                                  disability groups                 – Physically disabled
                                   –   Amputee                      – Intellectually Impaired
                                   –   Cerebral palsy               – Deaf
                                   –   Deaf                      • Not affiliated (unity
                                   –   Intellectually Impaired     process underway)
                                   –   Les autres                   – Special Olympics
                                   –   Visually impaired
                                   –   Spinal cord injuries
DISABILITY SPORT SOUTH AFRICA
                                                          Status

                                • DISSA recognised as controlling body for
                                  sportspersons with disability by:
                                   –   IPC
                                   –   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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                                                Programmes

                                • Strategy
                                  – Inclusion
                                  – Use of able bodied sports structures
                                  – Development in SCSA Zone VI
                                • Focus
                                  – Effective grass roots structures
                                  – Development of regular competition at local level
                                  – Identification and nurturing of talent
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                                                 Methodology

                                • Coordinated approach on delivery (uniformity
                                  through inclusion)
                                • Development of a comprehensive database and
                                  informative website
                                • Establishment of unified DISSA provincial
                                  structures
                                • Presentation of Provincial and National
                                  Championships (on an inclusion basis where
                                  possible)
                                • Establishment of disability specific sports code
                                  bodies serving all disability groups
                                • Implementation of inclusion agreements with able-
                                  bodied federations
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                                Talent Identification and Development

                                • Local events         • People development
                                  – National             – Coaches courses
                                    championships        – Technical officials
                                                           courses
                                  – Inter–provincial     – Athlete development
                                    championships        – Classifiers courses
                                  – Zonal (local)        – Administrators courses
                                    competition          – Development projects
                                  – SCSA Zone VI         – Sports days
                                    competition
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                                     High Performance Programme

                                • Effective programs focused on developing
                                  identified athletes, classifiers and officials with
                                  potential
                                • Selective attendance at international sports
                                  meetings for experience and qualification
                                • Support of regional competition within Africa to
                                  provide additional competition opportunities
                                • Focus on sports that have the capability of reaching
                                  gold balanced against representivity (disability,
                                  gender, rural and disadvantage) and individual vs
                                  team sports
                                • Cooperation with the Sports Information and
                                  Science Agency and CSIR
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                                                   Funding

                                • Acceptance that we have to develop our
                                  own funding sources
                                • Current sources
                                  – Government (less than 5%)
                                  – Sponsorship (limited to major events and
                                    programmes)
                                  – Mainstream sports federations (through
                                    inclusion programmes)
                                • Current budget 2001-4: R22 million for
                                  Paralympic sport
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                                             Challenges faced

                                • Costs: equipment
                                • Accessible facilities
                                • Transportation & parking
                                • Inclusion and the education system
                                  (different definitions, training of educators)
                                • Attitudes
                                • The media and access (improving)
                                • Confusion between the roles of S&RSA and
                                  the Sports Commission
DISABILITY SPORT SOUTH AFRICA
                                               Our commitment

                                • To facilitate inclusion at all levels while not
                                  compromising service delivery to our constituents
                                • To work with all disability groups
                                • To work with all able-bodied federations
                                • To promote sport for the disabled in Zone VI: “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
DISABILITY SPORT SOUTH AFRICA
                                Partnership with the portfolio committee

                                • Encourage inter-governmental department
                                  coordination (health, welfare, sport & recreation,
                                  education)
                                • Address disability grants
                                • Address problems with transport
                                • Address facility coordination and accessibility:
                                  built, to be built, hire costs
                                • Encourage physical education in schools with
                                  educators trained
                                • Coordinated national programme vs provincial (and
                                  municipal) competence
                                • Issue to be “top of mind” for constituency work
DISABILITY SPORT SOUTH AFRICA
                                                 Conclusion

                                • Eliminate duplication
                                • Cooperate with other sports bodies
                                • Close cooperation with Government at all
                                  levels
                                • Dedicated and hard working people
                                  – staff
                                  – volunteers

				
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