oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - A social cognitive perspective on promotive and preventive health behaviour in postapartheid South Africa

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



Non-communicable diseases or chronic diseases of lifestyle are on the increase amongst all South African population groups. There are, however, disparities in the health profile of black and white communities which can be attributed to the discriminatory health care services of the apartheid era. Sport and exercise scientists who strive to enhance health and prevent disease and injury by facilitating participation in physical activity and sport, should therefore endeavour to address these imbalances.

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