n African Journal for Physical Health Education, Recreation and Dance - delivering community sport in Gauteng : delivery and uptake

Volume 20, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1117-4315


The paper reports on an impact assessment of the (community mass participation programme) offered in the different Gauteng clusters. Underpinned by a management systems approach, the strategy and delivery model was traced through case study analyses of one hub per cluster (including Westbury, Ratanda, Tembisa, Onverwacht and Munsieville). This entailed the profiling the hubs, strategic partnership and 'uptake' by staff and participant to provide evidence for strategic decision-making. A Participatory Action Research framework informed a multi-method approach, with questionnaires completed by 20 staff members, 79 secondary and 63 primary school participants. Nineteen managers were interviewed and 88 research participants from the different service constituencies (e.g. stakeholders, staff and participants) took part in focus group sessions. The events-driven model, stakeholder collaboration and youth development foci (for poverty-alleviation) delivered relatively high levels of participation (11 200) according to the size and locality (rural versus urban). School holiday programmes mostly afforded secondary school children access to safe spaces and various social (including life skill) benefits, while primary school children experienced improved social relationships and recognition. For contract workers, the lack of access to quality resources, the centralised governing system, implementation-focused training and stakeholder participation limited their changes for meaningful upward social mobility and career opportunities associated with poverty alleviation.

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