In the midst of local political challenges and international leadership changes in South Africa and globally, the focus on the importance of universal values and global governance has become paramount. We believe that sport, development and peace as well as Olympism, which is “To place sport at the service of the harmonious development of humankind, with a view to promoting a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity” should be supported, also as it contains a vision from which we all can learn and to which we shall all aspire to.
It is for this reason that the Foundation for Sport, Development and Peace in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Nedbank, TAFISA, SRSA, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Grassrootsoccer, Metro Police, tertiary institutions, and others will be hosting the 4th International Sport and Peace Conference. The Conference will take place 12-15 September at the Nedbank Building, Cape Town Waterfront on the occasion of International Peace Day, (21 September) and includes an Expo, the Cape Town Youth Peace Heritage Games, a TAFISA accredited international Training course and the main conference with 5 Commissions.
The theme for the 4th International Cape Town Sport and Peace Conference is Breaking new Ground: Values and Leadership for Recreation, Sport and Peace and the event seeks to promote sport, well-being, tolerance and peace worldwide.
The event brings together international and local experts, practitioners as well as academics in the field of sport, development and peace and addresses a variety of stakeholders from civil society, sport, recreation and peace organisations, government departments, corporates, the media as well as interested parties from tertiary institutions, sports organisations, clubs and sport federations, athletes and coaches as well as delegates from faith based organisations, defence force, police and schools.