6th International Sport and Peace Conference

6th Cape Town International Sport and Peace Conference

 The event is brought to you by a unique partnership of the Foundation for Sport, Development, and Peace in collaboration with Western Cape Department for Cultural Affairs and Sport, Nedbank, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Robben Island Museum, the International Pierre de Coubertin Foundation, the Western Cape Network for Community, Peace and Development, Amy Foundation, Save the Dream Foundation, Sportanddev, the International Peace Research Association, the Africa Peace Education and Research Association, the Association for International Sport for All, the Cape Town Sport Council and their partners. 


The overall aim of the conference and the work of its commissions is to look at how we can take Madiba’s vision for youth, sport and peace forward in 2019 and beyond. How can Madiba’s view on peace and the role of sport in uniting people and eradicating all types of discrimination and racial barriers and as an effective communication mechanism with the youth be translated into specific actions? 


 The 2019 International Cape Town Sport and Peace Conference as in the years before, also recognizes the International Peace Day of 21 September by convoking representatives from government, non-profit, educational, corporate and media organizations. The groups will challenge each other to break new grounds and discuss if and how the values of Madiba as reflected also in the Olympic and universal values such as respect, fair play, excellence, friendship are applicable to broader global themes of peace and community development and how best to forge partnerships among diverse organisations to build on those characteristics in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals. Conference delegates will consider how to more closely integrate sports and recreation with peace, educational and civil-discourse initiatives. 


With the upcoming Conference, we would like to invite you to join us in honouring Nelson Mandela’s legacy and the role he played for Youth, Sport, and Peace in the world. He believed in the power of sport, the important role of women and the youth as leaders of tomorrow. “Sometimes it falls upon a Generation to be great, he said, you can be that great Generation. Let your Greatness blossom.“ In keeping with Madiba’s unswerving internationalism, this year’s conference is also being held in conjunction with the International Peace Research Association (IPRA), and its continental affiliate, the Africa Peace Education and Research Association (AFPREA). 



09h00 – 17h00 Youth Peace Heritage Games Youth Coordinator: Mr. Warren Lucas with Teams from: DCAS, Nedbank, Women for Peace and Franschhoek Youth Forum, Metro Police Cadets and others
09h00 – 17h00 Sport and Development Training and Capacity Building week – 12-18 September Tafisa Workshop, OVEP Introduction Workshop and others. Details will follow!
14h00 – 16h00 Registration and Set – up for Exhibitors
EXPO Exhibition Opening (Dr. Anver Desai, Jasmina Majiet & Ruth Noluthando Saunders)Themes:

  • Values Education
  • Role Models and Mentorship
  • Community Development
  • Peace and partnerships
  • Sport, Peace, Wellbeing, Health and Disability
  • Youth, Leadership and Heritage
  • The Role of Federations in Sport Development



08h30- 9h00 REGISTRATION
09h00 – 09h25 Welcome and Setting the Scene Dr. Marion Keim (Chairperson, Foundation for Sport, Development and Peace & MCMs Mrs Razia Saleh (Director of Archive and Research, Nelson Mandela Foundation),Ms Glynis Jardine (Senior Manager Public Sector, Nedbank)Mr Brent Walters (Head of Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport Western Cape)
09h25 – 09h40 Address: Mrs Razia Saleh, Director of Archive and Research, Nelson Mandela Foundation, on Madiba – Sport, Youth and Peace introduced by Dr. Marion Keim
09h40 – 09h55 Address: Dr Lyndon Bouah (Chief Director Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, DCAS) on The Case for Sport and Peace introduced by Prof. Christo de Coning
09h55 – 10h10 Guest speaker: Christine Atieno and Matt Meyer, Co-secretaries Secretary-General, International Peace Research Association IPRA/ AFPREA Member The relevance of Peace for Youth in Africa today introduced by Jan Koster
10h10-10h30 Guest speaker: Mr. Massimiliano Montanari, CEO Save the DreamWhen Sport breaks down Walls, introduced by Heidi RaymerMessage : Dr. Konstantinos Filis, Director Olympic Truce Centre, Greece
10h30 – 10h45 Keynote Address: Mr. Nathi Mthethwa, MP, Minister of Sports Arts and Culture of South Africa tbc on The Role of South Africa nationally and internationally for Sport and Peace introduced by Dr. Anver Desai

10h45 – 11h15



Youth Leadership, Mentoring and Values for Sport and Peace


Dr. David Maralack (UCT) and Prof. Scarlett Cornelissen (SUN)

11h15 – 11h35 Address: MEC Anroux Marais, Minister of Cultural Affairs & Sport Western Cape on Youth, Sport, Culture and Peace introduced by Mr. Brent Walters
11h35– 11h50 Address: Dr. Ben Sanders (Sportanddev) Youth and Sport
11h50- 12h30 Panel and Plenary Discussion:

  • Ms. Mpai Rampou and Ms. Raedene Lucas (Foundation Youth Sport Leaders)
  • Mr. Massimiliano Montanari (Save the Dream Foundation),
  • Mr. Barry Hendricks (SASCOC)
  • Mr. Ayanda Ndlovu (UNICEF)
  • Mr. Mandla Gagayi (University of Western Cape)
  • Ms. Ruth Saunders (Cape Peninsula of Technology)
  • Mr. Paul Hendricks (DCAS)


12h30 – 13h30

12h30-13h30 Commission 1: Universal and Olympic Values Education and Mentorship (Venue 1)

  • Chairs: Dr. Marion Keim, Mr. Pat Pillai (LifeCo UnLtd SA) and Mr. Bennett Bailey (DCAS)


Commission 2: Sport, Peace and Community Wellbeing (Venue 2)

  • Chairs: Kevin Chaplin, Ntombise Mene (SRSA), Mr Stan Henkman (Western (Cape Transplant Sports) and Mr. Manfred Jacobs (Correctional Services)


Commission 3: Women in Society, Business and Sport (Venue 3)

  • Chairs: Ms Shamilla Abrahams, Ms CJ Jonkers, and Ms Heidi Raymer


Commission 4: Combined Sport Youth Leadership Roundtable Youth leadership and Heritage Commission (Venue 4)

  • Chairs: Mr. Warren Lucas and Ms Vanessa Mitchell (RIM), Dr Jeremy Davies


Commission 5: The Roundtable for Federations in Sport Development (Venue 5)

  • Chairs: Prof Christo de Coning, Mr. Barry Hendricks (SASCOC) and Mr. Elton Davids (Cape Town Sports Council)

13h30 – 14h30


14h30 -15h15 Foundation Awards for Sport and Peace Foundation Board Members and Pierre de Coubertin Committee(Jasmina Majiet & Myolisi Gophe and youth leaders of the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee)
15h15 – 15h25 Address: Athlete and Role Model introduced by Mr. Warren Lucas
15h25-16h00 Feedback of Commissions to Plenary and Discussion

  • Chair: Prof. Christo de Coning and Ms Crystal Pather
16h00 -16h15 Way Forward and Closing Dr. Lyndon Bouah, Ms CJ Jonkers and Dr. Marion Keim
16h15 –17h00 Reception – Foyer
17h15- 20h00 Evening Programme