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ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

Postgraduate Diploma in Sport, Development and Peace 2022
(NQF level 8, 120 credits)

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Sports Science and Development (ICSSD) will again offer its postgraduate diploma in sport, development and peace as a block course in Cape Town, South Africa.

ICSSD is the only research centre in Africa focusing on sport, development and peace offering this postgraduate qualification.  It offers participants the opportunity to challenge and further develop their individual professional vision, to acquire more intimate knowledge about the use of sport and recreation as a tool for development and peace, ranging from Olympic education to sport and recreation management to institutional and leadership issues and to know networks and key decision makers and key personalities from various backgrounds.

This postgraduate diploma programme offer students and professionals in the field of sport, recreation, development and peace building a unique opportunity to acquire an in-depth training while retaining their current position.

With a strong developmental and cross-cultural emphasis, the programme addresses the most relevant issues in the field from a practice-orientated perspective, and at the same time critically examines the potential role and use of sport and recreation as a local and global tool for youth and community development, conflict prevention, social transformation, and peace building.

The course offers practitioner oriented approaches and tools, such as in policy development, implementation (planning, programme and project management), as well as monitoring and evaluation. The course also offers a research methodology component that is linked to the future aspirations of participants. The course aims at promoting an educational process, including Olympic education, to generate greater awareness and understanding of the complexities of using sport and recreation as a vehicle for such developmental efforts. The course also supports and ethical and value-based and human-based rights approaches to the development management and governance of sport and recreation.

  • BA/BSc Degree or equivalent (at the discretion of the university).
  • All candidates should demonstrate a basic knowledge of the field of sport and recreation, development and transformation.
  • Work or study experience in a community and multicultural context and/ or in a sport and recreation related environment is an added advantage.
The course target representatives from government, academia and civil society as well as practising trainers, teachers, community and social workers and facilitators from diverse backgrounds.

The course is designed for leaders, managers, sport and development practitioners, coaches, government departments, civil society, schools, the corporate sector, those working in research and evaluation, the field and other like-minded individuals who work in the field of sport, recreation and development and peace.

The course will run for the 2020 academic year as follows: the course will be offered in form of face to face contact time, self-study and interaction via e-learning.

Classes will be offered in two blocks of three weeks each:

  • Block 1:  9 March  2020 to 27 March  2020 (three modules) and
  • Block 2:  24 August 2020 to 11  September 2020 (three modules).
Class times will be 9.00 - 16.00 every day for block one and two.

Credit Distribution: Core (60) credits and Electives (60) credits
 
Core Modules Lecturers and Guest lecturers
Sport, Development and Peace including Olympic Education Prof. Marion Keim  (UWC, ICSSD)
Policy, Implementation and Evaluation in Sport and Development Prof. Christo de Coning
Research Methods in the Development Context Dr. Emma Mc Kinney ( UWC, ICSSD)
Three Electives :  
Leadership, Culture and Diversity Dr. U. Whande
Economics and Public-Sector Finance Management SDP 718 Prof. de Coning
Sport and Health Dr. Emma Mc Kinney (UWC, ICSSD)

The programme is aimed at developing the following competences:
  • A comprehensive and integrated knowledge of practises of sport, development and peace
  • A coherent and critical understanding of the principles, scope and theories of global and local trends in the field
  • Practical understanding and ability to practically apply and use policy, implementation and evaluation tools in practise, including policy assessment, planning, programme and project management as well as M&E, including indicator development
  • An understanding of research management and research methodology and the ability to develop a research proposal or research article and the ability to select appropriate research instruments to collect data from the field and to use this as research findings.
  • The ability to identify, analyse, synthesise and undertake independent evaluation of current Southern African, African and international issues and initiatives including projects around sport, development and peace, Olympic education  and  sport and recreation  as a tool for social change.

This course will be taught with equal reference to theoretical content and practical applications drawn from local, national and international contexts, and from participants own experiences. Class format will include modern-day teaching and learning methodologies, including interactive facilitation, the use of case studies, lectures, individual and group tasks, assignments, class discussions, information searches, self-study as well as group projects. The teaching method will be highly participatory and actual practitioners with practical experience are used to offer the course. Students will also be exposed to interaction via e-learning and experiential exercises which can form part of their own sport, development, conflict transformation and peace building tool box.

The programme and student performance will be subject to all university requirements and will be internally and externally moderated.

A postgraduate diploma of the University of the Western Cape will be issued to those participants who successfully meet the assessment criteria.

Please complete your online application for the postgraduate sport and development diploma; you may access it via the following link: http://student.uwc.ac.za/default.aspx?screen=APO10

For more information please contact:

Ms Bulelwa Manxiwa
Tel: +27 (0) 21 959 3859
Email: bmanxiwa@uwc.ac.za

Interdisciplinary Centre for Sports Science and Development

University of the Western Cape
Private Bag X17, Bellville 7375, South Africa

Email: dphigeland@uwc.ac.za

Tel: +27 21 959 3859





ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

Masters in Sport for Development 2023
MPHIL
(NQF Level 9, 180 Credits)

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Sports Science and Development (ICSSD) will again offer its MPhil, Master's in Sport for Development as a block course in Cape Town, South Africa.

ICSSD is the only research centre in Africa focusing on sport, development and peace offering this postgraduate qualification of a Master's in the field.  Besides its MPhil it also offers a postgraduate diploma (level 8) on sport, development and peace in block format.

This Master's offers students the opportunity to challenge and further develop their individual professional vision, to acquire more intimate knowledge about the use of sport and recreation as a tool for development ranging from  concepts and latest trends in sport for development,  socio-economic development,  Olympic education, peace and  social transformation to gender, community development, sport and recreation management and institutional and leadership issues. A focus is placed on Sport and the SDGs, and the importance of networks and partnerships in the field both locally and internationally and to know key decision makers from various backgrounds and their agendas.









Meet the MPhil Class of 2021-2022!


Name and Surname: 
Cherice Mangiagalli
Age: 
36
Degree:
BMus (Hons) – University of Cape Town (UCT)/University of North Carolina, Greensboro (UNCG)
Current Occupation:
Student Development Officer, Arts and Culture – Department of Sport, Arts and Culture
Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)
Area of Study:
MPHIL Sport for Development – University of the Western Cape (UWC)
Area of Interest:
Title of thesis:  Develop a monitoring and evaluation tool to measure psychosocial behavior of youth involved in sport for development programs in the Western Cape.

My interest focuses on the integration of sport for development and the effect it has on psychosocial behaviour in order to support program implementation, contribute to organisational learning and knowledge sharing, uphold accountability and compliance, provide opportunities for stakeholder feedback and promote and celebrate the work. 
My area of interest will focus on youth groups in the Western Cape who participate in Sport for Development programs.

Name and Surname:
Mpumelelo Lallie
Age:
42
Degree:
BA Honours: Group Dynamics (NMMU), Degree: Sport Managrment (CPUT)
Current Occupation:
Senior Facilitator: SCORE
Facilitate Life Skills, Leadership Skills and various other Courses.
Area of Study:
MPHIL Sport for Development  - (UWC)
Area of Interest:
Title of Thesis: Bridging the Quality Physical Education gap: Out of school Youth facilitating QPE in Primary Schools.
Youth Development using Sport as a tool for Social Change. Sport Club Development by providing training to out of school Youth to be able to run effective Clubs on their Communities. Facilitating of Leadership programme in order for Youth to make a positive contribution to their Communties.
Name: John Njogu Kamande
Age: 33
Degree:
Bachelor Business Information Technology- Strathmore University
Current occupations:
Ruiru sports academy founder/director. Secretary General KENFOCA
Area of Study:
Mphil Sports for Development at University of the Western Cape
Title of Thesis:
 Youth development and empowerment through sports
Area of Interest:
The reason to have established Ruiru Sports Academy is to help nature and develop talents. Engage youths in sports and help them integrate sports and academic to mold an all-round professional player. This is as we help them not to engage in bad vices such as drug abuse, teenage pregnancies, prostitution, robbery etc.  Therefore my main area of interest is youth development and empowerment.  


Name and Surname: 
Gracian R. M. Mkandawire
Age: 
30
Degree:
University degree in Social Sciences-Development Studies
Current Occupation:
Sports and Recreation Development Officer at Malawi National Council of Sports
Team Leader at Play Malawi Sports non-profit organization
Area of Study:
MPHIL Sport for Development – University of the Western Cape (UWC)
Area of Interest:
The “Domestication” of International Frameworks and Platforms on sports for development in Malawi: assessing awareness, participation and impact specifically on physical education.

My interest is to assess the way Malawi is benefiting from the International Platforms on sports for development such as the International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical education, Kazani Action Plan and United Nations resolution A/73/325 linked with sustainable development goals. I have a new interest in physical education for skill development.

Name and Surname: 
Corry van Rooyen
Age: 
59
Degree:
Diploma in Education III (SP) Athlone College of Education (1986); Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Development & Peace (UWC-2019)
Current Occupation:
Senior Lecturer/Programme Manager Business Studies – West Coast TVET College
Area of Study:
MPHIL Sport for Development – University of the Western Cape (UWC)
Area of Interest:
Title of thesis: Sport and Physical Education and it value as a Tool to Quality Education (SDG 4)

My area of interest includes the role that physical education and sport can play in education and society in addressing the deterioration of social fibre, creating employment opportunities and creating a healthier people.

Name and Surname:
Bejancke Della
Age:
27
Degree:
Bachelor of Laws LLB (University of the Western Cape)
Current Studies:
MPHIL Sport for Development (UWC)
Area of Studies:
Sport for Development
Area of Interest:
Title of thesis: The investigation of gender inequality and female participation in the sport.
The research paper will be dealing with the analysing and examining of gender inequality and female participation in the development of sport, the difficulties women face and it will also look at the hidden history of women’s sport. The paper will basically showcase the pattern of gender relations within sport development. We will mainly focus on the women, girls and other marginalised groups in sports programmes.


                                                                  
Name and Surname:
Simon Petrus Uusiku
Degree:
Bachelor of Education Secondary (Honours)
Physical Education and Biology (lower Second)
University of Namibia
Position:      Namibian Air Force Sport Officer
Area of study:  MPHIL Sport for Development
                    University of the Western Cape
Area of interest:
Title of thesis:  To improve and enhance Youth Performance and Development through Physical Education and Sport Recreation in Namibia.
My study will look at other aspects of Physical Education apart from status such as academic discipline. Within the past two decades, the knowledge in the field has grown tremendously. As the scope of Physical Education broadened, Physical Educators became interested in specific areas of study within Physical Education. And one effect of this growth and subsequent specialization is the increase of job opportunities within the Physical Education sport field.

Name and Surname: 
Nadia Kroll
Age: 
29
Degree:
BSport Science/BAHons Sport & Recreation (University of Pretoria)
PGDip Tourism Management (University of Pretoria)

Current Occupation:
Performance Enhancement Services Coordinator- High Performance Unit TuksSport
University of Pretoria
Other positions held:
Team Manager – USSA Women’s National Team
Athlete Manager/Representative- 2 SA female footballers playing in Europe
Area of Study:
MPHIL Sport for Development – University of the Western Cape (UWC)
Area of Interest:
Role of sport on SDG Goal 5 with specifics to women’s football

My area of interest includes gender equality with a focus on both the play gap and pay gap in football. I am also interested in the role of tertiary education in promoting female football players in the South African setting. Navigating the hurdles of being a female football player in South Africa.

Name and Surname: 
Asanda Alex Plaatjies
Age: 
44
Degree:
BA(Hons) – Rhodes University (RU)/Certificate in Management Development Programme-University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)
Current Occupation:
Faculty Officer-Marketing and Public Relations
University of the Western Cape (UWC)
Area of Study:
MPHIL Sport for Development – University of the Western Cape (UWC)
Area of Interest:
Title of thesis: An assessment of Equal Pay and Financial Support in Sport: the Case for Gender Equality

My area of interest includes the assessment of the dynamics of equal pay and financial support for women in sport thus entrenching a systematic wage gap disputes and disparities in sport. The aim is to explore the forces at play that are making this system unfair and biased, and how the different role players can level the playing field in the 21st century sport particularly in elite sport fraternity. I’m interested in finding how a failure to address this predicament contradicts the very existence of Sustainable Development Goals.

Name and surname:
Nkululeko Molale Serame
Age: 34
Degree: LLB (UWC)
Current Occupation: Advocate of the High Court of South Africa
                                     Level III cricket coach at SS4LS
                                     Director (Pinnacle Sports and Education, NPO)
                                     Coordinator (Commonwealth Entrepreneurs Club)
Area of study: Mphil Sports for Development (UWC)

Area of interest: Socio-economic barriers to cricket participation in South African townships*

Name and Surname:
Mxolisi Zakhele Goodwill Magadlela
Date of Birth:
1994/05/10 (27)
Qualifications:
BHMS (Human Movement Science) Degree/ Nelson Mandela University (NMU)
PGDip in Sports, Development and Peace (Postgraduate Diploma)/                     University of Western Cape (UWC).
Current Occupation:
I am currently just a student at UWC, also searching for future occupational endeavours.
Area of Study:
MPHIL Sport for Development – University of Western Cape (UWC)
Area of interest:
Title of thesis: The impact that sports and recreational facilities have on youth development within South African communities: A case study of Elandsrand community, in the Madibeng Local Municipality.
My area of interest embraces sport and recreational platforms and how they have the ability to maximise opportunities of participation and foster prospect endeavours in high performance sports. Lack of resources and financial restraints often preclude accessibility to sports because of the expensive sports equipment as a result this inhibits excellence in sports, to even reduction in participation. Sport development is a process through which systems are offered for people to get into the types of sports platforms such as being a player, official, mentor or administrator and it covers development to elite levels of sport, therefore there is a drive to acquire whether development programs provided in Elandsrand oblige to the youth’s residents, interests and demands.


Name and Surname:
Simphiwe Kosi
DoB: 1972/09/02 (48)
Qualifications:
Degree Bachelor of Administration
Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration
Honours in Development Studies, University of the Western (UWC)
Current Occupation:
Currently a student at UWC
Area of Study:
MPHIL Sport for Development at UWC
Area of Interest:
Title of Thesis: The impact of mega sport events and the participation of host communities. A case study of Port Elizabeth in the Nelson Mandela Municipality.
My area of interest is all about the returns that these mega events like the 2010 Soccer World Cup bring to the community. The inclusion and the participation of the host communities.

Name and Surname: 
Mmathapelo Matoko
Age: 
34
Degree:
Postgraduate Diploma in Management: University of Cape Town (UCT)
Bachelor of Social Sciences: University of Cape Town (UCT)
Current Occupation:
Administrative Officer/ Junior Researcher, – National Department of Sport, Arts and Culture
Head Office: Pretoria
Area of Study:
MPHIL Sport for Development – University of the Western Cape (UWC)
Area of Interest:
Title of thesis: Development of Sport and Transformation Strategy in South Africa.


Name and Surname: 
Dumisani Dondashe
Age: 
 34
Degree:
BA (HMS) University of the Western Cape & NMP (Wits Business School)
Current Occupation:
Senior Operations Officer – University Sport South Africa (USSA)
 Area of Study:
MPHIL Sport for Development – University of the Western Cape (UWC)
Area of Interest:
Title of thesis:  The support offered by Tertiary Sports Institution in Gauteng for development of Sports and Recreational Programmes
 
I have a keen interest in policy, support programmes and team delivery. I intend to relook at the support offered by tertiary sports institution to support their sports and recreation programmes. The commercialization of sports has resulted in more funding be directed into high performance programme instead of developing the sports.

Name and Surname: 
Musonda Esnart Kamangu
Age: 
35
Degree:
Post Graduate Dip Teaching and Lecturing Methodology – University of Lusaka (UNILUS), BSc Physiotherapy – University of Zambia (UNZA)
Current Occupation:
Physiotherapist – Department of Physiotherapy,
Levy Mwanawasa University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia.
Area of Study:
MPHIL Sport for Development – University of the Western Cape (UWC)
Area of Interest:
 Title of thesis: Leadership Skills Development for women and girls in Sport


Name and Surname: 
Bongile Ganyile
Age: 
45
Degree:
B Sports Science (UDW)
Honours Recreation management (UKZN)
Current Occupation:
Deputy Director: Department of Student affairs: Sport and Recreation unit
Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT)
Area of Study:
MPHIL Sport for Development – University of the Western Cape (UWC)
Title of thesis: Socio-economic impact of privatization of University Sport in South Africa: A Case study of Varsity Cup Competition

Area of Interest:
My area of interest is on university sport and its role in the holistic development of a student.


Name and Surname: Kudakwashe Donald Samunderu
Age: 34
Degree: BA (Hons), PGCE (UWC)
Current Occupation: Managing Director - Pinnacle Sports and Education NPC
Area of Study: MPHIL Sport for Development – University of the Western Cape (UWC)
Title of thesis:
“The Case for Sport in Zimbabwe: Socio-Economic Benefits and Impact of Sport and Recreation on a Developing Country.”


 

This Master's programme offers students and professionals in the field of sport, recreation and development a unique opportunity to acquire an in-depth training while retaining their current position and developing a relevant research thesis on a topic of their interest and passion.

With a strong developmental and cross-cultural emphasis, the programme addresses the most relevant issues in the field from a practice-orientated perspective and at the same time critically examines the potential role and use of sport and recreation as a local and global tool for socio-economic, youth and community development, conflict prevention, social transformation, and peace building. 

The course offers a research methodology component that is linked to the future aspirations of participants as well as practitioner oriented approaches and tools and knowledge international stakeholder and their programmes. In the centre of the course is the research proposal development and thesis. The course aims at promoting an educational process, to generate greater awareness and understanding of the complexities of using sport and recreation as a vehicle for developmental efforts. The course supports ethical and value-based and human-based rights approaches to the development management and governance of sport and recreation.

Course work will run for two semesters in 2021. During the first semester students are expected to develop their proposal and work on their thesis after year one to complete in their second year of enrolment.

  • BA/BSc Degree or equivalent (at the discretion of the university).
  • All candidates should demonstrate a basic knowledge of the field of sport and recreation, development and transformation.
  • Work or study experience in a community and multicultural context and/ or in a sport and recreation related environment is an added advantage.
The course target representatives from government, academia and civil society as well as practising trainers, teachers, community and social workers and facilitators from diverse backgrounds.
  
The course is designed for leaders, managers, sport and development practitioners, coaches, government departments, civil society, schools, the corporate sector, those working in research and evaluation, the field and other like-minded individuals who work in the field of sport, recreation and development and peace.

The course will run for the 2021 academic year as follows: the course will be offered in form of online teaching, self-study and interaction via e-learning. (Should the COVID-19 situation change and blended /face to face is possible, we will inform you)

Classes will be offered in two blocks of three weeks each:

  • Block 1:  22 February - 12 March 2021 (three modules) and 
  • Block 2:  2 August -20 August 2021 (three modules).

This course will be taught with equal reference to theoretical content and practical applications drawn from local, national and international contexts and from participants own experiences. Class format will include modern-day teaching and learning methodologies, including interactive facilitation, the use of case studies, lectures, individual and group tasks, assignments, class discussions, information searches, self-study as well as group projects. The teaching method will be highly participatory and actual practitioners with practical experience are used to offer the course. Students will also be exposed to interaction via e-learning and experiential exercises which can form part of their own sport, development, conflict transformation and peace building toolbox.

The programme and student performance will be subject to all university requirements and will be internally and externally moderated.

A MPhil of the University of the Western Cape will be issued to those participants who successfully meet the assessment criteria.

Modules for MA Sport for Development 2021

  • First Block: 22 February – 12 March /03 (*Masters)
  • Second Block: 2 August – 20 August (*Masters)
Module Name Code Credits Module Level Delivery Lecturer
Concepts & Trends in Sports for Development SRD811 20 Core 9 Semester 1
22 -26 February
Prof. M  Keim
Applied Research Methods SRD812 20 Core 9 Semester 1
1-5 March
Dr. E. Mc Kinney
Socio-Economic Development SRD824 20 Elective 9 Semester 1
8-12 March
Prof. C de Coning
Thesis SRD803/804 60 Core 9 Semester 2 Supervisors
Sport, Peace & Social Transformation SRD823 20 Elective 9 Semester 2
3-7 August
Prof. M  Keim
Gender in Sport SRD820 20 Elective 9 Semester 2
10-14
August
Dr. Mc Kinney
Sport & Community Development SRD825 20 Elective 9 Semester 2
17-21 August
Dr. Marie Young

For registration the following information needs to be submitted:

  • Copy of ID / passport
  • Five page proposal
  • Motivation letter
  • Two reference letters (preferably by two academics)
  • SAQA documentation for those with qualifications obtained outside of SA
  • Academic transcripts
  • Additional documentation: study permit and medical aid info

For more information, please contact;

Prof. Marion Keim
Email: mkeim@uwc.ac.za,

Administrator, Ms Bulelwa Manxiwa
Emailbmanxiwa@uwc.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0) 21-9593859
Cell WhatsApp: +27 (0) 82 202 3454 or +27 (0) 782915299