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The case for sport in the Western Cape: Socio-economic benefits and impacts of sport and recreation

The case for sport in the Western Cape: Socio-economic benefits and impacts of sport and recreation

Publication type

Background and Situation Reports

Publisher

Interdisciplinary Centre of Excellence for Sport Science and Development (ICESSD) University of the Western Cape, The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) Western Cape Provincial Government

Year

2019

This report is a collaborative study that evidences sport's cost-effectiveness and impact on social and economic development, to inform policy and support investment in sport.

This study responds to a growing demand in the Western Cape Province for good monitoring and evaluation information, including base line statistics to ensure evidence-based decision-making. During May 2012, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) in the Western Cape, in partnership with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Sport Science and Development (ICESSD) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) initiated such a multi-year research project and embarked on a research exercise to develop a “Case for Sport and Recreation in the Western Cape”. The Phase One period (2012 to 2014) culminated in the publication of the Case for Sport Report in January 2015. Following the first phase of the Case for Sport Research programme (2012 to 2014), the research culminated in the publication of the report: "The Case for Sport: Benefits and Impacts of Sport and Recreation in the Western Cape" in January 2015. Subsequently, the second phase of the research programme (2015-2017) consisted of research and survey results for 2015, 2016 and 2017. The research analysis, management of commissioned cases as well as the report writing for the second publication was completed in November and December 2017.

The key information categories for the study included participation and sport demography, governance and institutional information, economic and financial information, information on social benefits and environmental and infrastructure issues. The methodology included questionnaires sent to 123 Sport Federations in 2017, desk-top research and interviews with experts, commissioned research by the Bureau for Economic Research (BER) at Stellenbosch University, commissioned case studies as well as a story-telling portfolio. 

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Interdisciplinary Centre of Excellence for Sport Science and Development (ICESSD) University of the Western Cape, The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) Western Cape Provincial Government

Published

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 09:19