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Day One – June 24, 2021

Welcome 15h30 – 15h45
Introductions and Welcome 15h30 – 15h45
Introductions and Announcements
Welcome by Sports Africa Network
Dr. Martha Saavedra
Opening Session 1: 15h45 – 17h00
Panel 1: The Making of the Springboks
Mark S Fredericks, Walter Sisulu University
That Lie: The Springbok Image In Mainstream Media
Parwine Patel, Université de la Réunion
World Champions? Questioning the impact of the Springboks’ victory at Rugby World Cup 2019 on the South African Society
Derek Catsam, The University of Texas Permian Basin
On Chester, Habana, and Siya (and Luyt and Cronje and Eben): Thinking Historically About 25 Years of Springbok Rugby Since 1995
Opening and Keynote: 17h15 – 18h:20
Prof S. Muthwa, Vice-Chancellor, Nelson Mandela University
Keynote Address
Prof Ashwin Desai,
Professor Department of Sociology, University of Johannesburg

Session 2: 18h30 – 20h00
Panel 2: Women, Sports and, Environment
Mathew Ayodele, University of Ibadan
Women and Sports in Post-Colonial Nigeria, 1950-2000
Nobubele Phuza, Nelson Mandela University
A proposal for a (new) paradox of competitive netball
Shaabiera Saita and David Bogopa, Nelson Mandela University
An Enquiry on Gender, Religion and Sport: The Case of Muslim Women Residing Inmalabar, Port Elizabeth
Bose Maposa, Ohio University
Understanding Botswana women’s engagement in physical activity and exercise: Preliminary results of a pilot study
Round Table: 20h45 – 21h45
Research in African Sports
Peter Alegi, Michigan State University (Moderator)
Nobubele Phuza, Nelson Mandela University
Iman Nefil, Institut des Sciences du sport-sante de Paris, Universite de Paris
Solomon WaliaulaMaasai Mara University
Networking and Braai Social : 22h30 – 23h00

Day Two – June 25, 2021

Introductions and Announcements 14h00 – 14h15
Keynote Adress: 14h15 – 14h45
Francoise Mbango 2-time Olympic gold medalist, Triple Jump
Session 3: 14h45 – 16h15
Panel 3: Bodies, Exercise and Society
Isaac A Oyewumi, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye
Adeolu O. Oyekan, University of Ibadan Movement
Competence Ambition Assessment among Human Kinetics Students in South-West Universities, Nigeria.
Athenkosi Kilane, Southern Africa Nazarene University
Symbolic relations between athletes and society

Adiele Dube, University of Zululand
Exercise-Heat Stress, Hyperthermia, Dehydration and Fatigue Effects on Cognitive Performance among Semi-Professional Male Athletes

Iorwase D. Kaka’an, Aeson Sports Management Company Ltd
Talent Search and Development in Nigeria: The Approaches to Football Delivery System by Aeson Football Club of Makurdi
Keynote Address 16h30 – 17h00
Aziz Daouda Directeur Technique et du Développement de la Confédération Africaine d’Athlétisme
Session 4: 17h15 – 18h45
Panel 4: Politics, Memory and Ruptures: PART I
Mouhamadou N. Sarr, Département d’histoire Université Cheikh Anta Diop Dakar-Sénégal
Les rois sportifs de l’égypte ancienne
Lyndon J. Bouah, Interdisciplinary Centre for Sport and Development, University of the Western Cape
Christo De Coning
The Case for Sport in the Western Cape
Lorna J. Kimaiyo, Kenyatta University
The transformation of sports in Elgeyo-marakwet county, Kenya, 1895-1963
Pedro Mzileni, Nelson Mandela University 
Local soccer clubs as underground trade union movements in Zwelitsha, Eastern Cape: 1970-1990
Session 5: 19h00 – 20h30
Panel 5: Politics, Memory and Ruptures: PART II
Lyndon J. Bouah, Interdisciplinary Centre for Sport and Development, University of the Western Cape
Chess in the Cold War between South Africa and Russia
Itamar Debunski, Oregon State University
Green Eagle Nation: The Politicization of Sports Journalism in the Post-Independence Nigerian Press
Hendrik Snyders, University of Stellenbosch & Free State
Coincidental, parallel and common struggles’: South African weightlifting, the international sports boycott and Artists and Athletes Against Apartheid c. 1948 – 1990
Bradley A. Morris,University of Stellenbosch
A historical-political perspective on physical education in South Africa during the period 1990-1999
Session 6: 20h45 – 22h00
Panel 6: Sports Governance: Local, National & International
Abdelhamid Ait Bihi, Université Ibn Zohr – Agadir – Maroc
La « corporate gouvernance » : quelles implications pour les organisations sportives marocaines ?
Abdoun Nassir, Université de Ngaoundéré
De la collaboration entre le Comité National Olympique et Sportif du Cameroun (CNOSC) et le Ministère des Sports et de l’Education Physique (MINSEP): entre permanences et ruptures
Mory Sanou, Ministère des Sports et des Loisirs (Burkina Fasso)
Sport et développement le rôle modèle de l’école
Networking and Braai Social 22h00 – 22h30

Day Three – June 26, 2021

Introductions and Announcements 14h00 – 14h10
Keynote Address: 14h10 – 14h40
Adv Daryl Newton Director, Legal Services, Nelson Mandela University
Day 3 Panel Presentations
Session 6: 14h45 – 16h15
Panel 6: Transformations, Digitization and the Economy
Khatija Bahdur, Nelson Mandela University
Fan opinions of women’s football, and the factors which shape these opinions.
Thandiwe Blauw, and David Bogopa, Nelson Mandela University
An Anthropological Lens on the Impact of Soccer Development on the Economy of the Eastern Cape Province
Lyndon J. Bouah, Interdisciplinary Centre for Sport and Development, University of the Western Cape
Marion Keim, Interdisciplinary Centre for Sport and Development, University of the Western Cape
Lessons from the digitisation process of the Robben Island Sport Records
Session 7: 16h30 – 18h00
Panel 7: Inclusiveness and Decolonised Spaces
Francois Clophas, and Jannick Schlewing, Stellenbosch University
Creating a decolonised physical culture narrative through a private archive
Keon Richardson, University of Tsukuba 
Blind Football and Sporting Capital: Managing participation among youth blind football players in Zimbabwe
Elemon Sakala Jr, Victorious LIFE / UoPeople
The value and influence of chaplaincy in the holistic development of athletes.
Desire Chiwandire, Nelson Mandela University
Students with disabilities’ lack of opportunity for sport and recreational activities: The case of South African universities
Session 8: 18h15 – 19h45
Panel 8: Racialism and the Construction of Athlete Bodies
Elemon Sakala Jr, and Kristien K. Sakala, Victorious LIFE / UoPeople
Racism in professional sports
Mari H. Eng, Norwegian University of Science and Technology 
The myth of the average woman”: racial practices and the white gaze in elite sports
Tyler Fleming, University of Lousville
The Place of a Pool: St. Cyprian’s Swimming Pool in Memories of Sophiatown”
Amy Apollis, University of Stellenbosch 
The non-racial school sport movement in South Africa during the 1990’s. A literature review case study.
Session 9: 20h15 – 21h45
Panel 9: Public Policy in Action
Paul HendrixSouth Peninsula High
Reflecting on an alternative sports praxis: The Teachers’ League of South Africa (TLSA) and non-racial school sport in the Western Cape, 1950s – 1990s.
Olufemi Adgbsesan, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Relationship of self-regulatory efficacy on doping likelihood of secondary schools sport athletes in Nigeria.
Gustavo P. Paipe, and Maria J. Carvalho, Universidade Pedagógica de Maputo
Public sports policies: A tool for characterization of municipal sports services in Mozambique
Gustavo P. Paipe, and Maria J. Carvalho, Universidade Pedagógica de Maputo
Sports policies in Mozambique: Challenges and perspectives for sport development
Closing and Braai Social  21h45 – 22h45


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