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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 and tribute to Lee Evans
Dr. Martha Saavedra, University of California, Berkeley
Prof. Simon A. Akindes, University of Wisconsin- Parkside
Opening Session 1: 15h45 – 17h00
Panel 1: The Making of the Springboks
Panel Chair: Louzanne Coetzee, University of the Free State
Mark S Fredericks, Walter Sisulu University
Images That Lie: The Springbok image in mainstream media
Parwine Patel, Université de la Réunion
Rainbow 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 – 18h20
Prof. Sibongile Muthwa, Vice-Chancellor, Nelson Mandela University
Prof. Pamela Maseko, Dean of Humanities, Nelson Mandela University
Keynote Address
Prof Ashwin Desai
Professor Department of Sociology, University of Johannesburg
Session 2: 18h30 – 20h00
Panel 2: Women, Sports, and the Environment
Panel Chair: Prof. Cheryl Walters, Nelson Mandela University
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 in Malabar, Port Elizabeth
Bose Maposa, Ohio University
Understanding Botswana women’s engagement in physical activity and exercise: preliminary results of a pilot study
Round Table: 20h00 – 21h00
Research in Past, Research on African Sports: Past, Present and Future
Prof. 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 : 21h00 – 21h30

Keynote Address 16h30 – 17h00

Day Two – June 25, 2021

Introductions and Announcements 14h00 – 14h15
Dr. Hikabwa Chipande,  African Union Sport Council 
Jeff Kallet
, Ohio University Press
Keynote Adress: 14h15 – 14h45
Géraldine Robert, Former Gabonese professional basketball player, president of “Yemaly”, an organization for basketball promotion in Gabon
Session 3: 14h45 – 16h15
Panel 3: Bodies, Exercise and Society
Panel Chair: Sam Masingi, University of the Free State
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
Keynote Adress: 16h30 – 17h00
Aziz Daouda, Directeur Technique et du Développement de la Confédération Africaine d’Athlétisme (CAA)
Session 4: 17h15 – 18h45
Panel 4: Politics, Memory and Ruptures: PART I
Panel Chair : Papa Owusu-Kwarteng, Ohio University
Lyndon J. Bouah, Interdisciplinary Centre for Sport and Development, University of the Western Cape
Christo De Coning, University of the Western Cape
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
Panel Chair: Dr Noluntu Stella Dyubhele Nelson Mandela University
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 Dubinsky, Oregon State University
Israel-South Africa sportive ties in the Apartheid era
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 and Francois Cleophas, Stellenbosch University
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
Panel Chair : Prof. Simon A. Akindes Univerity of Wisconsin – Parkside
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 Faso)
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
Advocate Daryl Newton, Director, Legal Services, Nelson Mandela University
Session 7: 14h45 – 16h15
Panel 7: Transformations, Digitization and the Economy
Panel Chair: Dr. Derek CatsamUniversity of Texas-Permian Basin
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 8: 16h30 – 18h00
Panel 8: Inclusiveness and Decolonised Spaces
Panel Chair: Sombwa K. Musunsa, Play it Forward Zambia
Jannick Schlewing and Francois Clophas,  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 9: 18h15 – 19h45
Panel 9: Racialism and the Construction of Athlete Bodies
Panel Chair: Prof. David Bogopa, Nelson Mandela University
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 Louisville
The Place of a Pool: St. Cyprian’s Swimming Pool in Memories of Sophiatown”
Amy Apollis, Henk Conradie and Francois Cleophas University of Stellenbosch
The non-racial school sport movement in South Africa during the 1990’s. A literature review case study.
Session 10: 20h15 – 21h45
Panel 10: Public Policy in Action
Panel Chair: Dr. Benedine Azanu, Ghana Institute of Journalism
Paul HendricksSouth 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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