for Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation, Bongi Sithole-Moloi and her Education
counterpart Mthandeni Dlungwana signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in
Durban today, 07/04/17, committing their Departments to work together in the
delivery of sports and arts programmes at all schools in the Province.
at the media conference MEC Sithole-Moloi said a healthy mind functions
optimally in a healthy body, highlighting the importance of encouraging active
lifestyles for learners. “Today marks a very historic day as my departments
have signed the MOA with the Department of Education to integrate arts,
culture, sport and recreation into the school curriculum. We pledge to work
together in ensuring sport, arts and culture is understood in a broader spectrum
as not just a hobby but a tool that can be natured into careers,” she said.
visibly delighted Education MEC, Mthandeni Dlungwana, committed himself to
making sure that his department works well with Arts, Culture, Sport and
Recreation. “We know for a fact that sport plays a major role in developing the
minds of our learners. It is against this reason that we want our learners to
fully participate in various sporting activities in schools,” said MEC
Dlungwana. The Department of Education will then ensure that all schools adhere
to the MOA. To this effect, MEC Dlungwana said his Department will soon issue a
circular directing all the districts to ensure that schools fully participate
in sport and arts, including adherence to the two hours per week set aside for
physical education and sports.
MOA is part of interventions by the MECs to streamline the delivery of sports
and arts programmes and to set clearly defined roles and responsibilities for