Newspaper clipping – iol online – 11 August 2010
Stofile urges schools to get kids moving
Physical education needs to be brought back into the curriculum of South African schools, Sport and Recreation Minister Makhenkesi Stofile said on Wednesday.
He said physical education died in the 1960s in the country and had been difficult to revive. The standard was now at its worst and he suggested creating a government department to solve the problem.
The involvement of children in sport built federations and community clubs, which would supply quality athletes.
He congratulated athlete Caster Semenya for her patience while the International Association of Athletics Federations was finalizing her gender tests.