Minister of Sport, Olivia Grange, says a delegation from the Government of South Africa will visit Jamaica this week to conduct a study tour of the island’s sports programme.

The delegation is being led by the South African Deputy Minister of Sports, Nocawe Noncedo Mafu.

Grange says the visit is part of the bilateral agreement between Jamaica and South Africa for cooperation in sports and recreation.

The visit, which begins on Tuesday, is also a follow-up to the Jamaica/South Africa Political Consultations last year in which South Africa
expressed an interest in better understanding Jamaica’s sports development model.

Grange will host the South African delegation in discussions about Jamaica’s sports policy framework, national sports organisations, anti-doping, facilities management and sports financing.

The South African delegation will also receive presentations by the InterSecondary Schools Sports Association, ISSA, and the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association.

They’ll also visit institutions, including the University of Technology and the GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sports.

Earlier this year, Jamaica hosted a sports study tour by a delegation from the Trinidad and Tobago government.