Cometsa Group: Happy 15 Anniversary

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Sam Tsima elected inaugural Chairperson, Gauteng Steering Committee, Sport for Social Change Network (SSCN) Southern Africa

The President of COMETSA Group, and Vice-President Stakeholder Relations, Institute of People Management (IPM), Mr Sam Tsima is the inaugural Chairperson of Gauteng Steering Committee: Sport for Social Change Network (SSCN) Southern Africa. Mr Sam Tsima was appointed at the meeting held at the offices of the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Hatfield, Pretoria, on the 22nd November 2012.

The members elected to serve on the SSCN Gauteng Steering Committee are:

·         Sam Tsima (COMETSA Sports Development Agency): Chairperson
·         Carol Dyanfyi (Ikageng Itireleng Aids Ministry): Secretary
·         Tina Mahler (Lesedi La Batho): Marketing, PR, Communications, and Projects/Finance
·         Liana Laubscher (Altus Sport): Membership and Monitoring & Evaluation

What is the SSCN?

The Sport for Social Change Network (SSCN) is a meeting point for dynamic organizations involved or interested in using sport as a tool to make social change happen. It consists of regional Coordination Hubs that are currently being set up in Brazil, Eastern Africa, London and Southern Africa with the support of Nike and local partners, with more continents to follow. In Southern Africa, Nike has partnered with YDF to enable one of the member NGOs - Altus Sport - to convene the network. See information on partners.


The Southern African SSCN aims to connect numerous organizations across 10 countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Currently we have more than 40 members in 6 countries. 


To be a key strategic partner spearheading the delivery of social impact through sport


To create opportunities to strengthen the growth and impact of the sport for social change network towards excellence in southern Africa, through:
§  Promoting the use of sport as a main stream tool for social change
§  Innovative approaches that are community-driven and owned
§  Effective structures of governance, which promotes innovation and leadership through collaboration and partnerships
§  A collaborative strategy and integrative approach to create a nurturing and conducive environment for sport for social change at all levels of engagement by focusing on the aspirations and needs of member organizations, youth and participants
§  Contributing to national and regional development objectives relating to youth empowerment, skill development and economic independency
§  Develop and support of quality programmes that result in measurable impact for reflective learning and evidenced-based decision-making


As members of the SSCN Southern Africa, we embrace the following values:
·         Innovation
·         Excellence
·         Accountability
·         Fair play