April 10, 2017

Registration

09:00  -  10:00

Opening Remarks

10:00  -  10:30

Keynote – Andre Odendaal

10:40  -  11:45

Book Launch

11:45  -  12:30

  Cricket and Conquest, Volume 1: 1795-1914 Andre Odendaal, Chandan K. Reddy, C. Merrett, J. Winch The first of its kind for any sport in South Africa. A cricket love story of epic dimensions with details which will blow readers away. Cricket and Conquest goes back to the beginnings 221 years ago and fundamentally revises […]

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Panel 1: Sports Governance, Management and Development

13:30  -  15:15

Chair: Andre Odendaal (University of the Western Cape, South Africa) Harnessing and Enhancing Social Capital in Community Sport Development: An Evaluation of the Enduring Legacies of the Football Foundation of South Africa David Bek (Coventry University, UK) Analysis of the Implementation of the National Sport and Recreation Plan in the Western Cape Lyndon James Bouah […]

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Panel 2: Sport and Development

13:30  -  15:15

Chair: Ashwin Desai (University of Johannesburg, South Africa) Opportunities and Limitations of Sport-in-Development Projects in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Analysis of their Impact in the Context of Development. Marie Biermann (German Sports University, Germany) Doing our bit by wearing the kit: Liverpool FC, Standard Chartered and the post-colonial subjectivities of ‘Sport-for-Development’ and Corporate Social Responsibility David […]

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Workshop 1: Teaching African Sports

15:30  -  18:00

Teaching African Sports A small, but growing, group of scholars has been struggling, though increasingly successfully, for some time to legitimize the study of sports in the academy.  Yet, even if research on sports-related topics has gained traction in the academy and publishers have been increasingly receptive, introducing this work into the classroom remains a […]

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Opening Reception & Welcome

19:00  -  21:00

Opening Reception & Welcome Host: Professor Andre Keet Director, International Institute for Studies in Race, Reconciliation and Social Justice, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

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April 11, 2017

Panel 3: Policy, Education and Youth Sport

08:30  -  10:00

Chair: Willy Nel (University of the Free State, South Africa) Legal Problems for Youth Sport: Is Better Coach Education the Solution? Steve Greenfield (University of Westminster, UK), JP Rossouw (North-West University, South Africa) and Guy Osborn (University of Westminster, UK) Redressing the Past Imbalances? Challenges of Life Skills and Life Orientation Subject Advisors in the […]

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Keynote – Peter Alegi

10:10  -  11:10

Professor Peter Alegi Michigan State University Black Sport Matters: Sporting Subalterns’ Quest for Social Justice in African History Abstract Ever since the Ancient Games at Olympia temporarily halted wars, sport and politics have been deeply intertwined. It is a relationship marked by disempowerment and empowerment. The 1934 FIFA World Cup staged by Fascist Italy and […]

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Panel 4: Sporting Biographies

11:25  -  12:55

Chair: Marthinus Conradie (University of the Free State, South Africa) Discovering Sub-alteran Identities in South African Physical Culturalist Life Stories Francois Cleophas (Stellenbosch University) Isaiah Bud Mbelle, the Father of Black Sport in South Africa Cobus Rademeyer (Sol Plaatje University) Friendships or mere helping hands: Critical Reflections on relationships between blind para athletes and guides […]

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Panel 5: South African Sport History

11:25  -  12:55

Chair: Wouter De Wet (University of the Free State, South Africa) Empire, War and Cricket in South Africa: Logan of Matjiesfontein Dean Allen (Bournemouth University, UK and Stellenbosch University, South Africa) South African Rugby Transformation as Alibi: Thoughts on Craven and Coetzee Derek C. Catsam (University of Texas of the Permian Basin, USA) The Politics […]

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Brown Bag – Documentary Film

13:05  -  14:05

Injury Time – The Rise of the 80 Minute Nation (30 minute video) By Mark Fredricks (University of the Free State) Discussant: Allan Zinn (University of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa)

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Panel 6: African Football Migration 1

14:30  -  16:00

Chair: Komlan Agbedahin (University of the Free State, South Africa) Black Team, White Sport Jermaine Scott (Northwestern University, USA) I go play and Kome Lead Ouedraogo Lassane (Ohio University) Re-inventing oneself to stay a Big Man The strategies of reconversion of former African professional footballers in France Hervé Kouamouo (STAPS – Université Paris Ouest Nanterre […]

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Panel 7: History and Politics of South African Football

14:30  -  16:00

Chair: Peter Alegi (Michigan State University, USA) Ezemidlalo Njenqesixhobo Senkullueko: The History and Politics of the Grahamstown Soccer Association (1975-1985) Shawn Forde (University of British Columbia, Canada) and Jeff Budaza (Independent Researcher) Contradictions Within the South African Football Association and the Premier Soccer League David Bogopa (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa) The Natal Inter-Race […]

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Panel 8: African Football Migration 1

16:15  -  17:45

Chair:  Following the Ball: African Football Players, Labor Strategies and Emigration across the Portuguese Colonial Empire, 1945-75 Todd Cleveland (University of Arkansas, USA) Maintaining mobility when visibility ends: Post career trajectories of transnational West African football migrants Christian Ungruhe (Aarhus University, Denmark); Sine Agergaard (Aarhus University, Denmark) The migration of young African athletes:  a persisting […]

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Panel 9: Mega Sports Events in Africa

16:15  -  17:45

Chair: Dean Allen (Bournemouth University, UK; Stellenbosch University, South Africa) Football, Politics, and National Identity in South Africa: The Story of the 1996 African Cup of Nations Sean Jacobs (The New School, USA); Aubrey Bloomfield (The New School, USA) African Precedents: The Anti-Apartheid Boycotts of the 1968, 1972 and 1976 Olympics Games Michelle Sikes (Stellenbosch […]

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Pick-up Football (soccer)

18:00  -  19:00

April 12, 2017

Panel 10: Entanglements of Race & Class in South African Sport 1

09:00  -  10:30

Chair: Lis Lange (University of the Free State, South Africa) Disentangling race: Re-narrating apartheid sport? Douglas Booth (University of Otago, New Zealand) Sports dynamics and informality in the townships – the case of Gambling soccer in Kayamandi Sylvain Cubizolles (Université de La Réunion) Cycles of Memory: Uncovering a Heritage of Racing in Johannesburg, 1920-60 Todd […]

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Panel 11: Pan-African Sport History

09:00  -  10:30

Chair: Grey Magaiza (University of the Free State, South Africa) Building Sports Bridges between Africa and the Soviet Bloc, 1950s-1970s Mauricio Borrero (St. John’s University, USA) Sports and Democracy: Perspectives from Africa Anne W. Munene (University of the Free State) Does it exist Sport in pre-colonial Africa? A controversial debate around Sport, Games and Physical […]

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Panel 12: Entanglements of Race & Class in South African Sport 2

11:00  -  12:30

Chair: Searching for Waves and Peace: Transkeian surfing under Apartheid rule David Drengk (Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Germany) Surfing with the ‘Dark Nations’: Hawaiians, Subaltern Surfers and the Politics of Professional Surfing in South Africa, 1968-1990 Glen Thompson (Stellenbosch University, South Africa) The Colour of Football is Poor Male: (Dis)entangling Racialisation, Classism and Gendering of the […]

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Panel 13: Experiences and Reflections of Sports Practitioners

11:00  -  12:30

Chair: Shawn Forde (University of British Columbia, Canada) Sport Participation and Substance Abuse Among South African Township Youths: Perceptions of Coaches, Parents, and School Teachers and Principals Sam Masingi (University of the Free State, South Africa) Rawsonville Gunners Football Club: Story of a Winning Friendship Emmanuel Yolo Thoba (Independent Assistant Researcher) Story of Fit2Run: Chasing […]

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Panel 14: Post-Colonial Politics of Sport in Africa

13:30  -  14:30

Chair: Michelle Sikes (Stellenbosch University, South Africa Birth of a Sporting Nation: Kenya and the 1987 All-Africa Games Matthew Carotenuto (St. Lawrence University, USA) The birth of the Congolese NOC and the First African Games (1959-1966) Pascal Charitas (University Paris West Nanterre La Défense) David-Claude Kemo-Keimbou (UFR STAPS – Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, […]

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Panel 15: Football and the Fans

13:30  -  14:30

Chair: Philippa Tumubweinee (University of the Free State, South Africa) Disrupting social hierarchies: football, the media and fans’ rivalries in the Zambian Hikabwa Chipande (University of Zambia) The Nostalgia Industry: A Critical Discourse of Modern Sporting Fandom Helen-Mary Cawood (University of Free State)  

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Panel 16: Women in Sport

15:00  -  16:30

Chair: Katinka De Wet (University of the Free State, South Africa) Hetero-sexing the athlete: public discourses on sexuality and women athletes in South Africa Mari Engh (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa); Cheryl Potgieter (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) Assessing Gender Inequality in South Africa: A Case Study of Women in Sports Management Tina Lee Singh […]

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Workshop – Genderless Sport?

16:20  -  18:00

Gendered Sport Africa Martha Saavedra (Center for African Studies, University of California, Berkeley, USA) Viewed as a mutable human social construct that can be rendered and disrupted through performance, actively expressed in an embodied experience, or imposed through the actions and perceptions of others, gender is always present, if not on the surface, ready at […]

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Closing remarks

18:00  -  18:20

PSL Game

19:00  -  21:30

Bloem Celtic v Kaizer Chiefs Kick-off at 19:30; at Dr. Molemela Stadium, Bloemfontein

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