The Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture (DSRAC) MEC Fezeka Bayeni will lead a delegation and visit her counterpart in German, Lower Saxony Minister of Internal Affairs and Sport honourable Mr Boris Pistorius, departing at the East London Airport on Saturday, 23 November 2019.
The objective of the visit is to engage with the Ministry on policy directives on the projects implemented in the partnership agreement. This includes bilateral agreements between specific counterparts in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Sport, LandesSpotBund, Sport Federations, Academy of Sport and Olympic Centre, Volunteer Services and Stadium.
This is part of strengthening the twinning agreement the Eastern Cape (EC) Province has with the German Federal State of Lower Saxony, specifically Sport, Recreation and Culture.
The delegation led by MEC Bayeni is composed of management in the Department and Sports Confederation Management. It expected to be in Germany for the period of seven days, returning Saturday, 30 November 2019.
Currently, more than 14,000 learners directly benefit from the work of 36 volunteers from Lower Saxony in various places in EC. The volunteers are based in East London, Port Elizabeth, Jeffreys Bay, Port Alfred, Berlin, Bulungula and Coffee Bay. They are directly involved in the school's operations, teaching the learners in various sports like soccer, swimming, triathlon and canoeing, just to name some of the various activities.
The provincial Government of the Eastern Cape and the Government of the German Federal State of Lower Saxony on 20 October 2015 signed a Joint Declaration of Intent in Bhisho to foster socio-economic development, foreign investment, and cooperation in areas of technology, sport, HIV/AIDS and tourism in their respective Provinces.
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