Madibaz Sport continues to make its presence felt at a national level following the appointment of Yoliswa Lumka to the management team for the World Student Games next year.
The director of sport at Nelson Mandela University will be deputy head of the South African delegation for the world event, which takes place in Napoli, Italy, from July 3 to 14.
Earlier this year, Lumka was deputy head of the SA delegation at the Confederation of University and College Sports Association Games in Botswana.
The SA team dominated the competition in June, but Lumka said the World Student Games were on another level.
“The level of competition is the biggest difference,” she said. “In Gaborone [Botswana] there were just over 1 000 athletes participating.
“The last Universiade [World Student Games] saw 10 657 athletes and officials from 134 countries competing in a wide variety of disciplines.”
Lumka said the positions for general delegation management (GDM) were advertised prior to the events and open to university sports staff.
“In this case, USSA [University Sport South Africa] has made a decision to start building continuity for the events by keeping the