The KaziBantu project is a specially tailored school-based intervention programme aimed at consolidating the practice of physical education and ensuring the physical literacy and healthy active living of school children and teachers. The KaziBantu Project (Kazi – active, Bantu – people: KaziBantu – Active  People)  is  dedicated  to  creating  long-lasting positive changes in health, and to providing opportunities for physical activity, by implementing a multi-faceted approach to address the health problems faced within disadvantaged settings in low- and middle-income countries. This will be achieved through two programmes:  KaziKidz and KaziHealth.

We are extremely proud of Prof Cheryl Walter (HOD for the Department of Human Movement Science) for being the UNESCO Co-chair on Physical Activity and Health in Educational Settings. Please visit the following site to read more.

The KaziBantu study celebrates 10 years!

For the past 10 years, the Department of Human Movement Science at Nelson Mandela University in Gqeberha - formerly Port Elizabeth, South Africa - and the Department of Sport, Exercise and Health of the University of Basel, the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) have been working closely together. We were and are always actively supported by colleagues from the Swiss Embassy in Johannesburg, the Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDEoE) and Eastern Cape Department of Health (ECDEoH) and the Novartis Foundation. We would like to say THANK YOU for your cooperation all these years.

10-year report published on the UNESCO Chair Website.