Promoting Physical Activity and School SPORT

The PasSPORT to Health Project  initiated by Prof Cheryl Walter in 2010, centres around third year Human Movement Science students who are challenged to promote physical activity, school sport and healthy active living at disadvantaged schools in the Nelson Mandela Bay area. The project forms part of experiential learning modules in recreation and sport management.

Congratulations to Dezi Rosenblatt a Biokineticist in the Department of Human Movement Science, who recently won the EP Open Ladies Bowls Pairs Championships. Desire Vermaak and Dezi competed against 29 other teams to claim victory.

We are proud of you Dezi!

GOOD NEWS for those who work hard. Hardly a week after ranking in a number of medals at the National Artististic Smimming competion that were hosted in durban. Madibaz Artistic Swimmer Courtney Musson was in for a suprise after her heroic peromance of Six medals of one gold and five silver medals. The 24 year old has been anounced as one of the swimmers to represent South Africa in the FINA Senior World Championships, to be hosted Gwangju Korea in (July 12th – 28th 2019). 


The Madibaz Rowing Club returned from the University Sport SA (USSA) sprints regatta with their reputation firmly enhanced following some notable performances at the event.

Leading the way was Alex Ennis, who became the first Nelson Mandela University woman rower to be awarded Grudge (half) colours at a USSA event.

Ranking in Medals
Madibaz artistic swimmer Courtney Musson returned from the national championships in Durban last week with a haul of six medals – one gold and five silvers.

Dezi Rosenblatt a Biokineticist working in the Biokinetics and Sport Science Unit at the Nelson Mandela University was selected to represent the Bowls South Africa Junior Team at the following Tiger Bowls World Invitation in Hong Kong, China 9th & 10th March 2019,  the World Invitation in Zhuhai, China 11-13 March and the World Invitation in Shenzen, China 14-16 March 2019. The team comprised of 4 ladies and 4 men all U/30 from across South Africa.

The Tiger Bowls World Invitation and the One Belt One Road Wold invitation tournaments took place over 10 days in Hong Kong where they won a bronze medal, Zhuhai (china) (Won silver) and Shenzen (China) (won Gold).

The Nelson Mandela University High Performance Complex performed fitness testing with Zolani Tete on the 26th September 2018. This is the 2nd time he has been to the HPC for testing. The first being in 2016.

The South African national women's football team, nicknamed Banyana Banyana (The Girls), visited the High Performance Complex at the Nelson Mandela University. The Cosafa Women's Championships are being held in Port Elizabeth from September 12-22. South Africa are the defending champions after lifting the trophy in Zimbabwe last year. We wish Banyana Banyana all the best in defending their title.

The Annual ACVV sports day for the elderly took place on the 16 August at the Madibaz Indoor Sports Centre. Established in 1904, the ACVV, formerly known as the Afrikaanse Christelike Vrouevereniging, is the oldest welfare organisation in South Africa.

Congratulations to Nelson Mandela University FIFA/CIES Alumnus, Stanley Raubenheimer, who has been appointed as the Coach of the Springbok Women’s Rugby team.
The third year Sport Management students were very proud to handover, a vacuum cleaner, nappies and baby formula to Zanethemba Charity Foundation on Thursday the 7th of June 2018.
CIES Alumnus survives a horror accident

Congratulations to Prof Cheryl Walter HOD for the Department of Human Movement Science who was awarded the Engagement Excellence Project Award for coordinating the groundbreaking Disease, Activity and Schoolchildren’s Health (DASH I) study project, which focuses on children’s health in poorly resourced schools and the effect of common infections on their growth and learning ability.

Prof Andrew Leitch (DVC Research and Engagement) (left) and Prof Cheryl Walter (right)

We are proud of you Prof Walter!

Congratulations to Nolusindiso Twani a third year Sport Management student who won Sportswoman of the year at the University’s Achiever Awards. She is a Nelson Mandela University and SA U-21 netball star.


We are very proud of her!

GLOBAL RECOGNITION … Max Grünewald and Warren Hartland, who completed the international FIFA/CIES Sport Management programme at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University last year, have come second in the 2016 FIFA/CIES Network competition. 

Yoliswa Lumka from South Africa and Olawale Olopade from Nigeria, both alumnus of the FIFA/CIES/NMMU programme in Sport Management, were voted into the International Wheelchair Basketball  Federation Executive Committee.

Congratulations we are proud of you!

Below from left to right:

Olawale Olopade and Yoliswa Lumka

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) officially gave  certificates to the 18 students who participated in the 8th edition of the NMMU/FIFA/CIES Programme  last week at a glittering occasion held at the Beach Hotel in Port Elizabeth. 

The NMMU officially welcomed 28 new students to its prestigious and well established FIFA/CIES/NMMU Sport Management short learning programme on Monday 7 September 2015.  There to welcome the students were Prof Victor Exner (Dean of the Faculty), Prof Rosa du Randt (Director of the School of Lifestyle Sciences and Mr Vincent Monnier (Senior Manager for International Relations at the CIES, which is based at the University of Neuchatel in Switzerland.

A total of 28 students arrived for the programme which equals the highest number of students ever taken since the qualifications inception in 2007.

The students come from all across South Africa as well as three students from neighbouring countries in Africa, namely Zambia, Nigeria and Zimbabwe.

The staff at the NMMU and CIES wish the new group everything of the very best with their studies.

Luleka Haya (9th edition FIFA/CIES/NMMU student) was recently elected as the 2nd Vice President of University Sport South Africa (USSA).  Luleka hails from Bhisho in the Eastern Cape, has a B Comm degree and is the owner of Six Star Lifestyle Events and Marketing.  Luleka also recently served as the Head of the South African delegation to the 2015 FISU Winter Universiade held in Spain.  Congratulations Luleka! 

Congratulations to Lemarc Stewart who received the NMMU councils first year Diploma award for 2015 for the best first year undergraduate diploma student.

Lemarc is a Sport Management student in the Department of Human Movement Science.

The NMMU Soccer Charity Cup was held on the 24th and 25th of April at the North and South campus fields. Twenty two teams entered the annual schools soccer tournament that is organised by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s third year Sport Management students. The three main objectives of the tournament is to provide a practical learning opportunity for the third year students, to help in the development of soccer at grass roots level as well as giving back to the community.

Staff and students from the HMS department including Ms Markalina Kramer and Ms Ryana Raffan (formerly known as Mark Kramer and Ryan Raffan) , went out in support of cancer awareness by running the race as well as carrying pink helium balloons. Much fun was had while supporting this very worthy cause.

Kayleigh Chamberlain a first year Sport Management student at NMMU took part in a Karate International Invitational Tournament in the Western Cape on the 10 and 11 April 2015. She won the 5 medals in the following sections:

Individual Kata:                    Gold

Individual Kumite:                 Silver

Team Kata(Jnr):                   Bronze

Team Kata(Snr):                  Silver

Team Kumite:                       Silver


Congratulations Kayleigh, we are proud of you!

Applications for the 9th Edition of the internationally acclaimed FIFA/CIES/NMMU Post Graduate Certificate in Sport Management Programme are now being invited.   The NMMU is the only university in South and southern Africa who are contracted by the International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES) to offer this qualification.  It must also be noted that the course is not football specific but applicable to all sports.

An application form can be downloaded from the CIES or NMMU Websites.  Hard copies of the brochure/application form can also be obtained from the HMS department or sent via the post.

Closing date for applications is 02 June 2015.  The programme commences on 07 September 2015.

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Queries can be directed to Buhle Dumbu( or at 041-5043881.

The HMS staff joined in on the 10 year celebrations of NMMU on the 10th of March 2015 and wore their 10 year celebration T-Shirts!

Over the past few weeks our very own head of department of Human Movement Science, Dr Lynn Slogrove has been achieving on the golf course.

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) officially inaugurated the 8th edition of the NMMU/FIFA/CIES Programme and awarded diplomas to the 7th Edition class of 2013-2014 last week in Port Elizabeth.

The HMS Department was approached by Mr Sonwabo Yawa a teacher at E.Z. Kabane High School for assistance in establishing an athletics club at the Kwadwesi Sports fields.  Mr Yawa approached Eastern Province Athletics and is being assisted the drafting of a constitution and in registering the club. 

Congratulations to NMMU Sport Manager (Sport Management Alumnus) and netball player, Zanele Mdodana, who has been selected as one of Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans – inspiring young people who are making a difference.



Congratulations to HMS student, Edgar Katushabe, who represented Eastern Province at the recent SA Equipped Powerlifting Championships in Potchefstroom.


Congratulations to Zanele Mdodana (Sport Management Alumnus) and Zanele Vimbela (HMS Alumnus) who are part of the South African team competing at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

We are proud of you!


Congratulations to David White a HMS student on being selected for the SA A cricket side. The team will be touring Australia in August.

We are proud of you David!

On 27 May 2014 the Human Movement Science (HMS) department hosted the 31st Annual ACVV Sports Day.



Herewith a breakdown on recent news and achievements of the FIFA/CIES/NMMU post graduate sport management learning programme

Amier Desai a first year Sport Management student took part in the National Indoor Cricket Tournament in Pretoria from the 27th of April to the 3rd of May. The Eastern Province u18 team won a bronze medal and Amier was selected for the U18 SA team.


Congratulations to Sport Management student, Seamus Mc Hugh who has been selected to represent South Africa at the World Deaf Golf Championships which is being held in Michigan, USA from 14 to 18 July 2014.

Roxanne Damseaux, a first year Sport Management Student in the Department of Human Movement Science, won a gold medal at the SA Modern Pentathlon Championships held in Bloemfontein on the 5th and 6th of April 2014.

We hereby wish to extend our congratulations to Wafeekah Begg (2009 Edition CIES/NMMU cum laude student) on completing her International Master’s degree in Sport Law (cum laude) at the ISDE (Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía) in Spain.  Well done Wafeekah - we are very proud of you!

Below from left to right Wafeekah Begg, Prof Soga and Vincent Monnier

Comparing women’s football in Germany and South Africa, and proposing some recommendations to develop the practice of this sport here, led to FIFA and the International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES) awarding two Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) students with the 2014 Fifa/CIES International University Network Prize.

Monday the 23rd September 2013 will long be remembered by the students of the 6th edition FIFA/CIES/NMMU programme in sport management as they received their qualifications at a moving ceremony in the presence of their families and staff from the NMMU and CIES.  In all 22 students successfully graduated from the programme.

Twenty-five new students started classes during the first intensive week of the 7th Programme which will end in July 2014. The Programme will allow them to become familiar with essential concepts of management and marketing. In December, they will discover the fundamentals of communication whilst in April and June 2014 the students will complete modules in law, finance and event management.

Dr Walter and 8 HMS Recreation Specialization students enjoyed the Sacramento Trail on Saturday 20 October.

More hikes / walks are planned for 2014!!

The Human Movement Science third year Recreation Specialization students conducted two teambuilding sessions with first year and second year HMS students this term.

Marshall Marsh a Human Movement Science student won the wheelchair tennis doubles at the Moscow Cup Open in Russia. The tournament took place from the 04 -06 October 2013. Marshall went on to claim his second doubles title at the Ikar 2013 tournament in Moscow held from the 10th – 13th October 2013.

On the 9th of October 2013 at South Campus the Human Movement Science students accompanied by Dr Maryna Baard conducted a flash mob in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness.

The HMS 3rd year recreation specialization students presented fun recreational activities to the HMS 1st year students on the 16th of September at Pine Lodge, Hobbiton under the guidance of Julian Arries the recreation manager of the facility.

Much learning and fun was had by all.

The Wheelchair Tennis Eastern Cape Open event was held at the NMMU Tennis courts from 23 - 26 September 2013. One hundred and twenty (120) wheelchair tennis players entered the ITF Future Level event competing in the Men’s Open Singles and Doubles, Women’s Open Singles and Doubles, Quad’s Open Singles and Doubles and Junior Singles and Doubles titles. Participating countries included SA, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Tanzania.

Curtis Proctor a third year BAHMS student at NMMU won the International Federation Body Building (IFBB) Eastern Province Competition.

The Department of Human Movement Science moved into their new building on South Campus on the 18th and 19th of July 2013. The Eastern Cape Academy of Sport shares the building with HMS. There is still finalisation work happening and the building is not complete, but lecturing and work is carrying on. The Biokinetics and Sport Science Unit is up and running and the new facilities are being enjoyed by its patients and clients.

Marshall Marsh a Human Movement Science student at NMMU is ranked 3 in South Africa and in the top 100 in the world for wheelchair tennis.

As an update to Jonathan Rumbelow’s (current FIFA/CIES/NMMU student) appointment as South Africa Coach/Manager of the South African Triathlon team which participated in the ITU Africa Continental Championships in Agadir (Morocco) we have the following excellent results to report.

The 2013 track and field athletics season has been one of many “ups” for three Human Movement Science students, Chad Herman, Magdaleen Louw and Garth Ellis.

Christy Rawstron is a student in the Department of Human Movement Science at NMMU and is currently playing water polo for EP under-20, SA under-20 and the SA women’s squad.


We are Proud of You Christy!

The Soccer Charity Cup is an annual schools soccer tournament that is organised by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s third year Sport Management students as part of their practical learning. The two main objectives of the tournament are to help in the development of soccer at grass roots level as well as giving back to the community.

Jordan Le Clus and Kevin Carroll are both Sport Management Students in the Department of Human Movement Science. They made the EP U21 Ladies and Men sides respectively.

Congratulations to Siegmund Human a Sport Management student and Hando Brophy a Human Movement Science student at NMMU on making the South African Golf student team.

As the only southern African providers of the FIFA/CIES Certificate in Sport Management, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University recently recorded another coup when one of their facilitators was invited to present a key module to students in the West Indies. NMMU’s senior manager communication Debbie Derry shared the module she regularly presents in South Africa with a class of 20 students at the University of the West Indies over three days on the island of Trinidad.

On Monday 26 November, NMMU students namely, Buhle Dumbu, Mbali Kantu Mtana, and Thando Loliwe embarked on a two day coaching clinic at the Island Forest primary School in Seaview that would change the lives of children and bring smiles to them.

The 5th edition FIFA/CIES/NMMU class has made an invaluable impact and contribution to the ongoing development of youth football within the Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) region.

The 6th Edition of the FIFA/CIES/NMMU Certificate in Sport Management programme got underway on 1 October 2012. At the opening ceremony for this edition, 29 new students (the largest group to date) from across South and southern Africa were officially welcomed by Prof Rosa du Randt (Head of Department for Human Movement Science) and Mr Vincent Monnier (Senior Manager for International Relations at the CIES).

October the 1st will long be remembered by the students of the 5th edition FIFA/CIES/NMMU programme in sport management as they received their qualifications at a moving ceremony in the presence of their families and staff from the NMMU and CIES. In all 20 students successfully graduated from the programme.

Congratulations to Samantha Kahts a Masters student in the Department of Human Movement Science on taking 2nd place in the Ms Physique competition.

The NMMU Soccer Charity Cup is an annual tournament that is organised by the university’s third year sport management students in the Department of Human Movement Science.

The representatives of 15 universities gathered for two and a half days of intense discussions during the 3rd Seminar of the FIFA/CIES International University Network held in Buenos Aires from 12 to 14 April.

The 3rd block week of lectures for the 20111 edition FIFA/CIES/NMMU Sport management students were held during the Easter student recess period from 2 to 7 April 2012. In this week the students completed the Sport Communication module under the expert guidance of Ms Debbie Derry and then started the Financial Management module with Mr Gavin Hustler.

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Siegmund Human, a Sport Management student in the Department of Human Movement Science, completed a rare double by winning the Srixon EP Amateur Matchplay Golf Championship at the St Francis Links, on Sunday 5 February 2012.

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