Sport Management graduates benefit from internship initiative

Thirty graduates from the Tshwane University of Technology’s Department of Marketing, Logistics and Sport Management, will benefit from internships funded by the Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA). This was announced at the official launch of the CATHSSETA Sport Management internship programme.
​​​​ ​​Thabile Dlamini, Skills and Liaison officer: CATHSSETA, tells the audience about some of the responsibilities of CATHSSETA, some of which are providing bursaries, learnerships and internships.

CATHSSETA’s mandate is to facilitate skills development within its sub-sectors (i.e. Conservation, Tourism, and Sport and Recreation) through the payment of grants for learning programmes and monitoring of education and training.

Thabile Dlamini, Skills and Liaison officer at CATHSSETA, walked the audience through the organisation’s functions, saying that it was important that these partnerships with the authority and universities manifest into programs that empower students and other stakeholders.

Prof Thérèse Roux, Acting HoD of the Department of Marketing, Logistics and Sport Management, said: “The grant from CATHSSETA is aimed at encouraging stakeholders to contribute towards skills development and has resulted in the appointment of 30 passionate interns.

CATHSSETA’s financial contribution and guidance has enabled us to offer Sport Management students more than just academic and specialist knowledge. This initiative is crucial in equipping them with transferable, employability skills.”

Shadrack Nthangeni, TUT’s Director of Sport and Recreation, thanked CATHSSETA and the Department of Marketing, Logistics and Sport Management, “The interns have indeed come to our rescue. Staff members were often battling to execute their basic duties due to the Varsity Sports tournament’s added responsibilities. The interns are working hard and are productive in ensuring that events like the Varsity Shield, Varsity Football, golf days, Mamelodi Sundowns and other TUT Sport activations, Miss Varsity Shield, the annual Sport Awards, internal leagues and over 20 sporting codes are coordinated efficiently and effectively.”

The internship programme was initiated by liaison between Dr Pam Serra, Lecturer at the Department and CATHSSETA. Despite many challenges during the preparation of the initiative, it had become a resounding success.

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Director: Sport and Recreation, Shadrack Nthangeni; Elizma Wannenburg, Section Head:
Marketing; Thabile Dlamini, Skills and Liaison officer: CATHSSETA; Dr Pam Serra, Lecturer;
Prof Thérèse Roux, Acting HoD: MLS; Prof Edward Rankhumise, Acting Executive Dean:
Management Sciences were the esteemed guests at the launch of the internship programme.

The Sports Management students who received internships to work at the Directorate: Sport and Recreation this year.