Sport Policy in Botswana

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Botswana is regarded as a model African country and has a diverse, complex sport system. Despite this, literature related to sport policy in the country is limited and existing texts are dated, limiting their relevance to sport officials and policymakers. Therefore, this paper offers an updated review of Botswana’s sport policy landscape. The paper begins with a history of government involvement in sport, followed by an overview of the current administrative structure of sport in Botswana. Thereafter, the primary funding channels for sport organisations will be discussed, and a review of the country’s main sport policy documents will be presented. Finally, the paper concludes with a discussion of challenges, trends and recommendations related to Botswana sport, especially as it relates to the development of an up-to-date and cohesive national sport policy.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Sport Policy and Politics
Number of pages15
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21.10.2020

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