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Sports Indaba opens

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe on Monday said transformation and development were the key areas that...

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe speaking at the opening of the Sports Indaba. Picture: Tshepo Lesole/EWN

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe on Monday said transformation and development were the key areas that needed to be addressed across South African sports.

He was speaking at the opening of the 2011 Sports Indaba at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand on Monday.

The conference was aimed at tackling issues that were affecting sports in the country and finding ways to improve the state of sport.

Hundreds of delegates including MECs, athletes, sponsors and administrators were at the conference.

"[There is still] much more that needs to be done in areas of development and transformation. Progress seems to have grind to a halt in some sporting codes, such as soccer and Olympics." Motlanthe added.

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