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Edited by Prof Wim Hollander & Dr Louis Nolte
ISBN: 9781869229764
Hardcopy price: R467.50
eISBN: 9781869229771
E-version price: R382.50
Published: August 2023

The Management of Sport is a groundbreaking book written by multiple practitioners and academics experienced in managing sport in South Africa. The book offers theoretical and practical perspectives on managing diverse sport environments within the South African context.

  • Part 1:  The Managerial Context of Sport explores sport from a social perspective, current sport trends, and the sport industry segments in South Africa. It also delves into the governance structures overseeing sport in the country. It elaborates on the sport participation environments Sport for Development and Peace, Recreation and Leisure, Competitive and High-performance sport (Performance Pathways) and Disability Sport in South Africa.
  • Part 2: The Management of Sport includes introductory chapters on Strategic Management, Governance and Legal aspects, followed by the operational management of sport such as Human Resource practices, Agents and Agency, Leadership, Motivation and Mentorship in South African sport. It concludes with Sport Marketing, Sport Finance, Sport Facility and Event Management, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Impact Assessment in sport.
  • Part 3: Contemporary issues and the Management of Sport addresses selected issues such as entrepreneurship, technological innovation, transformation, safeguarding and protection, doping and future governance issues.

The book provides valuable insights for sport managers seeking to navigate the unique challenges of the South African sports industry.

The target audience includes prospective academics, students, stakeholders, sport commentators, and sports management professionals.

A fresh approach to Sport Management that addresses both theoretical and practical implications for the unique South African context. The multi-dimensional and cross-disciplinary approaches put the athlete at the centre of management within the equity and transformational agenda of South African sport.”
– Professor Leon van Niekerk, Professor of Sport Psychology: University of Fort Hare

“Finally, a resource offering in-depth and current information on Sport Management for the Sport Management student and all key actors working in the South African sport domain and beyond.”
– Professor C.J. Roux, Associate Professor and former Head of Department: Department of Sport and Movement Studies, University of Johannesburg