OVERVIEW -The South African Sports Awards 2012 was successfully held on 4 November 2012 at Sandton ICC and attended by about 1500 guests with also a public viewing area at Nelson Mandela Square. -The SA Awards once more lived up to reputation as a prestigious and most supreme reward & recognition sport for our sports teams, players and administrators. -The program succeeded to meet its objectives of celebrating excellence in and off the field of play as well as contributing towards social cohesion and nation building!
SA SPORT AWARDS 2012 AT A GLANCE -At a glance the SA Sport Awards were characterized by a number of activities under the theme, Our Nations Pride and pay-off line, Celebrating Sport Excellence -The Awards will remain enshrined in the hearts of many South Africans who followed this program through the various media and social platforms! 3 September 2012:Launch of the SA Sport Awards 2012 4 October 2012:Announcement of Nominees 2012 30 October 2012:Sport Awards Outreach- Dieslploot 2 November 2012:Andrew Mlangeni Golf Challenge and Dinner 4 November 2012:SA Sport Awards Dinner 5 December 2012Sport Awards Prize-giving
OBJECTIVES The SA Sport Awards, seeks to recognise the contribution of sport towards social cohesion and unity, and celebrate courage in the field of sport as well as excellence in performance. The program is underpinned by the following fundamental tenets: a)Celebrate sport excellence. b)Reward sport achievement. c)Stimulate interest in sports, unearth talent and promote development. d)Recognise luminaries in sport in and off the field of play.
Brand Lifecycle of the SA Sports Awards Marketing Investment Brand Awareness BRAND POSITIONING Time High Brand Power Brand Evolution 1.Product Development 2. Introduction3. Growth4. Maturity5. Decline Low Service Brand Personality Brand Ingredients Brand Trademark Product Brand Category Brand Experience Brand Corporate Brand Global Brand The graph below depicts a typical lifecycle of any brand, clearly depicting the five critical milestones and trying to locate where we believe the SA Sport Awards brand is in the five milestone, which are: (1) Brand development, (2) Brand Introduction, (3) Brand Growth, (4) Brand Maturity, (5) Brand decline
BRAND POSITIONING Brand Lifecycle of the SA Sports Awards Currently the SA Sport Awards brand has gone way beyond the BRAND INTRODUCTION and BRAND DEVELOPMENT phase! It is currently in the BRAND GROWTH phase with current preoccupation being to grow the SA Sport Awards beyond just another government program to become a sport peoples asset! In 2012 the Minister reemphasized that the Awards Brand be anchored firmly among the multitudes of South Africas prominent Sport Personalities (athletes, administrators & reporters) and not necessarily as a government program. These elements were brought in much more profoundly into the look and feel of the Awards in order to promote collective ownership of the SA Sport Awards brand by ordinary athletes and sport personalities.
In 2012 a new trophy was introduced for the Steve Tshwete Lifetime Achiever. Just like the Protea Trophy, it has the glassy protea flower on top but with it, the protea is covered by a globe to depict the entire world
SRSA SPORT AWARDS TASK TEAM -The SRSA Sport Awards Task Team was constituted by officials listed below, however, from time to time, the Team also sourced the expertise and services of other colleagues within the Department : Mr Tsholofelo LejakaChief Director: Corporate Services Mr Makoto MatlalaChief Financial Officer Ms Onke MjoChief Director: Mass Participation Mr Paena Galane Director: Media Liaison Ms Kagisho WinkelIntern: Communications Ms Nthangeni TshivhaseAssistant Director: Auxiliary Services
PROJECT STEERING COMMITTEE -The Steering Committee constituted of representatives from all strategic partners, i.e SRSA, SASCOC, SABC & Events Manager. -The Committee adopted a schedule of weekly meetings for planning and coordination purposes. -The various task teams of the Steering Committee were constituted i.e. (1) Guest List, RSVP and Protocol (2) Production and Entertainment- (Technical and Logistics) (3) Security- Public Liability and Insurance (4) Marketing and Communication including Sponsorship (5) Contract compliance including sponsorship (6) Programme- Main event (7) Finance and Legal
PARTNERSHIPS The Sport Awards was delivered in partnership with the following critical stakeholders. Following a decision to change the venue from Sun City to Sandton later in the project, no host province could come on board as a partner. This will however be attended to in 2013 a)Sport & Recreation South Africa b)SASCOC c)SABC The following stakeholders who were involved at a conceptual phase or project delivery level, yet played an impeccable role as funding/ media partners respectively : a)National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund b)Supersport
SPONSORS A number of sponsors came on board to make the SA Sport Awards a reality. These sponsors involvement varied from direct cash injection to value in kind : a)Adidas-Cash & Value in kind b)MTN -Cash & Value in kind c)Tsogo Sun -Value in kind d)BMW- Value in kind e)AVUSA -Value in kind f)Independent Newspapers- Value in kind g)Carducci -Value in kind
EVENTS MANAGEMENT COMPANY -As part of the preparations and building on the lessons from Sport Awards 2011, in the first quarter of 2012/13, SRSA invited companies to bid for the Event Management of the Sport Awards 2012. -This process culminated into the appointment a capable Event Manager for Sport Awards 2012 based on the impressive proposal, particularly the new features and control measures to safeguard challenges and weaknesses or 2011. -The concept document for the South Africa Sport Awards 2012 was therefore developed and finalised based on the proposal they presented.
AWARD CATEGORIES The launch of the SA Sport Awards was preceded by the review of the 2011 Rulebook. This resulted in three new categories being added to make the total of eighteen: 1. School Team of the year (New Category)2. Coach of the year 3. Developing school team of the year (New Category)4. Volunteer of the Year 5. Best Recreation Body of the Year (New category)6. Indigenous games star of the year 7. Administrator of the Year8. Federation of the year 9. Sportsman of the Year10. Photographer of the year 11. Sportsman of the year with disability12. Journalist of the year 13. Sportswoman of the year14. Sports Star of the year 15. Sportswoman of the year with disability16. Best Newcomer of the year 17. Team of the year 18. Ministers Awards Minister s Awards ( Andrew Mlangeni Green Jacket, Excellence Awards, Steve Tshwete Lifetime Achiever) Shield of Jove ( This is a new Award to be issued only in the Olympic year.)
PANEL OF ADJUDICATORS -The panel constituted of the following men and women of good standing in the sport sector with resounding knowledge, expertise, experience and passion for Sport: 1.Mr Wire Zondi (Chairperson) 2.Ms Lebo Motsoeli 3.Mr Alpheus Keonyaditse 4.Mr Doctor Khumalo 5.Ms Kass Naidoo 6.Ms Motlatsi Keikabile 7.Ms Cynthia Chaka 8.Mr Robert Marawa -A few feature which was introduced in 2012 was the payment of honorarium to the Adjudicators in line with established best practice
NOMINATION PROCESS- TIMELINES a)Period under review for nomination was 1 May 2011- 24 September 2012 b)Nomination Process was not only opened to the National Federations but also to their National Affiliates and Franchises. c)Critical deadlines 3 September 2012: Opening of Nominations 2012 26 September 2012: Closure of Nominations 2012 4 October 2012: Announcement of Finalists Voting for Sports Star of the Year 4 November 2012: Sports Awards 2012 at Sandton ICC, JHB d)LESSONS FOR 2013! Going into 2013, the launch of the Awards would be held much more earlier, in order to allocate more time to this process.
LAUNCH OF THE AWARDS- 3 SEPTEMBER 2012 Launch of the Sport Awards on Monday, 3 September 2012 This cocktail event was held in the evening of Monday, 3 September 2012 at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. The purpose was for the Minister to launch the following: The different categories for the Sport Awards 2012 The adjudications panel that will be oversee the nomination process The improvement in the prize money for the winners The coffee table book for the Sport Awards 2011 The program for Sport Awards 2012 leading to 4 November 2012
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NOMINEES- 4 OCTOBER 2012 Announcement of the Nominees on THURSDAY, 4 October 2012 Sequel to the closing date for nomination on 26 September 2012, the finalists in the various categories of the Sport Awards were announced on 4 October 2012, at Gold Reef City, ushering in an opportunity for the adjudication panel to commence with the daunting task of coming up with the ultimate winners for each category.