Members from the Organising Committee and WCFLV of BRICSCESS 2019 spend a few days in Cape Town visiting the conference venue for the upcoming BRICSCESS conference which will be held from 10-13 October 2019. The aim of this visit was to inspect the venue, meet with Londocor Event Management and the management team of the conference venue to finalise all aspects relating to the conference. The conference will be held in partnership with the South African Sport Medicine Association (SASMA), of which Dr Piere Viviers, President of the association also attended. During the site visit the final date for the 1st WCFLV 2019 were also confirmed, and it will take place on the 10th of October 2019. The venue is exceptional and the BRICSCESS 2019 and the 1st WCFLV 2019 will be an event not to be missed!

On Tuesday 12 June, Prof. Chin presented an invited lecture at the Department of Sport, Recreation and Exercise Department at the University of the Western Cape. The Head of the Department, Dr Marié Young who is also part of the local organising committee, welcomed Prof. Chin who provided more information about BRICSCESS and the upcoming conference to the Department. On 14 June 2018, the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) hosted Prof Ming-Kai Chin, Prof Hans de Ridder and Prof Dané Coetzee at the DCAS Head Office in Cape Town. Prof. Chin, Hans and Dané had the opportunity to meet with the Mrs. Anroux Marais, Western Cape Minister of Culture Affairs and Sport (DCAS) and Dr. Lyndon Bouah, Chief Director of Sport and Recreation, as arranged by Dr. Marié Young, Head of Department of Sport, Recreation and Exercise Department at the University of the Western Cape. Afterwards both Prof. Chin and Prof de Ridder presented a lecture to the DCAS staff members. During the session Prof. Chin inspired the DCAS staff members to start using holistic approaches in education with the emphasis on health, wellness and fun. This lecture was ended with DCAS staff members participation in a brain break, demonstrated the value of an active lifestyle.

Prof. Chin’s visit to Cape Town where ended off by visiting two of the local pre-primary schools as arranged by Dr. Young and Dr. Bouah, where the Brain Breaks were presented to learners. All of the children enjoyed the Brain Breaks immensely and the happiness was evident on their faces. 

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