2020 Olympics and Paralympics medalists to receive incentives and rewards
South African Minister of Sport and Recreation Nathi Mthethwa recently announced that the athletes who participated in 2020 Olympics and those currently participating at the Tokyo Paralympics that received medals or broke records will receive rewards and incentives.
Mthethwa said that the concept of Recognition of Excellence is adequately established in his departments Annual Performance Plan (APP). It is suggested as a tool to support excellence and promote a culture of high success.
“We have therefore strengthened our recognition and reward programmes and have down streamed the effects of contributing towards a pool of positive role models for the young people in our communities and inspiring the next generation,” explained Mthethwa.
He added that the goal as a department is to reward and congratulate individual athletes and teams who continue to represent South Africa well by demonstrating extraordinary performance and achieving outstanding outcomes. The incentives and rewards are categorized as follows;
- Category A which will be the one received gold medals, athlete to receive R450 000 and R120 000 for coach.
- Category B is for silver medals, athlete to receive R200 000 and R50 000 for coach.
- Category C is for bronze medals, athlete to receive R80 000 and R20 000 for coach. Athlete is to receive R100 000
and R30 000 for coach. For the athletes that broke the record to receive R180 000 only for the
individual not the coach.
Ntando Mahlangu, Anrune Weyers and Louzanne Coetzee represented South Africa in the current Paralympic Games, held in Tokyo from 24 August to 5 September 2021 and are amongst the athletes who will receive incentives as they have bagged medals.