INDIGENOUS AFRICAN SPORT/GAMES

INDIGENOUS AFRICAN SPORT/GAMES

Project Summary
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TO MANUFACTURE,MARKET AND SELL BRANDED EQUIPMENTS FOR THE NEW INDIGENOUS SPORT CODES AND SCHOOL TEACHING AIDES

About You
Contact Information
Title

MR

First name

SANDILE

Last name

MTSHIKI

Your job title

SOLE MEMBER OF TRADITIONAL GAMES CC AND A FULL-TIME INNOVATOR

Name of your organization

TRADITIONAL GAMES

Organization type

CLOSE CORPORATION

Annual budget/currency

R3 000 000

Location
Project Street Address

227 MOKHOKO STREET KAGISO LOCATION

Project City

KRUGERSDORP

Project Province/State

GAUTENG

Project Postal/Zip Code

1754

Project Country
Your idea
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Other

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AFRICAN INDIGENOUS

What approach does your initiative incorporate?

Knowledge/educational materials

Year the initiative began (yyyy)

1994

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Barrier

Lack of parity in facilities, equipment and funding

Insight

Visibility multiplies participation

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Innovation
What is your signature innovation, your new idea, in one sentence?

TO MANUFACTURE,MARKET AND SELL BRANDED EQUIPMENTS FOR THE NEW INDIGENOUS SPORT CODES AND SCHOOL TEACHING AIDES

How many people does your innovation serve or plan to serve? Exactly who will benefit?

ALL PRIMARY AND HIGH SCHOOL GOING KIDS AS THE PRODUCTS ARE CLASSIFIED AS SCHOOL CURRICULUM MATERIAL (DEPT OF EDUCATION) AND PATRICIPANTS OF THE NEW INDIGENOUS SPORT CODES (DEPT OF SPORT & RECREATION). INDIVIDUALS/HOUSE-HOLDS WHO PLAY AND THOSE THAT WANT TO KNOW HOW TO PLAY THESE SPORTS.OTHER AFRICAN COUNTRIES AS SOME SPORTS/GAMES ARE SIMILAR

Do you have any existing partnerships? If so, please list and describe.

THE GAUTENG ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (GEDA) IS ASSISTING MY COMPANY, TRADITIONAL GAMES CC TO NEGOTIATE A JOINT VENTURE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LAPDESK COMPANY (www.lapdesk.co.za) AS THE LATTER HAS ALREADY SUCCESSFULLY PENETRATED THE SCHOOLS' MARKET WITH ITS PRODUCT(S) AND THAT IS HOW WE WANT TO ALSO DOMINATE THIS MARKET WITH OUR NICHE PRODUCTS ESPECIALLY BECAUSE THE LAPDESK CEO DOES SEE SOME SYNERGY IN THE PRODUCTS

In which sector do these partners work? (Check all that apply)

How do you implement your innovation and apply it to the challenge/problem you are addressing?

OPTIMISTIC THAT MY COMPANY'S JOINT VENTURE PARTNERSHIP PROPOSAL TO THE LAPDESK COMPANY WILL BE SUCCESSFUL TO MANUFACTURE,MARKET AND SELL EQUIPMENTS FOR BOTH SCHOOLS AND DIFFERENT FEDERATIONS, WE INTEND TO ALSO DOMINATE THE SCHOOLS MARKET FIRST WITH OUR INTELLECTUALLY PROTECTED AND CSIR TESTED PRODUCTS.WE WILL CREATE AWARENESS THROUGH MARKETING SO THAT FEDERATIONS OF THESE NEW SPORT CODES BECOME AWARE THAT EQUIPMENTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

Impact
Provide one sentence describing your impact/intended impact

SHOULD SCHOOLS,INDIGENOUS SPORT CODES FEDERATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS WHO PLAY THESE SPORTS BE AWARE OF THE AVAILABILITY OF EQUIPMENTS.SALES WILL SOAR

What does impact/success look like? Please list any tangible measures of the impact of your innovation

SUCCESS IS EMMINENT BECAUSE NOW THE GOVERNMENT HAS GAZETTED (SINCE2006) THAT TEN (10) OF THE +25 SPORTS/GAMES THAT I HAVE RECORDED BE BOTH SCHOOL CURRICULUM MATERIAL (DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION) AND NEW INDIGENOUS SPORT CODES (DEPARTMENT OF SPORT & RECREATION). THE INVITATION BY THE INNOVATION HUB - BLUE IQ'S TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT SECTION - TO SUBMIT A BUSINESS PLAN THAT CONCENTRATES ON THE COMPUTERISATION OF MOST OF THESE SPORTCODES/GAMES (LIKE THE NINTENDO'S WII)

Is there a chance that your project could change policy (within an institution or government)?

YES! IT ALREADY HAS AS THE GOVERNMENT HAS LEGISLATED (SINCE 2006) THAT TEN (10) OF THESE GAMES BE MADE SCHOOL CURRICULUM MATERIAL (DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION) AND NEW SPORT CODES (DEPARTMENT OF SPORT & RECREATION)

Aside from financial sustainability, how do you plan to grow the initiative or expand your intended impact?

BY COMPUTERISING MOST OF THESE GAMES/SPORT CODES (LIKE THE NINTENTO'S WII),COLLECTING MORE GAMES FROM OTHER PARTS OF AFRICA AND THE DIASPORA AND COMMERCIALISING THEM. WRITING A BOOK ABOUT ALL GAMES/SPORTS THAT ORIGINATE FROM AFRICA. DO DOCUMENTARY FILMS ABOUT THE HISTORY/BACKGROUNG AND EDUCATIONAL VALUES OF MOST OF THESE GAMES/SPORT CODES

Sustainability
How is your initiative financed (or how do you expect your initiative will be financed)?

GEDA HAS A FINANCIAL WING THAT IS CALLED THE GAUTENG ENTEPRISE PROPELLER AND THROUGH GEDA, THEY HAVE MY BUSINESS PLAN WHICH NEEDS TO BE MODIFIED HERE AND THERE

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What are the main barriers to financing your initiative, and how do you plan to address these barriers?

RETAILERS/WHOLESALERS ARE RELUCTANT TO STOCK OR ORDER PRODUCTS THAT HAVE NOT YET BEEN TESTED BY THE MARKET EVEN WHEN THEY SEE THAT THESE ARE NOW BOTH SCHOOL CURRICULUM MATERIAL AND NEW SPORT CODES EVEN WITH PROMISES OF EXTENSIVE MARKETING THAT WILL FOLLOW THE LAUNCH. THAT IS WHY I HAVE DECIDED TO FORM A JOINT VENTURE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LAPDESK COMPANY AS THEY HAVE SUCCESSFULLY DOMINATED THE SCHOOLS MARKET WITH THEIR PRODUCT(S)

What are the major challenges with regards to partnerships?

THEY DO NOT BELIEVE IN THE PRODUCTS EVEN WHEN THEY SEE THAT THE PRODUCTS ARE BOTH SCHOOL CURRICULUM MATERIAL AND NEW SPORT CODES BUT THERE IS A PROMISE WITH THE LAPDESK COMPANY AS THEY DO SEE THE SYNERGY BETWEEN OUR PRODUCTS

The Story
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What was the motivation or defining moment that led to create this innovation? Tell us the story.

I USED TO PLAY MOST OF THESE GAMES/SPORTS WITH MY GRAND FATHER, FATHER, UNCLES, NEIGHBOURS AND PEERS WHILST GROWING UP. AS A SALES REPRESANTATIVE OF AN INSURANCE COMPANY I WAS SHOCKED ONE DAY TO SEE SMALL CHILDREN PLAYING THE GAMES IN A WRONG WAY. I WAS DOUBLE SHOCKED TO SEE THAT THEY WERE ALSO NOT AVAILABLE AT TOYS AND GAMES STORES OR RETAIL STORES. I DECIDED TO DO SOME RESEARCH ON WHY INDIGENOUS GAMES WERE NOT IN THE FORMAL RETAIL MARKET BUT WERE ONLY SOLD AS ARTE FACTS.I ALSO CHECKED THE VIABILITY OF THE VENTURE. BOTH RESULTS SHOWED THAT THE GAMES WERE BOTH EDUCATIONAL AND FUN, SOME MORE THAN THE GAMES/SPORTS THAT HAVE FLOODED OUR CONTINENT, AND THAT THE VENTURE WILL BE BOTH VIABLE AND SUSTAINABLE. I QUIT MY JOB AND HAVE BEEN PERSUING THIS VUNTURE EVER SINCE, RISING AND FALLING IN THE PROCESS BUT WILL NEVER GIVE UP NOW THAT THESE ARE NOW BOTH SPORT CODES AND SCHOOL CURRICULUM MATERIAL

Please tell us about the social innovator behind this initiative

I AM A 53 YEAR OLD QUALIFIED TEACHER WHO NEVER TAUGHT BUT WAS GRASPED BY THE CORPORATE WORLD, I WORKED AT A MINING CO AS A SPORTS ORGANISER (I WAS AN ATHLETE,SOCCER PLAYER AND TENNIS PLAYER BEFORE AT THE VERY SAME MINING CO).I LEFT AND BECAME AN INSURANCE REPRESANTATIVE AND THEN QUIT TO PERSUE THIS INDIGENOUS GAMES/SPORT VENTURE.
I HAVE RECIEVED MANY LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL AWARDS AND CITATION INCLUDING THE SMITHSONIAN FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL IN WASHINGTON DC.MY VIDEOS ARE STILL ON VHS

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