Sport tourism as a developmental initiative in the economy of Mafikeng
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Sport plays an important role in the economic and social growth of a nation. The aim of this research was to assess and identify the difference Sport Tourism can make as a developmental initiative in the economy of Mafikeng. The research method employed in this study was restricted to the descriptive-quantitative approach. The purpose of this quantitative approach was to examine the role between sport tourism and its impact on the economic activity of Mafikeng. The findings from the exploratory survey support the role of sport tourism to a city like Mafikeng and illustrate that it can improve its economic activity through the hosting of regular or small sport tourism events. It is recommended that small or regular sport tourism events should be hosted using existing facilities that do not require substantial financial investments.