Vice-head and associate professor in the Department of Sport and Movement Studies at the University of Johannesburg
Professor Charl J Roux is the Vice-Head and associate professor in the Department of Sport and Movement Studies at the University of Johannesburg. He holds a D Litt et Phil degree in Human Movement Science (curriculum design for physical education enriched with Indigenous Zulu games), and is currently completing an MA in Olympic Studies through the German Sport University in Cologne.
His main interest is in Physical Education, and since 2010, he has developed qualifications in Foundation, Intermediate, Senior and FET schooling phases. He teaches Physical Education, Sport History and Didactical Aspect for Sport. He also supervises research for post-graduate students.
He is an external examiner for various undergraduate and post graduate assessments at various universities. He has also conducted studies in the field of leisure and sport for people with disabilities.
His aim for the UJ OSC is to develop the areas of research education and training, and to establish a resource centre with an archive of South African Olympians, where academics, practitioners, students and other stakeholders can connect to develop programmes and tools. He also hopes that the centre will empower citizens with the knowledge, skills and attitude to participate in the field of sport and with the spirit of Olympism.
Charl is a committee member of Tourism for Disabled people as part of the uMhlathuzwe Tourism Association Initiative, he works at Empangeni Correctional Service and teaches swimming to a learner with paraplegia as well as teaching mothers and babies to swim and carrying out fitness training for elite tennis players. He is also a qualified sports masseur, and massaged the rock band Metallica at their Durban show.