Dr Asihel Solomon G. is a lecturer in the Department of Biokinetics, Recreation and Sport Science. He has worked for over 20 years in higher education sector. He is Sport Sociologist who critically examines the role, function, and meaning of sport in the lives of people and the societies they form, including the emergence and diffusion of sport over time and across different societies. He also has extensive knowledge and experience in Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) – an international movement that began with the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (ran from 2000 to 2015), and continues through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a second global development plan (2015 to 2030). He has published in peer-reviewed and accredited journals,  written academic books and book chapters. Among his publications are:


  • Solomon Asihel (2009). ‘Perception of constraints to Recreational Sport Participation: A Case Study of Female students in Tertiary Institutions’. Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP), German, ISBN: 978-3-8383-0309-3 

Chapters in Books

  • Asihel, S., & Keim M. (2016) Theory of Change, Conflict Transformation, and Sport Intervention Programs in Post-conflict Societies: Perspectives on Post-    apartheid South African Sports (Ed) Karbo,T. et al. From a Troubled Past to a Meaningful Future: Discerning the Trends in Sustainable Peacebuilding in Karamoja. UPEACE, Costa Rica
  • M. Keim, C. Ley, G. Jordan, M. R. Barrio, C. Chikwanda, T, Grover, L. Bouah, S. Asihel & J. Cabral (2011). Sport and Development from a University perspective – in Sport Und Internationale Entwicklungszusammenarbeit: Theorie- Und Praxisfelder. In K. Petry, M. Groll & W. Tokarski (Ed.). Publications of the German Sports University of Cologne, Vol 17. ISBN:  978-3-86884-090-2
  • Solomon Ghebremedhin Asihel (2009). The role of sport in conflict transformation and reconciliation: The post-apartheid South African context. The 16th Postgraduate Proceeding, Olympia, Livani Publishing, Athens, Greece, ISBN: 978-960-14-2121-6, p533-550

Journal Articles

  • Jones, Bester, Ghebremedhin-Asihel and Humphres (2007). We know what makes us vulnerable: Female Learners, their Health and its Relationship to Physical Education and School Sport. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance (AJPHERD) Vol. 13, NO. 2, p173-183
  • Asihel Solomon. G. (2005).   Perception of constraints to Recreational Sport Participation: A Case Study of Female Undergraduate Students at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). International Institute for Sport and Human Performance, University of Oregon and Kinesiology Publication, Volume 18, 2 pp33, RC 588, Eugene, Oregon, USA

Dr Asihel presented research papers at national and international conferences and he supervised Honours and Masters students. He also serves in different Departmental and Faculty’s committees and currently coordinates the Advanced Diploma in Sport Management Program.

Links to other profiles:

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C5&q=Solomon+Asihel&btnG=

Research gate: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/295606027

LinkedIn: https://za.linkedin.com/in/solomon-asihel-17b45bb

Full name: Dr Solomon G. Asihel
Designation: Lecturer
Department of Biokinetics, Recreation and Sport Science
Qualifications: Doc. Phil.; MA SRES (Sport, Recreation and Exercise Science); BA SRM (Sport and Recreation Management), University of the Western Cape/UWC – Cape Town; PGD (HE/Pedagogy), Kottobe College of Teachers Education – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; PGD Olympic Studies – International Olympic Academy, Athens, Greece
Email address: Solomon.asihel@univen.ac.za

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