Region 5 Youth Games
The AUSC Region 5 Council of Ministers adopted a Five Year Development Plan at their 23rd November 1997 meeting in Cabinda, Angola. One of the Projects in the Development Plan was the organization and hosting of AUSC Region 5/SADC Games for the Under 20 age group on a biennial basis.
At their Special Meeting of 7th September 1999 in Johannesburg, South Africa, the AUSC Region 5 Council of Ministers agreed that the hosting of the Games shall be compulsory and rotational, and shall be the basis of the Chairmanship of the Council of Ministers. Thus the country whose Minister is the Chairperson of the AUSC Region 5 Council of Ministers shall host the Games.