What is the government's responsibility in ensuring transformation in sports?

Earlier in the week, South Africa’s sports federations suffered a major blow when the Sports Minister, Fikile Mbalula announced that he has revoked the privileges of Athletics South Africa, SA Rugby, Cricket South Africa and Netball SA, to host possible upcoming international tournaments due to failure to reach transformation targets.

According to Esethu Hasane, Spokesperson for Minister of Sports, the federations were given an opportunity to willingly commit to transformation in 2015 but failed to deliver.

When the minister got into the department the most important thing for him was to get the political will of the federations to commit to transformation…

Esethu Hasane, Spokesperson for Minister of Sports

Listen to the full conversation below:

Now we have a situation in which the federations have committed themselves to a set of target that we are going to do this. They have signed up an agreement with the minister last year saying we can be able to do this, within this period of time

Esethu Hasane, Spokesperson for Minister of Sports

Now the federations have not met those targets which they have set for themselves.

Esethu Hasane, Spokesperson for Minister of Sports

He says that the federation's evaluation process does not only focus on the field, but also looks at the programs which the federations hosts to address the issue of transformation using the bottom-up approach.

Kieno Kammies also spoke to Brad Bing, Sporting Chance MD about the government’s responsibility in ensuring transformation in major sporting codes.

The Department of Sports and government have some phenomenal policies in place. If we can talk factually the policies are outstanding and I mean that sincerely.

Brad Bing, Sporting Chance MD

There is a shortfall in the implementation of the policies. There is a lot of theory that is discussed but the actual implementation of that is very poor

Brad Bing, Sporting Chance MD

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