SA ministers need to transform sport from the ground up - Capostagno

Sports Minister Thulas Nxesi announced on Tuesday that the federations governing rugby, netball and cricket can again bid to host international tournaments. This after the eminent persons group has found that they have met their transformation targets.

Last year government banned SA Rugby from bidding for the 2023 tournament as part of a push for the sport to include more black players and executives.

Stephen Grootes spoke to commentator Andy Capostagno on whether any efforts have since been made to transform Rugby in particular.

You could probably argue that it was wrong to slap the ban on them last year... It was just one of those grandstanding pieces by the previous minister Fikile Mbalula who needed to make a song and dance about something.

Andy Capostagno, sports commentator

Its very difficult to say lets throw money at township sport an expect to therefore have a legitimate number of people to select from....

Andy Capostagno, sports commentator

What we tend to have with sports ministers, and I exempt the late Steve Tshwete who was fantastic at his job, is that they are not there because they are really interested in sport, they are there from a political perspective. What I would like to see from a sports minister is starting something from the ground up....

Andy Capostagno, sports commentator

Click on the link below to listen to the full interview....


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Wits Nehawu members down tools over salaries

Wits Nehawu members down tools over salaries

Nehawu Wits acting secretary Tumisho Madihlaba says negotiations with management deadlocked resulting in a strike.

Former Eskom interim CEO Sean Maritz under fire for signing off R400 mil payment

Former Eskom interim CEO Sean Maritz under fire for signing off R400 mil payment

‘Documents show that the fee contract was entered into by Anoj Singh & signed off by the acting CEO Sean Maritz' - Chris Yelland

‘Qedani Mahlangu helped people die then she ran away’ – Stephen Grootes

‘Qedani Mahlangu helped people die then she ran away’ – Stephen Grootes

Stephan Grootes shares his views on the events that unfolded at Life Esidimini and comments on Qedani Mahlangu’s apology.

Hillclimb historic racing cars catch fire

Hillclimb historic racing cars catch fire

A car from the Jaquar Simola Hillclimb in Knysna caught alight on the carrier transporting it.

May the Fourth be with you, a celebration of Star Wars Day

May the Fourth be with you, a celebration of Star Wars Day

May 4 marks "May the Fourth be with you," Day celebrated by fans George Lucas' fans of his Star Wars global movie franchise.

Meet Dr Sherylle Calder, most successful person in sport you’ve never heard of

Meet Dr Sherylle Calder, most successful person in sport you’ve never heard of

Few sports fans know her name, yet they probably have her to thank for the Springboks’ World Cup victory in 2007.

Popular articles
Hits from the bong (it’s legal!)… then off to work I go?

Hits from the bong (it’s legal!)… then off to work I go?

The consequences of consuming dagga at home and showing up at the office high. Bruce Whitfield interviews a labour lawyer.

Heinrich Volmink could've been a good mayor but Dan Plato gets the livery collar

Heinrich Volmink could've been a good mayor but Dan Plato gets the livery collar

Prof Jonathan Jansen sings Volmink's praises as Dan Plato is elected to lead the City of Cape Town taking over from De Lille.

'We can barely enforce tobacco legislation, how will we to deal with dagga?'

'We can barely enforce tobacco legislation, how will we to deal with dagga?'

International law enforcement expert and former Drug Unit Commander Lobo das Neves says ruling opens a different can of worms.

Key things to consider ahead of your retirement

Key things to consider ahead of your retirement

If you’re a baby boomer on the brink of retirement, here are a few things to consider ahead of time.

17-year-old learner killed teacher for not allowing him to jump the food queue

17-year-old learner killed teacher for not allowing him to jump the food queue

Spokesperson for Education department says the fact that this learner is still in Grade 10 at 17 may indicate there is a problem.