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Transformation a priority: Sam

2012-10-30 14:16
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Johannesburg - South Africa's Olympic boss, Gideon Sam, has called on rugby unions and role players in the sport to make transformation a top priority.

Sam, the president of the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) was addressing the SA Rugby Union (SARU) transformation indaba in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

“Let transformation not be the poor cousin of all your programmes," Sam said.

"Don’t let it lie down there, the transformation issue, so that it must come back from time to time to breathe life into it."

Sam said it was important that representatives from provincial rugby unions steered transformation to ensure there was an even playing field in the sport.

SARU chief executive Jurie Roux hoped the indaba would lead to a watershed moment for rugby in the country.

The transformation workshop was attended by provincial rugby union presidents and chief executives, SARU management, sports portfolio committee chairperson Richard Mdakane and sports minister Fikile Mbalula.

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