Top-down approach is flawed

2014-04-16 14:23
Fikile Mbalula (Gallo Images)
The quota proposal is short-sighted, and clearly the negative impact of previous quotas has been lost on the Minister. Grass roots sport is sadly neglected despite many promises to the contrary. In recent times, what happened to the multi-million Rand World Cup legacy program? Those fields have already either been reduced to dust or overrun by weeds. Very little of the program still exists. We should be working on providing the facilities and means to encourage broader participation in sports by ALL; and negotiate broader access to international and/or domestic sport across all sporting codes on TV.
Trying to 'fix' representation from the top downward has not, and shall not, work. So much damaged has already been caused by failed past efforts of this ideology, so why repeat the exercise, never mind proposing a worse variation of it? Admit we failed, and not only commit to working toward resolution from the bottom up, but actually follow through long-term (regardless of each change in Ministerial staff).
Minister, do NOT use sport as a way to garner attention and approval among your peers with regard to your personal pursuit of power. The damage your irresponsible utterances have very serious consequences that may take decades to repair. We deserve better.
Quota = Game Over, we all lose Mr Minister.


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.