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ANC could drop sport quotas

2012-03-04 16:40

Johannesburg - The ANC was in favour of dropping sport quotas for a performance scorecard to monitor transformation targets for sports federations and bodies, the Sunday Times reported.

In a discussion document, transformation in sport since 1994 had been deemed "unsuccessful" by the ruling party.

The scorecard would allow a sports body "to measure where it is in its transformation journey," said the document as reported by the newspaper.

The ANC was reported to believe that the debate on transformation was often emotional, over-simplified and misunderstood.

The document said the department of sport should implement grassroots-based initiatives to aid development, talent identification and lead to the eventual abandonment of the quota system.

It stated that structural changes should take place within municipalities to streamline the development process.

The newspaper reported Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula had argued for the scrapping of quotas, with development focused at school level.

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Comments
  • Jack - 2012-03-04 17:07

    Finally....talent and skill above race!!

  • fishycraig - 2012-03-04 17:42

    "eventual abandonment of the quota system"? When "now" in this country means at least a few months or years wait I am scared to think what "eventual" refers to. But it is a step in the right direction.

  • Ian - 2012-03-04 18:28

    well they tried to f up our cricket and failed, maybe they finally woke up and realised that this country needs a soccer team that can win games, need to start from scratch to do that, new team, new coaching staff, NEW NAME PLEASE, drop that bafana rubbish, its a joke of a name, and then the fact they cant win friendlies at home

  • Ian - 2012-03-04 18:30

    wonder if this statement has anything to do with our cricket boys thrashing of NZ, eish we want to do that too

  • johncarlos.biza - 2012-03-04 18:52

    Next they should drop dead.

  • Jan - 2012-03-04 19:55

    thats the way to go

  • keith.gough - 2012-03-04 21:21

    great to see the youth league producing someone with vision instead of someone with their self interests at heart.

  • Dok - 2012-03-04 23:21

    ..."with development focused at school level." Well said. But there are schools out there where teachers do not want to become involved with sport after school hours 'cause they don't get paid to do it! So what happens then? How important is development really on the agenda if incidents like this is still commonplace?

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