Cape Town - SASCOC
will be meeting with national sports federations to discuss and propose
a framework to address the recommendations contained in the third
Eminent Persons Group’s report on transformation in sport that was
presented on Monday by Minister of Sports and Recreation, Fikile
Amongst the recommendations
outlined by Mbalula was that all federations and sport bodies
must establish transformation committees and appoint transformation
officers. These structures must be mainstreamed and be integrated in all
business units of the federations and sport bodies.
SASCOC will be assisting national sporting federations to prepare their
transformation barometer and prepare themselves for signing Memoranda of
Agreements with the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa.
CEO, Tubby Reddy, said that the aim of the meeting individually with rugby, cricket, athletics and netball specifically, and with the other
federations is “to examine the agreement that they have signed with the
Department of Sport and Recreation and to address the challenges that
these federations face in their effort to meet the transformation
“We at SASCOC believe that the transformation
agenda, as reiterated by Minister Mbalula, is the cornerstone for sports
development in our country. All federations need to understand that
this transformative imperative must be at forefront of their plans and
programmes in order to equalize the playing fields,” said Reddy.
this end, the transformation targets have an impact on every aspect of a
federations business plan requirements, including sponsorship, Lotto
funding application, human resources, procurement, gender representation
and participation in international events”, added Gideon Sam, president
The major federations that were mentioned in the EPG
report that have fallen short of transformation targets have already
been contacted by SASCOC for a meeting to discuss the contents of the
report. Meetings are scheduled to begin next week and meetings with the
other federations will begin shortly.