Cape Town - Solidarity and
AfriForum have announced their next step in their battle against unbecoming
interference in sport.
Solidarity and AfriForum court payers
In court papers served on Tuesday, the South African
Rugby Union (SARU), Cricket South Africa (CSA), Athletics South Africa (ASA)
and Netball South Africa (NSA) were challenged to defend their agreed racial
quotas before the Labour Court.
AfriForum say that the agreed upon quotas do not conform to local and
international legislation and agreed upon norms.
“It is a crying shame that the
ANC endorses such strict racial quotas. However, it is not surprising. Local
racial laws and international agreements are idle words for the ANC,” said
Johan Kruger, Deputy Chief Executive of Solidarity.
Kruger the ANC’s racial ideology has been obvious for a long period of time and
the party can no longer hide its racial motives.
“The ANC’s practice of
withholding local sportsmen and women of opportunities because of unlawful
racial quotas must be condemned by the courts,” says Kruger.
“We request an
order that the court declare that the Transformation Charter insofar as it
pertains to demographic profiling as invalid, and of no force and effect. We
further request that the court declare the agreements between the parties
insofar as it pertains to quotas, as invalid and of no force and effect, and
that sporting bodies are interdicted from applying quotas in determining team
selection at a national, provincial, club or school level,” says Kruger.
According to Kallie Kriel, Chief Executive of
AfriForum, merits should be the only criterion in the compilation of sports
“The enforcement of racial quotas and political interference in South
African sport directly violates the rules and regulations of international
sports bodies. That is why AfriForum is going to send a delegation to several
international sports bodies within the next months,” Kriel said. AfriForum’s
application to be admitted as friend of the court (amicus curiae) will
be served shortly on all parties.