SASCOC happy as SARU 'transform'

Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:58
Still a lack of transformation in the Springbok team
The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee has come out and praised SARU for its effort in transformation, contrary to the popular perception that the union has no transformation plans.
SARU have had to deal with heavy pressure on transformation from the government.
Speaking at a general meeting of SASCOC earlier in the year Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula announced number of blacks in teams would have to be increased to 60 percent.
It has now come to light that SASCOC CEO, Tubby Reddy is pleased with the steps taken by SARU thus far.
“We are pleased with the submissions made by SARU and we took notice of the tremendous amount of work being done by this National Federation around the country," Reddy said.
"This is contrary to the popular perception that SARU has no transformation plans and no transformation process.
“We received figures to substantiate SARU’s transformation agenda and achievements thus far as well as their footprint around the country.”
“They are clearly focused on creating opportunities for all the people of our country.”
“However, we noted that there is still a lack of transformation in the Springbok team hence the perception that SARU isn’t transformed or has no intention to transform.”
“It’s clear that over the last 20 years in a democratic SARU and in all sport in general, we have not sufficiently addressed the implementation process, to realise the transformation agenda."
From the presentation made, SARU will and can be judged by the milestones set in their transformation implementation plans up to and including 2020.