SA ministers need to transform sport from the ground up - Capostagno

Sports Minister Thulas Nxesi announced on Tuesday that the federations governing rugby, netball and cricket can again bid to host international tournaments. This after the eminent persons group has found that they have met their transformation targets.

Last year government banned SA Rugby from bidding for the 2023 tournament as part of a push for the sport to include more black players and executives.

Stephen Grootes spoke to commentator Andy Capostagno on whether any efforts have since been made to transform Rugby in particular.

You could probably argue that it was wrong to slap the ban on them last year... It was just one of those grandstanding pieces by the previous minister Fikile Mbalula who needed to make a song and dance about something.

Andy Capostagno, sports commentator

Its very difficult to say lets throw money at township sport an expect to therefore have a legitimate number of people to select from....

Andy Capostagno, sports commentator

What we tend to have with sports ministers, and I exempt the late Steve Tshwete who was fantastic at his job, is that they are not there because they are really interested in sport, they are there from a political perspective. What I would like to see from a sports minister is starting something from the ground up....

Andy Capostagno, sports commentator

Click on the link below to listen to the full interview....


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : SA ministers need to transform sport from the ground up - Capostagno


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