Minister of Sport & Recreation Ms. Tokozile Xasa, has noted the outcome of Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) case on the matter involving, Ms. Caster Semenya, Athletics South Africa (ASA) and the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF).

The Minister had previously expressed her disappointment with the judgement. The Minister had further directed the High-Level Panel dealing with this matter to study the judgement and to advise her on the options available in order for her to take the matter forward. The High – Level Panel of experts on the matter both medically and legally, met and reviewed the judgement and provided its advice to the Minister.

The Minister has noted the recommendations of the High – Level Panel and has accepted them as a way forward to pursue this matter further. Athletics South Africa (ASA) will appeal the judgement of the CAS and lodge its papers within the prescribed and stipulated period. The grounds for ASA’s appeal are summarized as follows:
1) ASA applied for recusal of two of the arbitrators who it felt they were conflicted since they have handled the earlier case of the Indian sprinter, Dutee Chand as Caster was also going to be an affected athlete. 
2) The strength of scientific, medical and legal case we presented, we believe, the outcome is inconceivable on the fact. The facts before court and the outcome do not match.
3) The pertinent legal questions that the court should have addressed we not addressed. The court simply gave the unfettered latitude to the IAAF to do as it pleases. For instance, it has not been answered as to how the IAAF will implement the regulations and how ethical issues will be addressed. 

The Minister has also directed that the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa should work with other organs of State to intensify the international lobby and to approach the United Nations General Assembly to sanction the IAAF for violating International Human Rights Instruments. The Government will also have to mobilise and educate society on the key arguments and tenets of the case. To this end, government will make available information to the public and also develop online information instruments to empower the public on this key matter. 

The Minister was also pleased with the commitment by ASA to lobby other National Athletics Associations in other jurisdictions to sign a petition, petitioning the IAAF to rescind the regulations and to lobby against the current executive of the IAAF. 

Minister Xasa has also expressed her gratitude to the people of South Africa and the World at large for their continued support for Caster Semenya in the face of this unwarranted affront. She once more, thanked various sectors including human rights bodies, media, medical science fraternity, sport bodies & sport personalities, the international bodies and the sports law experts, for their insights and unwavering support. Minister Xasa has further urged all South Africans to continue supporting Ms. Semenya as we continue with the appeal process.


91 COMMENTS

  1. Free medical insurance prix bijoux ginette ny lyon Bushati said although Albania and Serbia had serious issues, he hoped the visit would continue some of the work on improving Balkan relations done in Berlin earlier this year and he hoped the meeting between Rama and Vucic would have “good elements”.

  2. “”I think this is one of the most vital info for me. And i’m glad reading your article. But should remark on some general things, The site style is wonderful, the articles is really great D. Good job, cheers””

  3. Please wait http://www.examen-sozmed.ch Gilchrist said students were given an extensive safety lecture before the annual summer trip, but next year she plans to institute an additional safety measure — requiring each student to tether a bright orange life jacket to his or her body, even if they’re snorkeling. She said she’s also considering using GPS devices to track students in the water.

  4. I’d like to send this to femvigor chile “In the enterprise market it’s got a very significant market advantage so we think that by focusing it on the enterprise market, it’s not going to be as big as it used to be, but it will be profitable again.”

  5. Do you know each other? sceletium tortuosum negative effects Polls show a majority of Japan’s population want to end reliance on atomic power and are opposed to restarts. But the ruling party argues nuclear energy will cut fuel costs that have pushed the country into a record trade deficit and will help return loss-making utilities to profit.

  6. Would you like a receipt? naturalnutritionals.com reviews The footage surfaced online when the woman who plays the Make-A-Wish aide in the clip, Alison Quinn, uploaded the video to YouTube as part of her acting reel. Quinn’s character has no idea who big Kanye West, can’t pronounce his name and is in disbelief when he says he’s been featured on the cover of Time and Rolling Stone.

  7. I’m sorry, I’m not interested metoprolol rxlist Funds with big stakes in Japan’s Softbank Corp andYahoo Inc, for example, hope to capitalize on Alibaba’ssurging growth. Softbank and Yahoo each own large stakes inAlibaba and their shares have risen already on optimistic talkabout the Chinese company’s IPO.

  8. Would you like to leave a message? scabiesbgone.com All NHL teams may spend to a 10% cushion above next season’s $64.3 million salary cap ceiling until the final day of training camp ($70.7 million), but in order to fit under the cap in September, the Rangers only have about $13 million to spend this offseason. That’s thanks to their decision to retain Brad Richards’ $6.67 million annual cap hit.

  9. I’m sorry, he’s amlodipine 5 mg price July’s foreclosure sales — homes foreclosed on in the prior 12 months — accounted for 7.8 percent market share, down from 9 percent in June and down from 20.7 percent a year earlier. Last month’s foreclosure share was the lowest since it was 7.3 percent in June 2007. In the current cycle, foreclosure resales peaked at 56.7 percent in February 2009.

  10. How much were you paid in your last job? cialis pill identify Polls also predict a photo-finish between the center-right and center-left parties. A pool by Infratest institute showed that Ms. Merkel’s center-right coalition has lost its majority, with the CDU/CSU and FDP getting a combined 45% of support while the center-left coalition of SPD, Greens and Left reached an combined 46%. Forschungsgruppe Wahlen institute for ZDF television said 46% support Ms. Merkel’s center-right coalition, compared with 45% for the center-left opposition.

  11. I read a lot protidiet chicken soup nutrition “Nothing in the record suggests the mother should have known she was inflicting bruises,” Justice Conrad Rushing wrote for the unanimous three-judge panel. Rushing continued that “the spanking was entirely the product of a genuine and deliberate disciplinary purpose, i.e., to arrest troubling behavior patterns exhibited by the daughter.”

  12. Could you give me some smaller notes? mistreatment.com advert
    This newest case comes almost two years after President Barack Obama announced a task force to probe the misconduct that fueled the 2007-2009 financial crisis, and after Attorney General Eric Holder has promised to bring big cases involving the mortgage-backed securities.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here