Sports Minister Tokozile Xasa addressed members of the media on Monday on status of transformation in sports, in SouthAfrica.

The department of Sport and Recreation’s National Sports Plan and Transformation Charter, adopted by the sport’s movement at a National Sport Indaba in 2011, is in harmony with the sport related objectives of the NDP.

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The purpose of sport’s transformation charter is to –

level the playing fields that enables the majority of South Africans to have equitable access and opportunity to participate and achieve in all areas and at all levels of sport’ whereas

The goal of the charter is to –

Ensure the evolvement of a demographically representative, equitable, sustainable and competitive sport system.

Governance and decision making level, the report shows that more than half, 60%, of federations audited have elected black presidents into position whereas almost, 70%, have reported the election of boards that are more than 50% black.
Cricket’s % black profile has improved from 45% to 60%, hockey from 20% to 45%, whereas rugby has moved from 34% to 42% and netball from 37% to 56%.

SAFA are the only federation to have achieved thier transformation targets in all 18 catergories, CEO’, boards, female representation, EE, procurement and others. Cricket got 10 out of 18, Rugby 6 out of 18, Basketball failed to supply and data.

Transformation must respond to these 5 areas –

• Demographic representation in key categories,
Access to participation and involvement in sport,

Skill and capability development and improvement,

Governance performance in selected areas;

Economic empowerment in the sports industry.