Sports Minister Tokozile Xasa hands Sascoc deadline to make changes

Some of the recommendations of the report state that the National Sport and Recreation Act of 1998 (Act No. 110 of 1998 as amended) must be amended to offer clarity on the oversight roles of the department and Sascoc.

The report also recommended that positions of the president‚ accountant and commercial lawyer must be occupied by persons who are independent and who have no affiliation to any sport and recreation body.

With regards to the management structure‚ the report has recommended that it should consist of a chief executive officer (CEO)‚ chief financial officer (CFO)‚ and chief operations officer (COO) and a director of communications.

“I have perused and scrutinised the contents and viewpoints expressed by way of representations received from all roleplayers in relation to the report and executive summary of the Sascoc Committee of Inquiry thoroughly and weighed it against the recommendations of the committee cautiously‚” Xasa said.

“These roleplayers are Sascoc‚ Tubby Reddy‚ the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).”

“It is apparent that while Sascoc agree with some of the committee’s recommendations‚ they do not agree with other substantive recommendations that are in the committee’s view fundamental to the governance of sport in the Republic of South Africa.

“In essence‚ it is apparent from Sascoc’s response to the committee’s recommendations that Sascoc is opposed to any external or independent oversight of their roles‚ functions‚ and the use of public monies.”

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