Sascoc votes for gender equity at board level

The decision was one of several constitutional changes aimed at lifting the battered image of the umbrella body.

26.1.2020

The decision was one of several constitutional changes aimed at lifting the battered image of the umbrella body.

SA’s sports leaders on Saturday unanimously agreed that future SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) boards must be made up of at least 50% women.

The decision was one of several constitutional changes aimed at lifting the battered image of the umbrella body. The Zulman committee that investigated corporate governance issues in 2018 had recommended many of the alterations‚ although sport minister Nathi Mthethwa had a few of his own. Sascoc’s acting president Barry Hendricks said delegates also adopted a clause allowing an election to be held on March 28‚ instead of waiting until after the Olympics later in the year. In future Olympic years the poll can be held at any time of the year‚ but the early election for 2020 was requested by Mthethwa‚ who believed the existing board was tainted by the dramas of the past few years. The biggest debate of the day was on the 70-year age limit of executive members. In a close vote‚ the only issue that went to a ballot‚ it was decided to change the rule and prevent candidates from standing for the board if they were going to turn 70 at any point in the four-year tenure. Three members of the executive‚ who were elected in 2016 have stepped down in the past two years‚ including president Gideon Sam and first vice president Hajera Kajee. When the new Sascoc board is elected in two months time‚ four of the eight successful candidates must be women. Furthermore‚ there must be at least one woman in one of the three top positions‚ president or first or second vice president. The constitution still allows for four co-opted members‚ but two must be independent. The gender equity ratio must be maintained‚ however. The last member of the board is the chair of the athletes’ commission‚ although there is space for ex officio members‚ who can now come from the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). The ex officio position was previously reserved only for International Olympic Committee (IOC) members. The change means that Debbie Alexander‚ who resigned as an elected member from the Sascoc board last year‚ will return as an ex officio member because she sits on the IPC executive. The constitutional changes are expected to see government and Lotto reopen purse strings for cash-strapped Sascoc. Trending Read more: Sowetan LIVE

Sascoc votes for gender equity at board levelSA’s sports leaders on Saturday unanimously agreed that future SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) boards must be made up of at least 50% women.

SABC, SASCOC partner for Tokyo Olympics - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) will send its biggest team since the 2008 Beijing Olympics, to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. What does this mean? Will the Olympics be televized on ?

Sascoc votes for gender equity at board levelSA’s sports leaders on Saturday unanimously agreed that future SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) boards must be made up of at least 50% women.

SABC, SASCOC partner for Tokyo Olympics - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) will send its biggest team since the 2008 Beijing Olympics, to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. What does this mean? Will the Olympics be televized on ?

MARKET WRAP: JSE has biggest weekly drop since AugustThe local bourse dropped by almost 3% for the week as global equities took a knock as the China coronavirus spreads

DA calls for National Lotteries Commission board to be sackedThe NLC’s Phillemon Letwaba has been implicated in money going to his own projects rather than the good causes it is meant for



Mkhwebane not fit for office: Johann Kriegler - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.

Those who try to remove Ramaphosa will fail: Makhura - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.

Boks win world team of the year

EFF rejects De Klerk apology that ‘lacks sincerity’, says he must face the law

De Klerk now admits apartheid was a crime against humanity - The Mail & Guardian

The budget is going to bite: Tax increases of more than R25bn can be expected.

EFF vows to go after rogue unit | IOL News

Write Comment

Thank you for your comment.
Please try again later.

Latest News

News

26 January 2020, Sunday News

Previous news

Three things fans learnt about Masechaba after her Metro FM interview finally happened

Next news

The Seychelles makes for a unbelievable holiday at any age
DA's Mncwango calls on Ramaphosa to petition for withdrawal of De Klerk's Nobel Prize | IOL News Sho Madjozi, Shekhinah nominated for Nickelodeon Kids' Choice award Nedbank accused of using racist practises when dealing with black bond holders | The Star EFF MPs leave Sona debate after gender violence accusations Ramaphosa showing signs of a lame-duck president Chaos during SONA debate as Malema accuses Ramaphosa of abusing his ex-wife | IOL News ‘Nomazizi must rest in peace’ – Malema accuses Ramaphosa of abusing his late ex-wife Malema commends NCOP Speaker for how he handled SONA - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader. Maverick Citizen: Generation Green: Young people lead the way in delivering plastic alternatives DAYS OF ZONDO: Millions in laundered cash hidden in Dudu Myeni’s house, State Capture commission hears We will definitely survive relegation - Mapeza - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader. Adam Habib resigns from Wits to join UK university | The Star
Mkhwebane not fit for office: Johann Kriegler - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader. Those who try to remove Ramaphosa will fail: Makhura - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader. Boks win world team of the year EFF rejects De Klerk apology that ‘lacks sincerity’, says he must face the law De Klerk now admits apartheid was a crime against humanity - The Mail & Guardian The budget is going to bite: Tax increases of more than R25bn can be expected. EFF vows to go after rogue unit | IOL News AMABHUNGANE: How PIC’s R4.3bn Ayo investment is being spent on Independent Media’s bills, Survé’s properties and Friends of Iqbal Mboweni can pack his bags and leave: Cosatu Mbeki commits to campaign for ANC - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader. Eskom warns load shedding could continue for rest of the week - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader. Popcru refuses to account as R200m vanishes after being channeled to company with links to union bosses