Mr Thulas Nxesi (Appointed Minister of Sport and Recreation
on 31 March 2017) Photograph courtesy of SRSA.
There are a number of issues that have surfaced time-and-time again which a number of both the Board and member federations of SASCOC have seemed to turn a blind eye.
As as result, anyone (individuals and federations) who has raised such issues has seemingly been dealt with quite harshly by SASCOC even though such actions by SASCOC may appear not to be in line with current legislation.
Thus, it is no surprise to me to see the Minister of Sport and Recreation, Mr. Thulas Nxesi, announce on Wednesday, 23 August 2017 that a ministerial committee of inquiry will delve into a wide range of allegations of maladministration at the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC).
According to Jan Gerber of News24, "He said the inquiry into Sascoc was in response to numerous and serious allegations of poor governance, financial mismanagement and non-adherence to the Sascoc constitution, and the Sascoc board’s failure to respond to these matters.