South Africa ups racial quotas for sports teams

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PostSouth Africa ups racial quotas for sports teams
by Lotus » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:48 pm

http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2014/04/07/hard-line-taken-on-white-sport

Failure to field 60% black players will lead to the Proteas, the Springboks and Bafana Bafana being banned from representing South Africa at international events.

This is according to resolutions taken by the Department of Sport following a meeting between Minister of Sport Fikile Mbalula and the provincial MECs for sport on Saturday. They discussed a report, released last week, on the status of transformation in the most popular sports , rugby, cricket, netball, athletics and football.

Mbalula said the group decided to increase the 50/50 quota system to 60% representation after noting a "lack of willingness in implementing transformation, especially the enforcement of quotas"

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PostRe: South Africa ups racial quotas for sports teams
by Mini E » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:55 pm

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PostRe: South Africa ups racial quotas for sports teams
by Scotticus Erroticus » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:01 pm

This gives Scotland a chance in the World Cup!

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PostRe: South Africa ups racial quotas for sports teams
by Learning Curve » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:02 pm

This is unfortunate for SA, everyone knows black people suck at sports.

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PostRe: South Africa ups racial quotas for sports teams
by Curls » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:13 pm

I dunno, I was watching the African cup of nations a few years ago. Most of the countries didn't represent white people very well in that, South Africa was one of the only teams that did.

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PostRe: South Africa ups racial quotas for sports teams
by 1cmanny1 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:29 pm

Maybe there is more black people in the country, so they decided it is only fair if they raise it? Doubtful though.

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PostRe: South Africa ups racial quotas for sports teams
by bear » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:47 pm

I thought sporting institutions were meant to be free of political influence so I can't see how the likes of FIFA can stand by and let anyone use a quota system like this.

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PostRe: South Africa ups racial quotas for sports teams
by Somebody Else's Presents » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:55 pm

1cmanny1 wrote:Maybe there is more black people in the country, so they decided it is only fair if they raise it? Doubtful though.


No, true fairness would be ONLY using ability as the criterion for selection. You bring race into it, in any direction, then you are discriminating. And that's bad.

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PostRe: South Africa ups racial quotas for sports teams
by 1cmanny1 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:57 pm

Good point, but someone along the line would be racist and that would never work properly.

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PostRe: South Africa ups racial quotas for sports teams
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:13 pm

Racism has no place is sport. South Africa should be banned from international competitions. IOC and FIFA take note, this a demand, not a request.

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PostRe: South Africa ups racial quotas for sports teams
by Tomous » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:18 pm

Curls wrote:I dunno, I was watching the African cup of nations a few years ago. Most of the countries didn't represent white people very well in that, South Africa was one of the only teams that did.



This is true, I noticed the likes of Nigeria and Ivory Coast had very few white players, if any.

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PostRe: South Africa ups racial quotas for sports teams
by Wiggy G32 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:46 am

its an injustice to the players as well. is that black player there cos hes the best of the best or is he there for the numbers so to speak?

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PostRe: South Africa ups racial quotas for sports teams
by Rax » Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:13 am

Wiggy G32 wrote:its an injustice to the players as well. is that black player there cos hes the best of the best or is he there for the numbers so to speak?

This is why I dont like quotas in anything, it makes it look like people are just there to make up the numbers and not be taken seriously. Obviously South Africa has some serious problems with racism but forcing sports organisations to favour one race over the other is not the answer.


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