Hard Line Taken on ‘White’ Sport

Aphiwe Deklerk et al., Times Live, April 7, 2014

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”.

Failure to implement the new quotas would result in withdrawal of any form of funding and support to federations and sport bodies, he said.

“[We will] withdraw the national colours of any federation that is hell-bent on the current set-up and status quo.”

Mbalula said his department would block sponsorship of any sports association that was hostile to transformation. Bidding for and hosting sports events would become illegal without government approval.

The 60% requirement would come into effect immediately.

“The Minmec [ministers and MECs] recommended that it must happen right away. We are going to engage and inform rugby and all the other sporting codes that this is something that has to happen.

“[We will be demanding] development plans from the South African Rugby Union, South African Football Association, Cricket South Africa, Athletics South Africa and Netball South Africa as a matter of urgency and with immediate effect.”

All the resolutions of the meeting had to be implemented before the new government administration took office after the May 7 general elections, Mbalula said.

Asked about possible resistance from sponsors, he said he had not heard “anybody” argue against the new quota, but he “would cross that bridge when I get there”.

“Transformation is not going to be easy so we have to talk to them. I have instructed my people to engage the private sector equally because they are the biggest investors in sports transformation and sports in general,” he said.

Saru spokesman Andy Colquhoun, who could not reach the union’s CEO Jurie Roux for comment, asked: “Is the minister asking us to implement a quota of 13 black players in Super rugby teams from next Saturday and the Boks from June, for instance? There is a lot that needs to be understood .”

CSA spokesman Altaaf Kazi said it was still waiting for a meeting with Mbalula about the report on the pilot study on transformation.

“We are not in a position to comment on the statement as the minister might want to explain what he meant when he finally meets us,” he said.

Sascoc president Gideon Sam agreed that many federations were failing in terms of development.

“We are seeing it for the Anoca Games [‘African Olympic Games for youth] in Botswana later this year. Some federations cannot submit teams,” he said, singling out shooting and archery.

“Shooting says the problem is that they’ve been banned from schools [as a sport],” said Sam.

Lions cricket coach Geoff Toyana said: “We are going in the right direction at CSA, but if there is a quota it could help. We have been through the days of black batsmen coming in at Nos 8, 9, 10 and 11, and black bowlers who bat at No9 and don’t bowl.

“That doesn’t make sense. Transformation is about giving players quality opportunities. We’ve done that at the Lions and the players haven’t disgraced themselves. I’ll be happy if something like this happens. I would support it.”

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  • D.B. Cooper

    Why not? I sure hope, I really do hope, that 60% of the white audience and spectators also disappear. I do not watch the NBA for this reason, so I say, “Why not?”
    Meet Geoff Toyana.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    50% black quota yesterday. 60% black quota today. 90+% black quota in the future.

    • Oil Can Harry

      And not a peep of protest from the Western liberals who brought down the apartheid SA gov’t because they were “discriminating” and “obsessed with race”.

  • Urbane Neanderthal

    They really insist on demonstrating that the average is 70 points.

  • MekongDelta69

    “Bafana Bafana – Befine Bafana” (If you remember that ridiculous song).

    Make it 100% black and send all the South African and Rhodesian White people here. We could use the assistance.

    • D.B. Cooper

      Negative. White people who just roll over and allow themselves to get punked like that have no place in my country. We have enough white weaklings as it is. Let us have the battle hardened, wounded while in combat types who at least tried to stop this from happening. You can’t keep running away. They will follow you.

      • Andy

        They are greatly outnumbered. I don’t imagine we’d do any better as such a small percent of the population. They at least put up a resistance. (And the rest of the world’s whites ganged up to bring it down.)

        • Romulus

          The rest of the worlds tribe that controls 2/3 of the entire planets wealth, brought it down, aided and abetted by white liberal traitors.

        • Einsatzgrenadier

          Look at what happened at Blood River and Rorke’s Drift. White Rhodesians and white South Africans were greatly outnumbered by the Bantu, but were able to keep the savages in line for decades. Numbers aren’t a problem. It was enemies from within that sabotaged both governments.

          • benvad

            Joe Slovo and other Eskimos did their damnedest to kill the host. Ashamed he didn’t disappear along with other relatives.

            Amazing how worthwhile grateful souls perished during that catastrophe but scum like him made it out of the Pale of Settlement, to destroy great societies.

          • benvad

            Personally the Blacks couldn’t have done it on their own, they are too disorganized to gave accomplished any if it. I hope Slovo’s family reaps the catastrophe that he helped create.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          It would be 3 million whites in the plus column.
          Don’t you think Holder is counting Somali heads in his sleep?

      • Nathanwartooth

        The South Africans that stayed seem to be either poor or rich. The middle class whites seem to have fled.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          A million Dutch/Boer Afrikaners have fled.
          Three million more are trapped there.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Wrong attitude. Every member of Hanoi Hilton eventually broke. They are no less heroes.

  • borogirl54

    But isn’t Cricket a white sport in South Africa? Blacks play soccer.

    • So CAL Snowman

      Blacks in South Africa play soccer and they are a joke. When South Africa hosted the World Cub in 2010, South Africa became the first ever host nation in World Cup history to NOT advance past the first round. They could have used some help from their White population, seeing as how 100% lily White Spain won the tournament and is a favorite to win again this year in Brazil.

      • Romulus

        Soccer bores me to death. Good sport for endurance but a snoozefest to watch.

    • MBlanc46

      I’m not able to follow the game much anymore, but there have been blacks in the national side for quite some time and apparently from the official’s comment, they are still there.

  • Pro_Whitey

    I like the point that even the black South African government knows it does not want weapons in the hands of black kids.

  • dcc2379

    Pay attention Americans, this will one day come to America. Brazil, too, requires a certain number of minorities accepted into college. If one has ever watched Planet of the Apes, one will foretell the future.

  • John K

    If they are serious about needing more blacks, I’d gladly trade them the “African-American” blacks for African whites, with the understanding that there would be no refunds or exchanges afterwards.

  • DudeWheresMyCountry?

    And White people celebrate that cretin Mandela. I always enjoy pointing out he was a convicted terrorist and mass murderer. I love seeing the idiots try to defend him. I revel in their futility.

  • GenX Antipodean

    I hope this is just at the talk stage, because as Rugby fan I’m saddened to think that this would instantly kill the 100 year old+ proud Springbok history, record and legacy.
    At least call them something else before the humiliation starts.
    It’s always been an honor to face the Dutch, German, French and English descended tough as nails, ex Northern Europeans who carved a country for themselves out of the heart of darkness.

    This will cost the SARU millions too in lost revenue, who’re currently in the process of negotiating the next five year deal broadcasting contract.
    Hopefully an English or France based rebel South African national team will be formed.
    All blacks seem to be able to do is complain and destroy.
    On the up side, sports has been one of those things keeping South African based Whites sedated to the widespread changes, this move will give even the self deluded Whites less to cling onto.
    The black M.O. seems to be, if you can’t create anything yourself, stopping others being creative takes away the opportunity for unflattering comparison.

  • LACountyRedneck

    The higher the percentage of blacks in a particular sport/event, the lower the ratings. Many Whites prefer to see White athletes.

    • benvad

      I do it’s feet true. I love baseball but Japanese professional baseball isn’t for me. I don’t identify with players.

  • benvad

    They should take their skills to the Netherlands and offer to represent a European country. Clearly the Marxist in South Africa are doing their best to destroy the very heart of the whites.

    They should buy a territory somewhere in the world and call it New Kaapland and he rid of these Bantu devils.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    This precedent should pave the way for a 63% white NBA, NFL, and MLB. Great news!!!

  • Herman

    Do they make blacks pay 60% of the taxes in South Africa?

  • Rogue

    Indeed, that is the truth of the matter.

    A mixture of racism, spite and inferiority complex. But I’m sure the left-wing windbags will be protesting about this soon!

    Hmm, I’m only hearing crickets …

  • Paleoconn

    Why doesn’t the NBA do this, with Whites being an endangered species in that sport? This is insane. The Whites in SA should leave and never come back. It is tragic to say let alone do, after 350 years of White civilization in those parts, but the end is nigh. They were betrayed by their leaders who gave it all away, now there’s nothing left. That said, if they choose to die in their ancestral homelands, they deserve the world’s respect, and they are better men than I, for I would have left long ago.

  • GenX Antipodean

    Check out this story from 2009.

    “South Africa says no to Maori players again”

    But a South African Rugby Union president’s council resolution forbids South African rugby teams playing against opponents selected on racial lines which includes New Zealand Maori.

    Do you get the feeling that they’re just spitefully making rules up as they go along.

  • JvNk

    The actual driving force behind the current ruling regime in South Africa, the ANC, was the SA Communist Party.

    Which, in turn, had an excessively large percentage of, ahem, Eskimo members. Eskimos are a small percentage of even the white population in SA, but still today we see and remember the Eskimo presence within the SACP and ANC: Kasrils. Slovo. Fischer. Erwin. Sachs. Cronin et al.

    The infamous Freedom Charter, the main ideological document of the ANC terrorist movement was written by Eskimos.