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OPEN LETTER TO THE Minister of Sport and SARU - 27 August 2015

27 August 2015

OPEN LETTER TO THE Minister of Sport and SARU


Att:      The Minister of Sport & Recreation

            Minister Fikile Mbalula


and      President of SARU

            Oregan Hoskins


Re:      Transformation in Rugby


Dear Sir


Please receive correspondence from our offices in respect of transformation in Rugby and the views of the grouping loosely called Springbok Supporters for Transformation.


We attach for your attention the declaration from the meeting from the above grouping held on Wednesday evening. This represents the sentiments of a group of role players from across the country who are concerned about the issues in transformation at all levels of the sport. We trust that you will receive the correspondence in the spirit that it is presented, as a contribution to more urgent transformation.


We hope that we can have a constructive engagement on these issues, in a very public way, as this is a public interest matter now. National sports teams are national assets that should be transparently engaged on, especially given the failure of the transformation thus far. We see protest action as a part of the democratic process in South Africa, and use this as the absolute last resort, to deal with an urgent issue.


We look forward to your response as to how we are able to play a role in representing a broad set of interest that are at stake here, which has sadly been neglected.


Yours Comradely




Tony Ehrenreich

Cosatu Secretary

Convenor of Springbok Supporters for Transformation