Committee of Inquiry into allegations at SASCOC

Committee of Inquiry into allegations at SASCOC

Media Statement:

The Minister of Sport and Recreation has noted the recent media speculation relating to the work of the Committee of Inquiry into the affairs of SASCOC (The Citizen, 02 and 04.09.2017).


The Minister wishes to make the following points:


         The Committee of Inquiry was appointed in response to very serious allegations of poor governance, mismanagement and non-compliance with the constitution of SASCOC. These allegations require an independent inquiry.

         That is why the Minister will not speculate on the specifics of the case and prefers to wait for the findings and recommendations of the Committee before commenting further.

         The Committee of Inquiry consists of a retired judge, 2 additional members and a team leader for leading evidence all with experience in the field of constitutional matters, governance and administration to investigate, make findings, report on and make recommendations in relation to the above-mentioned Board related governance issues and alleged non-adherence to the Constitution of SASCOC.

         In the meantime, the currently constituted Board remains in place to carry out the mandate of SASCOC to prepare team South Africa for upcoming major tournaments.

         The Ministry is aware of the necessary processes and respects international best practices. The Minister did consult widely and informed the International Olympic Committee of the inquiry and committed to keep them informed on the process.

         We shall await the outcome of the Committee of Inquiry led by the retired Judge and his team.


Issued by the Ministry of Sport and Recreation.

Sabelo Mali (Minister Media Liaison Officer)
Cell: 082 729 5804,


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