Invitation: Court application of Solidarity vs the 6 Respondents

5 March 2019

Ministry and Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa inclusive of the 5 respondents (South African Rugby Union, Cricket South Africa, Netball South Africa, Athletics South Africa and the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee) take this opportunity to invite members of the media and the public to join the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa alongside the respondents as they will be opposing the court application brought forward by Solidarity.

The notice to oppose this Solidarity court action has already been served on all respondents and the details for the hearing are as follows:

VENUE: LABOUR COURT, JOHANNESBURG (6th & 7th, Arbour Square Building, Juta St & Melle Street, Braamfontein)

DATE: Wednesday, 6 March 2019

TIME: 9h00 - 16h00

Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa view this solidarity approach as desperation and an attempt to hold back the progress which is currently being achieved and continue to be achieved as far as Transformation in sport is concerned and as violation of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.

Judgment on whether the matter can continue in the Labour Court has been reserved

(See details of the court application attached below)

For more information pertaining to the contents of this invite or email, kindly contact the following:

Mr. Mickey Modisane
Chief Director: Marketing & Communications
Sport & Recreation South Africa
Office Tel: 012 304 5159
Mobile Tel: 082 992 0101

Mr Vuyo Mhaga
Minister liaison Officer
Sport and Recreation South Africa
012 304 5239
076 636 5193