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ASA board meet again
- Updated: November 27, 2009
By Mark Etheridge
The interim board of Athletics South Africa gets together Friday and Saturday to continue the rebuilding process of the sport.
This after the suspension of ASA president Leonard Chuene and the board by SASCOC following its handling of the Caster Semenya affair.
South Africa’s Olympic governing body member Ray Mali met with the athletes at Olympic House, Johannesburg last week.
At this meeting a nine-member interim board was elected to oversee the running of athletics.
The new board is made up of: Hendrick Ramaala, James Evans, Blanche Moila, Geraldine Pillay, James Mokoka, Daan Louw, James Moloi, Pieter Lourens and Alex Skhosana.
This weekend’s action takes the part of an informal get-together between Ray Mali and the board whereafter they will decide on matters up for discussion at Saturday’s meeting.
The meeting is not expected to be a lengthy affair, but is expected to address the most urgent of issues that need to be addressed.
Mali also said that there is a possibility of additional members being co-opted to the board. “Friday we will basically see what sort of expertise we have on the table. If there’s a shortage of business expertise for example then we will look at bringing that in.”
Board member Geraldine Pillay, one of the outspoken voices for the athletes in the process leading to the formation of the interim board said today: “there’s a lot of work ahead, lots of late nights… but it’s in the interests of the athletes.”
She also hinted at the possibility that the ASA constitution may need to be amended. “We have to ensure that what happened to Caster is never allowed to happen to one of our athletes again.”