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SASCOC Constitution amended at a Special General Meeting

 The membership of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) deliberated, amended and adopted the SASCOC Constitution at a Special General Meeting held at Olympic House on Saturday 25 January 2020.

This follows a recommendation by the Zulman Inquiry Report which proposed that parts of the SASCOC Constitution should be amended to ensure good governance. As part of the Constitutional changes, the Ministerial Inquiry report also recommended early elections for the SASCOC Board.

“Today we cross the Rubicon, it has taken us two years after the Zulman Inquiry Report has been published to get to this stage. The amendments of the constitution are now in front of you. It’s time to move on and build a relationship with the Ministry.”

SASCOC Acting President, Mr Barry Hendricks was speaking at the first Olympic governing body’s Special General Meeting for 2020 where 61 of the National Federations and Sports Confederations were in attendance. The Adhoc Committee chaired by Advocate Edeling worked on the Constitutional changes that were proposed by the Ministerial Task Team led by the facilitator, Mthobi Tyamzashe and further inputs received from the membership.

The meeting had robust discussions on the amendments suggested by the Adhoc Committee and once all the input is effected to the document, the final amended SASCOC Constitution will be sent out to the membership.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) and SASCOC’s other affiliates have been consulted throughout this process.

Mr Hendricks also stated that 2019 was a tough year for SASCOC as an organisation but with this positive step of finalising the Constitution, we are looking forward to improve our governance.

Some of the outcomes were: the inclusion of independent board members, having an equal gender split in the board and approval of SASCOC Board early elections.

Mr Hendricks concluded the meeting by congratulating the membership for having a democratic and constructive meeting to amend the Constitution.

SASCOC will hold early Board elections on 28 March 2020.

 


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