SARU has pledged its coaches to help develop sports at school level after the former ANCYL leader whines about school sports.
Our esteemed sports minister, having used his classically twisted special ANCYL trained reasoning to somehow blame apartheid for the current state of sports in schools and then insisting that sports codes should “do something about it” has elicited a positive response from just one rugby code… that’s right… rugby.
Mbalula wants to use schools to “transform sport”… so SARU has said it will help and even “audit” school rugby for the minister to help him.
Hoskins has said the problem is provincial where too few black players are selected.
I have said this before and i will repeat it as a parent with kids at school. Transformation is not the problem. Most of the schools desperately want to implement a transformation policy BUT that is extremely difficult to do when the Department of Education has effectively cut funding to former white schools. The school my kids attend receives 3% of its annual budget from government and the rest from the parents. Sports? Don’t make me laugh… there is no support whatsoever from government… nothing at all. It ALL comes from the parents who offer up their time and more especially actually fund the damn school sports.
I understand from black friends that this does not work the same in townships. There they simply don’t do sports. I’ve seen this with community social responsibility projects in our school. There is about 10% black kids in our school. I saw no black parents at the social responsibility organization’s volunteer evenings. And none in the sports volunteers evenings either. Can we transform? Yes of course but why should it be made the responsibility of parents who are doing the work at personal cost to themselves? And why should we neglect our own willing children to help kids whose parents do not contribute…
If government wants transformation at school level… how about some money to finance that… to quote a famous racist… screw your sense of entitlement…