The Zulman Inquiry into alleged maladministration of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) has already heard two days of damning allegations. The inquiry has the potential to be game changing, but in its infancy, it’s missing the mark on transparency. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
The public hearing into Sascoc’s alleged mismanagement got off to a fiery start on Monday with former Athletics South Africa board member, Laraine Lane, testifying that Caster Semenya did not sign any informed consent prior to invasive testing ahead of the 2009 World Championships in Berlin. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
For years, the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) has been lolling about, maladministering willy-nilly, not even caring that the some of the best athletes in the world are embarrassed by ninja-turtle tracksuits at the Olympics. Public hearings into several allegations are due to begin this week. This is what you need to know. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
A leaked letter from Allister Coetzee to South African Rugby Union (SARU) CEO Jurie Roux indicates that the embattled coach will be fired before anyone can say “TMO”. But it’s another reminder that SARU couldn’t run a bath... and not because its headquarters are in Cape Town. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
Caster Semenya embodies all the values “good” South Africans strive for. Full of grace, successful in all her pursuits and a fine example of what a good human being should be. Semenya is Daily Maverick Sports Person of the Year. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
The South African Sevens team got their title-defence off to the perfect start, beating New Zealand 24-12 in the Dubai Sevens final over the weekend. It’s a long slog to the final – with the Commonwealth Games scattered in between – but this team is already building on their legacy. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.