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CricketSABusinessLive reports that Cricket SA (CSA) has clarified comments attributed to acting CEO Kugandrie Govender that the organisation planned to hire only black consultants in an attempt to speed up transformation.  

After a meeting with the department of sport last week‚ Govender reportedly said in an interview that CSA intended to take that direction to address transformation.  The reported decision had a mixed reception.  The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) and AfriForum each reacted with threats of legal action, which might become unnecessary in the light of CSA’s statement clarifying its stance.  The organisation said on Tuesday that it had not taken and would not take a decision to “work exclusively with black consultants.”  It went further to add:  “Transformation has always been one of the five pillars on which Cricket SA is built.  The media reports around the statements made by our acting CEO are not a correct reflection of the sentiment Cricket SA had sought to convey.  Cricket SA therefore reiterates that it does not have a policy of excluding any racial grouping in favour of the other.”

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Tiisetso Malepa at BusinessLive

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