The Minister of Sports and Recreation, Fikile Mbalula announced his decision to withdraw the rights to bid and host international tournaments by Rugby SA, Netball SA, Athletics SA, Cricket SA and Netball SA. This in response to the 2014/2015 Eminent Persons Group (EPG) Report on the status of transformation in Sports.
The 136-page EPG Report contains information on the Multi-Dimensional Transformation Strategic Framework and provides information on the level of achievement of the Transformation Charter. The Minister took this decision as the Sporting bodies had continually failed to meet their transformation targets. The sanction will be in place for a year and be will be taken on review in the next reporting period.