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ANC anti-racism submissions will be used to challenge sports quotas

The bodies have announced a comprehensive local & international plan to challenge imposed quotas in sport.

Picture: Cricket Australia.

PRETORIA- Rights organisations, AfriForum and Solidarity, have launched a campaign to challenge race-based quotas in sport and will rely on the African National Congress's (ANC) own anti-racism submissions to the Olympic Charter to do so.

The bodies announced a comprehensive local and international legal plan to challenge imposed quotas in sport.

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula announced last month that several sporting codes, including rugby and athletics, would be prevented from hosting international events for their failure to meet quota targets.

Solidarity's Dirk Hermann has referred to the Olympic Charter, which states that no discrimination is allowed against any country or person on the grounds of race, religion or political affiliation.

"This exact quote is not the quote of Solidarity and AfriForum, this is the stance of the ANC prepared for the United Nations in 1971, and we will use the exact same stance."

#SportQuotas Hermann: the Transformation Charter does not empower government to interfere in sport. BB



#SportQuotas Hermann: through political pressure and threats, the minister forced codes to accept "voluntary targets"… BB

He says sport quotas are unlawful.

"The Employment Equity Act is the only act that regulates affirmative action between employers and employees and this act prohibit quotas."