Episode
April 16, 2014

Talent v race in sports

Would race-based quotas improve the racial transformation of South Africa’s sports teams?
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In sports, what matters most? Racial balance or talent? South Africa’s Sports Minister, Fikile Mbalula, says his country’s teams must now field 60 per cent black players or be banned from competition. His decision came after an independent report concluded slow progress in the racial transformation of South Africa’s sports teams. Will race-based quotas lead to the development of new players? Join our conversation at 19:30 GMT.

In this episode, we speak to:

Fikile Mbalula
Minister of Sport and Recreation, South Africa
srsa.gov.za 

Clive Rice
Former captain of South Africa Cricket Team
cliverice.co.za 

Kallie Kriel @afriforum 
CEO, AfriForum
afriforum.co.za 

Somadoda Fikeni
Chairman, Eminent Persons Group on Sports Transformation

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