PODCAST: Minister of Sports Zizi Kodwa tells Robert Marawa: ‘Transformation in 2023 must not be negotiable’ 

The Minister of sport, Zizi Kodwa joined sports journalist Robert Marawa on MSW sports show studio to discuss his new agenda and how he plans to address issues such as transformation in South African sport. The newly appointed Minister of sport, arts and culture has placed the issue of transformation high on his to do list as he looks to hit the ground running in his new role.

Kodwa was appointed to the position earlier this week and takes over from Nathi Mthethwa, who faced a lot of criticism about the way that he ran the portfolio during his tenure.

Transformation in 2023 must not be negotiable. We negotiated transformation in rugby, but those times are gone, in the same way we shouldn’t be talking about equal pay for men and women, we shouldn’t be talking about transformation.

“Transformation must be enforced, its non-negotiable. We must use sport to build non racialism. Racism must not be tolerated in sport or in society as a whole and any act of racism must be punished. It needs to be a case of “hit one to teach others”. Access to sport must not be on the base of money or race.”

Sports development and infrastructure must be at the forefront. This portfolio is important because it brings special moments in South Africa. You have to meet with the people, the post is not for someone with heels and sit in the office.

“I’ve already hit the ground running. I’m meeting with SASCOC first and I have already been in contact with the big sporting codes.”

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