Ramsamy announces long-awaited Sascoc SGM‚ paving way for elections

Sam Ramsamy during the Farewell Dinner for Team SA to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Southern Sun Hotel on March 26, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Sam Ramsamy during the Farewell Dinner for Team SA to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Southern Sun Hotel on March 26, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Image: Wessel Oosthuizen/Gallo Images

The long-awaited SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) special general meeting — which will pave the way for the delayed election — will be held on a virtual platform on September 19.

Sam Ramsamy‚ who was appointed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to facilitate the poll as soon as possible‚ made the announcement in a communique to the sports bodies that comprise Sascoc.

Agenda items include accepting constitutional amendments and setting a date for the election itself.

Members are allowed to propose additions to the agenda “relevant to the roadmap [to the elections]” by September 5.

The Sascoc board has been at odds with many of the federations in the past few months‚ previously dismissing a call for a vote of no confidence.

The election was initially planned for March 28‚ but was postponed amid lockdown restrictions to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

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