I am involved in a Sports Federation in the SASCOC fold.
It took many years of bitter squabbling to force the federation to become inclusive and adopt a democratic constitution. This after pressure from SASCOC SRSA and the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Sport.
Whereas all thought that the problems had thus been solved a new challenge reared its head. What a democratic constitution was supposed to achieve it did not, as the federation politics still kept inefficiency and incompetence in power. No structures in the federation made provision for the removal of these elements within an acceptable timeframe.
The New Sports Act does make provision for conflict resolution but that route is laborious and time consuming a bit of a 'monster'
The question is:
Would the adoption of Corporate Governance in terms of the King 3 code and conversion to a Section 21 Company be the only avenue?
The federation can afford the costs involved.
Once again the challenge is to have a mechanism in place to rectify and fire incompetent and inefficient office bearers as fast as is legally possible.An Accountable Federation
It would be appreciated if those forum members who have experience or opinions on this issue participate.