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State of Basketball in South Africa

By on July 22, 2012 in News

“Some say the latest move around BSA is politically motivated (looking at the interim board with old PBL faces and SAFA executives it makes you wonder), some say that it is the usual cull that happens after a few years of one board being in charge; please read the article below and make your own conclusions. “

9 July 2012

From the office of the CEO:

To: SASCOC Members

Provincial Affiliates of Basketball South Africa

Sport and Recreation South Africa

Provincial Departments of Sport and Recreation

Provincial Sports Councils

Dear Colleagues, 

RE: State of Basketball in South Africa

Mr Mubarak Mahomed and his Transformation, Ethics and Dispute Resolution Commission had interaction with the executive of Basketball South Africa and in so doing uncovered various issues in the federation around lack of governance and issues of reckless spending to the extent that the federation is technically bankrupt. The commission made recommendation to the SASCOC Board and the SASCOC Board resolved that the matter be referred to the Transformation, Ethics and Dispute Resolution Commission Chaired by Mr Mubarak Mahomed for investigation.

The Commission met on 09 June 2012 with the BSA Executive represented by:

  1. 1.      Malesela Maleka :  President
  2. 2.      Zanele Ngwenya :  Treasurer
  3. 3.      Tsepo Nyewe :  Administrator
  4. 4.      Dumisani Tuka :  Board Members
  5. 5.      Willie Riechert :  Representative

Please be advised therefore that there is a steering committee comprising of:

  1. 1.      Mr Albert Mokoena-PBL
  2. 2.      Mr Mmeli Magubane Gauteng
  3. 3.      Mrs Lungile Mposula- KZN
  4. 4.      Mr Graham Abrahams,
  5. 5.      Mr Raymond Hack
  6. 6.      Ms Patience Shikwambana

The Committee is given six months to function and below are the proposed

Terms of Reference: 

1. Take measures to restore the functionality of the federation including a review of provinces and affiliates status with the federation.

2. Coordinate and manage programs and projects of BSA

3. Assess the financial state of BSA

4. Engage various funders of BSA that requires explanation and understanding of the usage of funds allocated.

5. Convene in the next three months a meeting with BSA structures to give an update and propose a way forward.

6. Convene a proper AGM/ Special GM for Basketball as per the Constitution before March 2013.

SASCOC will provide administrative support to the steering committee for optimal functioning and ensure that this matter receives urgent attention.

In the meantime, please be advised that the individuals who were removed from the Basketball South Africa leadership at National level is not allowed to represent any of the provincial/regional/district/club structures in Basketball as well as any other member of SASCOC until such time this process is complete and all of them are absolved in terms of their fiduciary duties.

The individuals therefore are listed as follows:

1. Mr Malesela Maleka President

2. Dr Malumbete Ralete First Vice President

3. Mr Zanele Ngwenya Treasurer

4. Mr Makgatho Machaba Board Member/Schools

5. Mr Mosotho Kgaka Board Member

6. Mr Dumisani Tuka Board Member

7. Mr Melford Planga Board Member

8. Mr Frans Mamabolo USSA Rep

9. Mr Richard Ndindwa WBSA Rep


With kind regards


Tubby Reddy


Cc. Dr Sam Ramsamy – IOC Executive Board Member

Mr Gideon Sam – SASCOC President

SASCOC Board Members

Honorable Minister Mbalula – Minister of Sport and Recreation

Mr Max Fuzani – Adviser to the Minister

Mr Alec Moemi – Director General – Sport and Recreation

Mr Yvan Mainini – President of FIBA

Mr Borislav Stankovic – Secretary General FIBA

Basketball South Africa July 2012 (doc)

State of Basketball in South Africa June 2012 (doc)


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  1. Jayson says:

    Honestly this is not good. Especially when there are “old faces” involved. I sincerely hope basketball can get back on the map soon. But it just seems that it still has a long way to go.

    Thank you so much Victor for raising awareness on many basketball related matters in South Africa. Where are you based now?