BASKETBALL South Africa are gatvol with the Department of Sport and Recreation for frustrating the new leadership elected to transform the sport.
They put the blame squarely on chief director Allison Burchell, whom BSA president Malesela Maleka accused of running the department like her own private golf club.
"She has become a stumbling block who is bent on frustrating BSA as the new leadership that has been elected democratically to revive basketball in South Africa.
"Allison has been sending us from pillar to post with the administrative grant that we have to get from government, we are now treated like step- children of South Africa."
Maleka also accused Burchell of "stopping the work we are doing with mass participation unit of the government in our efforts to make basketball accessible to all South Africans".
"This is despite the fact that we have met the minister (Makhenkesi Stofile), who pledged to support our programme of reviving basketball. Our women's national team has qualified for the African Championships for the first time ever, the men's team did not qualify but we were invited by organisers to participate.
"The boys Under-16 are through to the continental championships, which is a hell of a great achievement for the new leadership within a short space of time. The problem is that we have not received a single cent from government."
Burchell, who refused to comment, referred all media enquiries to communications manager Manase Makwela.
"The insinuations that she is derailing the process are disturbing," said Makwela.
"Mr Maleka has access to the department and should easily be able to report his concerns to the Director-General. We fully support BSA in its revival process, and we equally also support the practicing of the principles of good governance."