CASTER Semenya's return to competition should be announced in less than a month, Minister of Sport Makhenkesi Stofile said yesterday.
Last September, Stofile declared a "third world war" if Semenya was barred from competing after leaked media reports that the 800m world champion was a hermaphrodite.
"The third world war that we declared has been won. There has been a war for the last five months and we won 99 percent of the issues," he said.
"The last one, which I have no doubt will be won in the next three weeks, is the announcement that Caster goes back to the track. Scientists in SA and abroad agree on what should be done and they will make an announcement in due course."
Semenya has said she will return to competitive athletics in June, after the IAAF releases her gender test results.
"I reiterate that based on medical and legal advice, there are no impediments to me racing in female athletics competitions," she said last month.
The IAAF said shortly before her win in Berlin last year that she would have to undergo the tests. - Sapa-AFP