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Ravele takes BSA's ultimate title

By Bongani Magasela | Aug 23, 2013 | COMMENTS [ 6 ]

TOP sports administrator Ntambi Ravele is the new boss of Boxing South Africa.

Ravele became BSA's first ever female chairperson in the organisation's 12-year history after she was appointed in an acting capacity by Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula yesterday.

The well-travelled administrator's ascension to the highest seat in SA boxing could not have been better scripted as it came during Women's Month.

Ravele takes over the seat that was vacated by Ngconde Balfour, who quit early this month after insisting that he had achieved all the goals he set for himself after being appointed by Mbalula on September 2011.

The Limpopo-born Ravele - whose long list of achievements includes working as Premier Soccer League general marketing manager and as president of the Confederation of African Netball Association - was modest about the latest addition to her milestones yesterday.

''It is just the continuation of what we have been doing," she said. ''I want to pay tribute to the minister for showing faith in my abilities. This is not definitely about me, but a team that will make sure that boxing goes back to its glory days."

Ravele has always been a member of the board and was first appointed by Mbalula alongside Balfour, Peter Ngatane, Nonsansa Lebaka, Mandla Nhlanganiso, Dumile Mateza and Thabani Khumalo in 2011. Khumalo and Mateza resigned in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

Her appointment comes at a time when the board is left with four members - herself, Ngatane, Lebaka and Nhlanganiso.

There had been a complaint from stakeholders that effectively, the board had three members as Lebaka had not come back since she reported sick a while ago.

Regarding the two vacant positions left by Khumalo and Mateza, Mbalula said stakeholders must nominate people they deem fit to serve on the board.


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Aug 23, 2013 7:20 | 0 replies

Ndaa Makhadzi, congratulation for your new role. That's very good for women and all the best, I know you can do it.

Aug 23, 2013 8:58 | 0 replies

What a deserving candidate....very dedicated and intelligent lady...
Ri di hudza ngavho makhadzi

Aug 23, 2013 9:2 | 0 replies

While i have respect for certain women and their abilities, BSA job is not your mundane type of thing that you can look forward to everyday. There has been a couple of "cabable" candidates in that hot seat and they left before we noticed they were there.

Ntambi has proven credentials in Netball or maybe other sporting codes as well; but with BSA, i think she may be puching just above her weight.

Firstly the BSA must acknowledge that they have a problem, and what nature of problem is that. The revolving door or hring and hiring with no clear direction that the Association is headed, makes the whole attempt of never-ending appointments another futile exercise. Where is the boxing indaba? What happened to the SABC/BSA broadcast contract Ngconde Balfour promised to resolve? This is a sham to boxing loving fratenity.

Aug 23, 2013 11:34 | 0 replies

Belfour wasn't going to work with Mr. Fix it! he doesn't like afro, Mr. Fix it!

Aug 23, 2013 1:12 | 0 replies

Congratulations Madam

Can you please do me a favour I always see these BaVhenda boys fighting on bare fist , is there any solution to build a proper facilities for these boys in order to identify more Dingaan Thobelas,Baby Jakes etc.

I will appreciate your immediate reactions


Aug 23, 2013 2:16 | 0 replies