BSA board reshuffle

Bongani Magasela

Bongani Magasela

Peter Malefetsane Ngatane was yesterday appointed as chairman of the board of Boxing SA.

The other members are Sakhiwo Sodo and Mxolisi Tsika from Eastern Cape, Archie Jonas from Free State, Joyce Vulani Baloyi from Limpopo and Claude Bassuday from KwaZulu-Natal.

They replaced the old committee that was chaired by Dali Mpofu. Ngatane and Sodo were part of that board.

Ngatane has been serving boxing for years, with monumental experience as an administrator. He is also a member of the World Boxing Council's board of governors in Africa.

Sports Minister Makhenkesi Stofile, who appointed the board, thanked Mpofu and company for their contribution in stabilising the financial management of Boxing SA.

He said Baloyi, who is an advocate, had the legal expertise required by the law, adding that Bassuday had extensive experience in boxing.

"He is a former commissioner for the Boxing Commission. He is experienced and skilled in boxing and management," he said in a statement.

Jonas is a former member of the board. He too has massive experience as a boxing administrator.

Sodo has experience as a boxer as well as massive experience in sport administration, especially boxing. He also served in the executive committee of Sanabo.

Tsika is a newcomer. He is said to have a wealth of experience in management and strong leadership skills in transformation.

The seventh slot will be filled by a head-hunted woman to address gender issues, said Stofile.

"The board has a good geographical spread of the country with six provinces [represented]. All Other applicants were all good but a choice of eight members out of 20 nominations had to be made.

"Three were over the age of 55, and it is our belief that future of boxing depends on a changed or transformed way of doing sport. For this reason, younger board members are preferable."