Question NW3832 to the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

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22 December 2023 - NW3832

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Joseph, Mr D to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1).What are the reasons that the South African Boxing Act, Act 11 of 2001 and the rules and regulations are only applicable to some licensees, but no action is taken in cases where promoters fail to pay in purse monies within the specified time (details furnished); (2). what (a) measures has he put in place to ensure that the sport does not continue to be run in this manner and (b) are the detailed reasons why the entire Board of Boxing South Africa (BSA) should not be immediately suspended; (3). whether he intends to initiate a full commission of enquiry into the administration of BSA; if not, what is the position in each case; if so, what are the full relevant details?


Boxing South Africa has responded as follows to this question:

(1). Most promoters owe Boxing South Africa due to the income declarations that are made after tournaments through affidavits in terms of the Boxing Regulations. The Board resolved to establish a sub-committee that looks at the tournament applications of each promoter and each promoter that is owing Boxing South Africa appears before the committee to commit to some arrangement in terms of which the debt can be settled and once this arrangement is in place the promoter is then allowed to stage tournaments subject to payment arrangements as approved by this committee. All promoters who owe Boxing South Africa are subject to this arrangement.

(2)(a). No formal process with supporting evidence has been submitted to the Minister that warrants the Minister’s action within the ambit of his responsibilities within the legislative framework.

(3). The suspension of a board is based on the formal submission to the Minister of substantive reasons to display any misdemeanors. There has been no process to inform the Ministers decision to suspend the Board or initiate a full commission of enquiry into the administration of BSA.


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