AfriForum threatens to take Netball SA to Court over racial quotas

AfriForum threatens to take Netball SA to Court over racial quotas

- AfriForum has threatened to take Netball SA to quote

- This comes as the lobby group claims that white schoolgirls have been excluded from Gautng teams due to racial quotas

- AfriForum has sent Netball SA and official complaint to this effect

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AfriForum has said that it will take Netball SA to court if it continues to use racial quoatas in selecting the Gauteng U12 to U18 teams.

The Afrikaans lobby group has threatened to take the netball body to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

AfriForum executive Kallie Kriel claims that 56 white girls were excluded from these teams due to their race.

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Kriel claims that Netball SA's score sheets proved that racial quotas were the reason for the girls' exclusion.

Consequently, AfriForum has sent official complaints to Netball SA as well as two other netball bodies, according to Times Live. 

AfriForum has given Netball SA two weeks in which to reply to the complaints. Thereafter, the organisation says it will report Netball SA to the International Netball Federation (INF).

According to Kriel, the INF's rules prohibit prohibit any form of racial discrimination in the selection of teams.

Kriel said that the exclusion of white players from these teams because of their race was an assault to their dignity. In addition, he said that the racial quota system was unfair to black atheletes who qualified purely on merit

"The racial quota system brand them unfairly with the quota label," Kriel claimed.

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Netball SA does not appear to have pulbicly responded yet to AfriForum's letter, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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