Ngconde Balfour is calling the shots again

2011-08-27 08:26

Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula announced today that Ngconde Balfour is the new chairperson of Boxing South Africa (BSA).
Balfour will take over from Dr Peter Ngatane whose term expires on Thursday. Ngatane survived the axe and rebounds as one of the seven board members.

Other members are Dumile Mateza, Mudintambi Ravele (known as Ntambi in sports circles) Thabani Khumalo, Mandla Ntlanganiso and Nontsantsa Lebaka.

Mbalula made the announcement at a promptly organised Press Conference that was called soon after City Press had approached the miniser for comment on the list which we had received from an impeccable source on Friday.

Asked why he had called the gathering, Mbalula said: "I will be honest and tell you that its because the story was going to be on the first page of City Press tomorrow (Sunday)".
He said je was shocked when we approached him with an accurate list of names.

Nngconde Mathemba Bryce Balfour was born in Alice, Eastern Cape, on August 23 1952, and was the Minister of Sports and Recreation from 1999-2004.

He later served as Minister of Correctional Services 2004-2008.

He has a degree in sports and recreation from the University of Fort Hare.

Balfour was a member of the interministerial commission on the 2010 soccer World Cup Bid.

He replaces Ngatane, a gynaecologist, who has been at the helm since 2008.

Mateza is an SABC TV boxing analyst and former BSA acting CEO while Sidinile served in the current board.

Ravele, an old hand in sports, is currently the chairperson and founder of the South African Women and Sport Foundation.

She is a former Netball South Africa president and worked at the Premier Soccer League as marketing manager.

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