Where one gains another loses, it’s the zero sum game, and in such cases it’s usually the majority.
Alleged corrupt activities are prevalent in all formats, be it business or sport. But what’s the real impact if money is flowing up illegally, rather than its expected route to grass roots? Government, in particular sports minister Fikile Mbalula, has come out attacking sporting codes for a lack of transformation, going as far as banning the right to host international events the four of the big codes.
It goes back to the age old problem of accountability, and the lack thereof. Transformation doesn’t begin at the highest level, it starts at grass roots, but who’s really responsible for development? And when money flows up, it’s only transformation that suffers.