The local skateboarding fraternity is calling on the Minister of Sport and Recreation, Fikile Mbalula, to acknowledge those sporting disciplines that have embraced transformation.
Mbalula threatened to withdraw funding from the country's major sports bodies, including Athletics SA, Cricket SA, Rugby SA and Netball SA and stated that they would lose their rights to host international tournaments if they failed to comply with the transformation agenda.
Tim McFerran, president of the World Skateboarding Federation, a global governing body for skateboarding, points out that skateboarding is one of a few all-inclusive sports in this country and is well ahead of the transformation game.
News24 Live spoke to Tim, while also visiting a local skate park to get a sense of the skating culture in South Africa. Watch.