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Banyana change game as commitment is made to equal pay: 'We've been waiting decades'

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President Cyril Ramaphosa greets Banyana Banyana captain Refiloe Jane (Gallo)
President Cyril Ramaphosa greets Banyana Banyana captain Refiloe Jane (Gallo)

Banyana Banyana's success at the Women's African Cup of Nations (Wafcon) in Morocco last week has finally given life to the debate about equal pay in women's sport.

With President Cyril Ramaphosa making it clear at the Union Buildings on Wednesday unequal pay in women's sports is unacceptable, the gauntlet has been thrown to Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa who himself made a clarion call for equal pay across genders on Tuesday.

Banyana do have the roll of honour to justify why they deserve to compete on equal financial terms with the men's team that hasn't qualified for a World Cup directly since 2002.  

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