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Wednesday November 16, 2011

South Africa’s Olympic governing body SASCOC announced on Wednesday that two of its National Federations had been placed under administration with immediate effect.

The two National Federations are those of Karate SA and Powerboat SA and the reason in both instances for their being placed under administration was due to poor organisational governance.

In the matter of karate SASCOC board member Mr James Letuka has been appointed as administrator of the sport and shall report directly back to SASCOC CEO on all matters affecting Karate SA.

Mr Letuka’s terms of reference will be the following:
1. That he shall convene all meetings of Karate SA.
2. That he will re-structure the organisation to form a single Karate SA, i.e, incorporating all disciplines and/or dissident groups.
3. That he will ensure that the athletes do not suffer.
4. A forensic audit will be concluded in consultation with SASCOC into the finances of Karate SA and all person/persons who have had access to Karate SA’s finances and who utilised the same for competition etc.

In the matter relating to Powerboat SA, SASCOC board member Mr Kobus Marais has been appointed as administrator of this code and will also report directly back to SASCOC CEO on all matters affecting Powerboat SA and its affiliates.

Mr Marais will work according to the following terms of reference:
1. That he shall convene all meetings of Powerboat SA, the South African Pleasure Boat Association, the Junior Powerboat Racing Association, the South African Inflatable Boat Association, the F1 Association and the SA Jet Ski Association.
2. He will structure all the above-mentioned disciplines to comply with SASCOC’s requirements, including the calling and conducting of Annual General Meetings.
3. He will ensure that all scheduled events take place and are fully compliant.
4. Furthermore a forensic audit will be conducted into the finances of the above six associations in consultation with the offices of SASCOC.

SASCOC Chief Executive Officer Mr Tubby Reddy said: “SASCOC remains firmly committed to ensuring that all bodies under its jurisdiction are run in a professional and business-like fashion and will not hesitate to take whatever means of action are necessary to ensure that this is always the case.”

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