SA Rugby has achieved its transformation targets in the latest report of the Eminent Persons Group on Transformation in Sport (EPG).
In a statement released on Tuesday, SA Rugby announced that the governing body had achieved 60% of the targets agreed with the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa, the South African Sports Confederation and the Olympic Committee. The EPG sets a minimum target of 50% achievement as the measure of successful compliance.
‘Rugby is continuing to succeed in the transformation process and we’re pleased with the outcomes of the EPG report,’ SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux commented.
‘We maintained a 60% achievement from the previous year against the background of rising targets. We are now in the final year of our original Strategic Transformation Plan (STP), and we have made considerable strides in the past four years. We expect that progress to continue in 2019.’
Roux said that SA Rugby was in the process of putting the finishing touches to a successor transformation development plan to take the organisation to the end of 2030.
‘We have felt the benefits as a sport and a business of prioritising transformation,’ he explained.
‘A few years ago we were barred from bidding for mega-events because of our transformation performance, but those days are long behind us. The sentiment around the Springboks and rugby has undergone its own transformation in recent years.’
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