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2015 Budget Vote 40: Sport and Recreation – address by Mr ML Filtane, MP

Honourable Chairperson, Minister and Members The United Democratic Movement supports budget vote 40. • Sports and partisan politics have always been uncomfortable with each other in South Africa since the old days of Peter Hein in apartheid times. • A careful balancing act has to be found by either party in order for equilibrium to be struck. Between the two there are gladiators, spectators, administrators and sponsors (either potential or actual) because each party is [...]

2016-10-28T21:38:22+00:00 May 21st, 2015|Speeches, Sport and Recreation|Comments Off on 2015 Budget Vote 40: Sport and Recreation – address by Mr ML Filtane, MP

Sport and politics cannot go together

On behalf of the United Democratic Movement, I wish to congratulate Dr Danny Jordaan for his appointment as Mayor of the Nelson Mandela Metro, Port Elizabeth. He is a well-known figure especially in the soccer fraternity and has achieved a lot in his life including being the President of South African Football Association, serving in FIFA and other Committees in Sport. However, as much as we don’t have anything against him, since this is a [...]

2016-10-28T21:17:48+00:00 May 20th, 2015|2015 Archive, Media statements: UDM, Sport and Recreation|Comments Off on Sport and politics cannot go together