Johannesburg - Trade union Solidarity on Wednesday, said that the implementation of quotas in sport would cause exclusion of good players based on their race and that the government needed to allow sports federations' to deal with sports issues.
"We have enough talent in South Africa that the best are chosen so the merit alone will not hamper the development of sports in South Africa," deputy CEO of Solidarity Werner Human said.
The Sports and Recreation Department made an application at the Labour Court in Johannesburg opposing Solidarity's court action in support of transformation in sport.
"Sports must be de-politicised, what we've seen in the past few years is a stronger presence of ministers and the state departments in the affairs of sport. The effect is that the federations and other sporting bodies have become more silent. This should be reversed. The federations should come up with a plan to take sports further," Human said.
The 2011 Sport Indaba concluded that an independent verification agency was critical to the veracity of the true measure and pace of change and further resolved that there was a need to monitor and evaluate the implementation of the Transformation Charter.