Boxing SA allocate R19 million budget for 2024/2025 fiscal

Boxing SA allocate R19 million budget for 2024/2025 fiscal

Boxing South Africa have mapped the way forward for the 2024/25 fiscal, with a budget of R19 million allocated for all its duties in the coming year.

Shortly after the appointment of the new board, prior to Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture Zizi Kodwa’s resignation, plans are afoot to get the ball rolling for the boxing motherbody to improve its functioning.

With BSA still receiving its funding solely from the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, acting CEO Mandla Ntlanganiso shares how they will go about their business.

"The annual allocation for Boxing SA for the year 2024/25 ranges around R19 million, and that's what we have currently," Ntlanganiso told the media.

"That will have to cover boxing development, COE [Centre of Excellence], and any other activities that BSA might do, so that's the actual amount that we have been allocated by the national Department [of Sports, Arts, and Culture]."

One of the biggest challenges at BSA has been the instability in their administration, and the newly-appointed board has identified the appointment of a permanent CEO as a top priority, says board member Nande Mheshe.

"We've noted the issue in respect of the instability within the organisation, and part of our role as the board would be to bring back the stability within the organisation," added Mheshe.

"So one of the items on our agenda is to prioritise, and actually finalise the advert for the positions of the CEO and CFO, as well as the board secretariat because we have identified those key positions.

"However, there are other vacancies, but for us to finalise today, we need to finalise those adverts, in order for us to actually bring back the stability that has been lacking in the organisation."

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