Saturday, 9 June 2012– James Evans was re-elected as President of Athletics South Africa at the quadrennial elections held at the Garden Court OR Tambo with Hendrick Ramaala winning the race for the Vice President.
James Evans and Harold Adams were the only two candidates standing for the position of President as Hendrick Ramaala, Motlatsi Keikabile and Aleck Skhosana withdrew before voting commenced. Evans received 33 votes withAdamssecond, receiving 24 of the votes.
“It is pleasing to see that the current board was on the right track and members are voting for continuity,” said Evans shortly after being re-elected.
With a total of 31 votes, Hendrick Ramaala was elected as the Vice President of Athletics South Africa against the 26 of Geraldine Pillay. Harold Adams, Motlatsi Keikabile and Aleck Skhosana withdrew their nominations, leaving the race between Pillay and Ramaala.
Provinces had 2 votes each; the 7 associate members, the members of the 4 commission (track and field, road running, cross country, athletes) and the board members each one vote. Voting took place by means of ballot under supervision of SASCOC.
The full Board is:
President: James Evans
Vice President Hendrick Ramaala
Athletes Commission: Geraldine Pillay
Cross Country Chair: Andre Gobey
Road Running Chair: James Moili
Track and Field: Pieter Laurens
Additional Board Members
Shireen Noble 46 (ASWD)
Ester Malema 32 votes
Blanch Moila 19
Marvin Draai 19
Vice Chair: Ruben Ramolefi
Cross Country Commission
Vice Chair: Jantje Theletsane
Road Running Commission:
Vice Chair: Aleck Skhosana
Moses Gericke (ASWD)
Hilde Du Plessis
Track and Field Commission:
Vice Chair: Kobus Steyn