Evans re-elected president of Athletics South Africa

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

USSA Representative:

Mlungisi Mnyengeza

Athletes Commission:

Vice Chair: Ruben Ramolefi

Sunette Viljoen

Tebogo Masetla

Gert Thys

Cross Country Commission

Vice Chair: Jantje Theletsane

Thabile Gqokoda

Norma Nonkonyana

Adam Motlagale

Road Running Commission:

Vice Chair: Aleck Skhosana

Colleen McNally

Moses Gericke (ASWD)

Hilde Du Plessis

Track and Field Commission: 

Vice Chair: Kobus Steyn

Magda Botha

Maggie Dicks

Sabata Khumalo

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