Reitumetse Makwea
Digital Intern
2 minute read
23 Apr 2021
5:30 am

Athletes fight child abuse in sports with new initiative

Reitumetse Makwea

According to child rights organisation advocacy manager Luke Lamprecht, it takes less than two days to get a criminal background check when someone is applying to be a coach.

Former Banyana Banyana defender Simphiwe Dludlu at the launch of the Athletes Against Child Abuse initiative in Sandton yesterday. INSET: Springbok rugby player Babalwa Latsha. Pictures: Nigel Sibanda

  Women and Men against Child Abuse (WMACA) yesterday launched the athletes against child abuse initiative which created awareness and education in safeguarding children in the sports environment. WMACA founder Miranda Jordan said the initiative aimed at addressing abuse in sports but also holding people who harm children through sport accountable. Jordan urged the government to make the national registrar for sex offenders’ public and said it would help prevent previous sexual offenders from working with children in the future. ALSO READ: Ex-Bryanston high coach accused of sexual assault pleads not guilty in court She also said the registrar must...