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earningsANA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has demanded equal remuneration between male and female national soccer teams.  

The union congratulated Banyana Banyana for their historic victory last week against Mali, which saw them qualify for the Women’s Football World Cup to be held in France next year.  In a statement issued on Thursday by Ruth Ntlokotse, Numsa’s 2nd deputy president, the union said:  “We salute these comrades for their passion and dedication to the sport.  They fill us with pride, and reinforce our belief that women are equal to men and are capable of excelling in all spheres, including sports which are traditionally male dominated.  And this is why we support calls for Banyana Banyana to receive the same kind of remuneration, perks, benefits and sponsorship monies as their male counterparts, Bafana Bafana.”  Ntlokotse went on to state:  “This is an opportunity for Safa and the entire football fraternity to demonstrate commitment to genuine transformation in sports.  We are calling on them, as well as other sporting bodies, to give Women’s sports the same level of focused attention as Men’s sports and to actively create opportunities for women to develop in these arenas.”

  • Read the full original report in this regard at The Citizen
  • Read too, Banyana ‘slave’ wages in spotlight; Safa calls for help, on page 1 of The Star of 30 November 2018

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