Original publish date – Mon, 28 Jun 2010 08:06:41 +0000, Keith

After watching the Germany/England match with its atrocious refereeing, I have to take back what I said about SANAS. I asked tongue-in-cheek if SANAS accredited FIFA referees. However SANAS are not as bad as the referee, or as bad as FIFA that refuses to investigate or overrule any referee decision. I think the result – Germany winning – was the right outcome as in my opinion Germany were the better team, but referee mistakes leave a bitter taste in the mouth.

I have never been a soccer fan – I personally enjoy watching rugby more, but I fully support the World Cup in South Africa. However the matches, and the irritating prima donna players and poor refereeing, and very aggressive FIFA attitude has not succeeded in converting me to a die-hard soccer fan. After the World Cup is over I’m not going to be a follower of Ronaldo, Messi, etc

The analogy to B-BBEE is right here: Just as I think that FIFA should do everything in its power to bring soccer to the people, and get even more support, the same goes with government, dti and B-BBEE. We need to do everything in our power to show the benefits of BEE and encourage everyone to be as positive about BEE as possible. We should give support to those organisations trying to become compliant. Government should lead the way by encouraging/rewarding companies rather than making life even more difficult for them. And yes, SANAS, or the new accreditation agency appointed to replace SANAS must do a better job.