Minister of Sport and Recreation Thokozile Xasa on Thursday hosted the second leg of a consultative roadshow on Women and Sport Policy in Polokwane.

The Polokwane meeting follows the one in Mthatha last week.

Stakeholders in attendance included Limpopo MEC for Sport Arts and Culture Thandi Moraka, Netball South Africa President Cecilia Molokwane, federations, athletes including Banyana Banyana legend Noko Matlou.

Some of the issues raised to be considered for the policy were leadership, harassment and access.

Xasa says it is easier to communicate with all stakeholders under one roof.

The minister says she is looking at a policy that will also speak to media coverage of women’s sport and issues of sponsorship for female athletes, getting into the mainstream transformation agenda.

Xasa is expected to release the sixth Eminent Persons Group (EPG) report next week Tuesday.

She says some of the inputs from the consultative roadshows will be part of the report.

Xasa says she has been happy with the contributions from the road shows, adding she has discovered there are a lot of gatekeepers.

The minister also added her voice to concerns of the “butchering” of the national anthem.

This comes as social media platforms are buzzing with the criticism of singer Kurt Darren who rambled through the Sotho part of the anthem before a Varsity rugby match.

Xasa says this is angering adding that it is time for South Africans to learn their lesson in choosing who leads the anthem.

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