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Brett Gosper✔@brettgosper

The @qantaswallabies can take second place off @IrishRugby in @WorldRugby Rankings if they claim a 2-0 series lead this weekend. Either @Springboks or @EnglandRugby could climb to 3rd with a win...if @IrishRugby win. #WorldRugbyRankings

10:12 AM - Jun 15, 2018

Brett is the son of Kevan Gosper who has been a longtime IOC member and has milked that gravy train for all it is worth. 

 

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He's banking on all of us having short attentions spans.....and even shorter memories - wanker!!

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3 hours ago, taipan said:

Willemse announcement at 3 I hear

https://www.supersport.com/rugby/vodacom-super-rugby/news/180619_SuperSport_releases_the_report_of_the_Independent_Review

 

• That the conduct of Naas and Nick during the off-air conversation with Ashwin and during the live studio broadcast of the post-match commentary of the match “does not manifest naked racism and was not motivated by racist considerations”.

• Assisted by Prof Habib, Advocate Maleka SC also found that there was also no evidence of Naas or Nick exhibiting either intended or unintended subtle racism.

• The incident cannot be explained on the basis of the suggestion or suspicion that Ashwin was, for the most part, not present in the studio when the second half of the rugby match was televised.

• There are two factors which provide a reasonable explanation for the incident. The first is the (mistaken) technical assumption that there was enough time for all the analyst to express their pre-match analysis or commentary of the Lions/Brumbies rugby match. However, the switch to the live broadcast happened sooner than anticipated. Consequently, there was no time for Ashwin to express his views. The panel then agreed, off-air, that Ashwin would be given the first opportunity to speak after the game. The second is that it is reasonable to assume that Ashwin may have regarded the common stance adopted by Nick and Naas as patronising when they insisted that he should thereafter speak first.

 

 

 

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On 6/18/2018 at 8:55 AM, taipan said:

Any chance of Willemse apologizing?

As expected........... typical of the prevailing culture in SA right now -

Ashwin Willemse declined to take part in the investigation into his SuperSport studio walkout because he felt it was an attempt to plaster over what he believes to be a racist incident.

In a letter written by Willemse’s attorneys to Advocate Vincent Maleka – who was tasked to investigate the matter – the former Springbok wing is adamant that racism was the cause of the incident which saw him walk out of the studio during a live television broadcast. Willemse’s attorneys added in the letter that the “narrative perpetuated by SuperSport that there was no racism reinforces his view and infringed his human rights and dignity”.

In Maleka’s 50-page report into the matter, he states that Willemse “declined” to be interviewed and writes: “The essence of the reasons (given by Willemse) are that the incident was rooted in racism, and he informed the CEOs of his submission to that effect.”

Willemse was referring to the joint statement made by SuperSport CEO Gideon Khobane and MultiChoice CEO Calvo Mawela three days after the incident when – after spending two days discussing the May 19 events with Willemse, Mallett, Botha and others – they said there was no evidence of racism that could serve as the basis for Willemse’s walkout.

Maleka, however, conceded that ”this report is impoverished by the absence of Mr Willemse’s version of events. He is aggrieved by what happened on May 19, and considers racism to have inspired the conduct of his colleagues”.

Maleka quotes from a letter Mallett wrote to Scott Steward, an executive producer at SuperSport, in which Mallett says: “It would be great if Ashwin could be moved to the morning show where we don’t have to work together. “I think he talks garbage, we irritate the hell out of each other and the working environment is just unpleasant and tense. “I am very happy to work with Breyton (Paulse), Shimmy (Hanyani Shimange) or Bobs (Gcobani Bobo) instead as, unlike with Ashwin, I respect their hard work and rugby opinions.”

In the report of his findings, Maleka writes: “I should add that the legal representatives of Mr Willemse conceive the present review process as an attempt ‘to administer a balm (of some sort) to injuries inflicted upon Mr Willemse’s rights to dignity and not to be discriminated against based on the colour of his skin’.”

On Tuesday, though, SuperSport cleared Mallett and Botha of racism and backed them to continue in their roles as rugby analysts, but they also stated, in releasing the findings by Maleka, that they’d like to see Willemse return to work. “Naas and Nick will come back on air, and my intention is to reach out to Ashwin and have further engagements with him,” said Khobane.

“I still see a place for Ashwin at SuperSport, and would like to understand his viewpoint as to why he decided not to participate in this process. It is important that we don’t close the door on him, because he can still add value.”  Khobane said he would engage with Botha and Mallett on Wednesday to find out when they would be available to return to work. Botha, Mallett and Willemse were not available to comment on Tuesday evening.

Maleka said in his report that the conduct of Botha and Mallett during the off-air conversation with Willemse and during the live studio broadcast of the post-match commentary of the match “does not manifest naked racism and was not motivated by racist considerations”.

 

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22 minutes ago, J1M1 said:

Maleka quotes from a letter Mallett wrote to Scott Steward, an executive producer at SuperSport, in which Mallett says: “It would be great if Ashwin could be moved to the morning show where we don’t have to work together. “I think he talks garbage, we irritate the hell out of each other and the working environment is just unpleasant and tense. “I am very happy to work with Breyton (Paulse), Shimmy (Hanyani Shimange) or Bobs (Gcobani Bobo) instead as, unlike with Ashwin, I respect their hard work and rugby opinions.”

So, Mallett and I hold the exact same view of Willemse's opinions...

So, we are both guilty of "Mentalism"? (Discrimination based on cognitive impairment)

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30 minutes ago, Barnacle said:

So, Mallett and I hold the exact same view of Willemse's opinions...

So, we are both guilty of "Mentalism"? (Discrimination based on cognitive impairment)

Klop! and......as Taips says, where are all those big mouths who immediately played the race card? no trace of them or an apology imminent......Eusebius Mac Kaiser, Bongani Bingwa etc.........all had a LOT to say at the time.

This shit has to stop sometime!!!

Ek raak now regtig gatvol!!

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But wait....This prospective ANC minister is going to sue the shit out of all of them.:36_11_6:

Cape Town - Ashwin Willemse's legal team has confirmed they will be taking the SuperSport matter to South Africa's Equality Court.

 

It has been just over a month since Willemse walked off a live SuperSport broadcast, accusing fellow-analysts Nick Mallett and Naas Botha of 'patronising' him. 

The incident sparked a racial debate in South Africa, with Willemse having suggested at the time that Botha and Mallett were undermining him. 

On Tuesday, SuperSport released their findings of an independent review that found that there had been no racism involved. 

Willemse, although he did not attend any of the review dates, maintains that racism was at the core of what had transpired. 

According to SuperSport CEO Gideon Khobane, Willemse had opted not to take part in the review because he felt that it was not the right forum for the issue to be discussed. 

 

Now, we seem to have a clearer understanding of what forum Willemse would find appropriate. 

According to Jacaranda FM, Willemse legal team will be approaching the Equality Court and ask them to probe further into the review. 

The station spoke to Willemse's lawyer, Nqobizitha Mlilo, who referred to the independent review as a "fruitless exercise". 

Mlilo added that the SuperSport report was one-sided. 

"We believe the whole incident is rooted in racism. We are at an advanced stage with preparing those documents, and we will be approaching the Equality Court," Mlilo confirmed. 

 

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29 minutes ago, J1M1 said:

Klop! and......as Taips says, where are all those big mouths who immediately played the race card? no trace of them or an apology imminent......Eusebius Mac Kaiser, Bongani Bingwa etc.........all had a LOT to say at the time.

This shit has to stop sometime!!!

Ek raak now regtig gatvol!!

Should they be charged with hate speech?

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1 hour ago, Barnacle said:

So, Mallett and I hold the exact same view of Willemse's opinions...

So, we are both guilty of "Mentalism"? (Discrimination based on cognitive impairment)

This

 

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Not made by me..

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9 minutes ago, taipan said:

PC gone mad. What right did this fecker have to read her private mails.

https://www.iol.co.za/mercury/airline-passengers-k-word-text-lands-her-in-hot-water-15566559

None, but you know how it works now - you have no privacy and an act which is clearly in contradiction with POPI is deemed a heroism act.  In SA the criminal is the one on the right side of the law it seems.

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1 hour ago, Hawk_Eye said:

The station spoke to Willemse's lawyer, Nqobizitha Mlilo, who referred to the independent review as a "fruitless exercise". 

Mlilo added that the SuperSport report was one-sided. 

Them lawyers will clean out Ashwin's bank account - not a problem!!

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3 minutes ago, J1M1 said:

Them lawyers will clean out Ashwin's bank account - not a problem!!

When only one party is prepared to submit evidence there is a good chance it will be one sided.

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41 minutes ago, Hawk_Eye said:

None, but you know how it works now - you have no privacy and an act which is clearly in contradiction with POPI is deemed a heroism act.  In SA the criminal is the one on the right side of the law it seems.

Well if some random arsehole tried to read my personal messages over my shoulder he would be told to fuck off.

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23 minutes ago, J1M1 said:

Them lawyers will clean out Ashwin's bank account - not a problem!!

I wonder how much of the original 63 million he still has.  A nice target for a well schooled snake-oil salesman of a lawyer.

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6 hours ago, taipan said:

PC gone mad. What right did this fecker have to read her private mails.

https://www.iol.co.za/mercury/airline-passengers-k-word-text-lands-her-in-hot-water-15566559

To be fair Saffers should learn not to use the K word....If no one has learnt by now, then f*ck knows when they will learn. Thank Goodness it's not a pale face....

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50 minutes ago, Mata Hari said:

To be fair Saffers should learn not to use the K word....If no one has learnt by now, then f*ck knows when they will learn. Thank Goodness it's not a pale face....

True, but people should not be allowed to invade others privacy. What I say in my private life gas SFA to do with them.

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The racial circus comes to town...............again!!

Pay television channel SuperSport are facing another racial storm.

This emerged after a letter from MVMT Attorneys on behalf of some of the black anchors and commentators accusing the channel of racism, victimisation, pay disparity and intimidation according to a report in the Sunday Times.

The explosive allegations have been made by amongst others former Lions and Springbok tourist hooker Owen Nkumane, popular broadcaster and long-time SuperSport presenter Xola Ntshinga, Xhosa commentator and presenter Kaunda Ntunja and former Springboks Gcobani Bobo and Kaya Malotana.

Other allegations included in the letter are discrimination, pay parity with their white colleagues, intimidation and victimisation. The anchors also claim that certain duties are “reserved for non-white pundits” while white contractors are paid more than black contractors and are expected to do more work.

Former Lions and Springbok tourist hooker and presenter Owen Nkumane is alleged to have accused SuperSport of racism. Photo: Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix

Independent Media contacted the anchors but none of them were willing to comment on the matter citing that it was an internal process that was being attended to by the relevant parties.

The letter comes hot on the heels of the conclusion of an internal investigation which cleared analysts Nick Mallett and Naas Botha of racism after their on air altercation with former Springbok wing Ashwin Willemse.

While Willemse did not testify in the investigation, he is looking at taking the matter forward to the Equility Court with SuperSport having allegedly threatened to dismiss him if he does so.

“The matter is being investigated. The investigation is almost complete. SuperSport will communicate directly with the individuals concerned. No threat has been made to Ashwin Willemse,” said SuperSport’s spokesperson Clinton van der Berg told the Sunday Times.

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8 hours ago, J1M1 said:

This emerged after a letter from MVMT Attorneys on behalf of some of the black anchors and commentators accusing the channel of racism, victimisation, pay disparity and intimidation according to a report in the Sunday Times.

So, if they are that unhappy and feel victimized, why not go join Robert Marawa at SABC he seems to be getting a "decent" salary.

https://sowetanlive.co.za/sundayworld/news/2018-06-10-robert-marawas-r5-million-sabc-deal/

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According to a contract of employment signed by Marawa and the SABC, and seen by the Sunday World, Marawa is set to become the second highest paid sports radio presenter at the SABC with a monthly salary of R154000.

 

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1 hour ago, Hawk_Eye said:

So, if they are that unhappy and feel victimized, why not go join Robert Marawa at SABC he seems to be getting a "decent" salary.

Exactly! Nobody's demanding they stay at S/Sport. If they don't like it..............they're free to go.

This feels like a feeble attempt at a racial gang-bang.

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