Pay Banyana Banyana!

Pay Banyana Banyana!

Banyana Banyana players celebrating victory.
Picture: Banyana Banyana/Twitter

Black First Land First (BLF) reiterates its call for SAFA to bring about pay parity between Banyana Banyana and Bafana Bafana. The South African national women’s soccer team has proven beyond doubt that it deserves equal pay if not more than the men’s national soccer team.

At a meeting with BLF in 2019 SAFA promised that a plan is afoot to equalise the earnings between the two teams. Three years later the parity policy is not implemented. BLF shall ask for a follow up meeting to ensure no further delays on this matter.

BLF congratulates Banyana Banyana in their unparalleled achievements. You have made our nation proud!

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee (NCC)
24 July 2022

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Black First Land First Mail:
[email protected]

Gandhi Baai
(Secretary General)
Cell: +27 73 565 8420
Mail: [email protected]

For media enquiries contact:
Kabelo Seagiso
(Head of Communications)
Cell: +27 63 548 2425

Update on BLF visit with SAFA

Black First Land First (BLF) has met with the leadership of the South African Football Association (SAFA), including Acting CEO, Russell Paul, regarding the gender-pay discrimination of Banyana Banyana.

While BLF is appreciative of the conducive environment for open dialogue that was created by SAFA, we take the issue of gender discrimination very seriously and will not compromise on anything less than equity and equal pay between the two national teams.

BLF is well aware that sexism in sports is a global issue and having heard the challenges that SAFA is faced with, we believe that the solution lies with galvanizing many facets of society including the private sector, government and the media, to support Banyana Banyana.

BLF will write a finalisation of aspects we want addressed and SAFA has agreed to respond by next week Friday if not earlier.

BLF has invited members of the media to a press conference on the 24th of April (tomorrow). Amongst other pressing matters, BLF will have an extended update on the outcome and conclusion we wish to reach with regards to SAFA’s pay discrimination.

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee of (BLF NCC)

23 April 2019

Black First Land First Email:[email protected]

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27 79 986 7225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Head of Media & Communications)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

BLF to visit SAFA offices tomorrow

Black First Land First (BLF) is appalled by the South African Football Association’s (SAFA) treatment of Banyana Banyana in comparison to Bafana Bafana. We believe that it is symptomatic of how black women are devalued and undermined in South Africa.

The disparity in payments between Bafana Bafana and Banyana Banyana is a national disgrace which must end forthwith. SAFA must do the right thing and implement parity of payments between the two national soccer teams.

While Banyana Banyana’s players receive a match bonus of R5 000 for a win in an official match, and R4 000 for a win in a friendly match, Bafana Bafana players earn as much as R60 000 for a win‚ and R40 000 for a draw. There is evidently a big pay discrepancy between the two teams.

BLF wrote to SAFA on the 10th of April and gave them a grace period of almost 2 weeks to sort this issue out, which they have obviously failed to do so.

BLF will visit the offices of the South African Football Federation tomorrow, under the following details:

Time: 11am
Date: 23 April 2019
Venue: 76 Nasrec Road
Nasrec Extension 3
Johannesburg
(Next to FNB Stadium)

Furthermore, if SAFA does not give us a concrete and satisfactory way forward, BLF shall take the matter further by approaching the Equality Court and the Commission on Gender Equality.

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee of (BLF NCC)

22 April 2019

Black First Land First Email:[email protected]

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27 79 986 7225

Thabi Myeni
(Secretary of Gender and Sexuality)
Cell:+27 76 532 3903

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell:+27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Head of Media & Communications)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

Bafana Bafana lost coz of landlessness

Bafana Bafana lost coz of landlessness

The South African national soccer team, Bafana Bafana, won’t win anything major until we get the land back. Black First Land First (BLF) supports the national team but our support is principled. All national teams play for their country’s pride. We blacks do not have a country. South Africa currently is in white hands. Whites stole our country in 1652 and they still have it. All black people are like visitors in this country.

BLF doesn’t blame the Bafana Bafana players for failing to qualify for the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) World Cup. They are victims of landlesness. The key to Bafana Bafana’s victory is just one thing: take the land back! Bafana Bafana is a landless national team. It plays like the landless. It has the psychology of the landless and defeated. You can’t rig the fact of landlessness with empty hype. We love Bafana Bafana but we won’t lie to them and raise false hopes. Lets get the land back folks.

As for the national team’s coach, BLF doesn’t recognise him. He is a foreigner and a soldier of fortune. We need an African coach who understands the national dynamics and rhythms. BLF shall work hard to ensure that we have our country back. Only then shall we win and our victory would be meaningful. BLF calls on the Bafana Bafana players to be ambassadors for the return of the stolen land.

#LandOrDeath!
#VictoryIsCertain!

ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF THE BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST MOVEMENT

11 November 2017

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27 79 486 9087

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664