Caster Semenya enters the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland for her case against the Iaaf.
Picture: Phando Jikelo/African News Agency(ANA) JOHANNESBURG - The Department of Women's Bathabile Dlamini has said the country fully supported South Africa's star athlete, Caster Semenya, and lashed out at the International Association of Athletics Federations (Iaaf) for its "colonial ideas" of the African female body.
Definitely not, lets help stop this Iaaf ruling and support our athletes."
Semenya is currently in session on day three of her fight to have the impending Iaaf regulations – in relation to reducing high levels of testosterone in affected female athletes with medication, in distances from 400m to the mile – declared unlawful.
And in July 2018, the tennis icon was among the prominent members of Women’s Sport Foundation and Athlete Ally who signed an open letter to the International Association of Athletics Federations (Iaaf) calling for it to rescind its "discriminatory" regulations aimed at Semenya and other female athletes with naturally elevated levels of testosterone.
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It has been reported the Sports Department, led by Minister Tokozile Xasa, has budgeted almost R25 million for Caster Semenya’s defence against the Iaaf.
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CAPE TOWN - Sports Department's director-general Alec Moemi told EWN Sport they are cautiously optimistic midway through the Caster Semenya battle with the Iaaf at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).