SABC and Athletic South Africa (ASA) have recently announced an agreement to broadcast the athletic games.
The public broadcaster will produce and broadcast marathons, track, field and road running events. Some of the marathon events will include the Cape Town Marathon, Two Oceans Marathon, Nelson Mandela Marathon and Comrades Marathon while the track and field events will include ASA Twizza Super School Series 3 – Grand Finale, Twizza ASA U16, U18 (youth) and U20 (junior) T&F Championships, incorporating the SASA National High School; LSEN & Deaf School Championships, ASA Athletix Grand Prix Series, 3Sixty Life & Sizwe Medical ASA Senior T&F + Combined Events & 50km National Championships and others.
COO at the SABC Ian Plaatjes added: “As a public service broadcaster, the SABC plays a pivotal role to facilitate social cohesion by providing a wide range of programming, which includes broadcasting sports of national interest. This partnership cements our continuous efforts to work with various stakeholders in fulfilling our mandate”.