Cape Town - Athletics South Africa (ASA) and the South African
Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) have announced an agreement to
broadcast several top athletics events during the 2020 season.
agreement, which was signed at the SABC offices in Auckland Park on Wednesday, will see the
SABC producing and broadcasting marathons, track and field and road running
The marathons that SABC and ASA will bring to South Africans include
the Cape Town Marathon, Two Oceans Marathon, Comrades Marathon, Nelson Mandela
Marathon and Soweto Marathon.
Aleck Skhosana, the President of Athletics South Africa said: “We would like to
thank the Group Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Operations Officer of the
SABC for working tirelessly with ASA to safeguard the success of the deal
between the two parties. The success of this partnership will return athletics
to its deserved status of visibility, giving athletes exposure and bringing the
sport to the rest of the athletics family.”
Plaatjes, the Chief Operations Officer of SABC, said: “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.”
parties are committed to ensuring that the South African citizens are kept
abreast and captivated on the upcoming athletics sporting events.