Should sports featuring South African national teams be broadcast for free? The ANC thinks so

John Perlman spoke to the head of the ANC’s communications subcommittee, Nkenke Kekana, about the proposal and what it would mean for broadcasters.

The Springboks celebrate their victory against England during the 2019 Rugby World Cup on November 2, 2019 in Japan. Photo: @rugbyworldcup/Twitter

The ANC is proposing for its policy conference in July that all sporting events featuring a national team be available on free-to-air television.

John Perlman spoke to the head of the ANC’s communications subcommittee, Nkenke Kekana, about the proposal and what it would mean for broadcasters.

Kekana said that as a national team, the public should have the right to watch and see their country represented on their screens.

If a team wears South African colors, the public has the right to watch that team representing South Africa.

Nkenke Kekana, head of the ANC communications sub-committee

Kekana’s argument is that there shouldn’t be a situation where South Africa is in a World Cup and only those with private broadcast services can watch.

The document is still under discussion before being presented and proposed to the conference.

For more, listen to the full audio below..

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