DURBAN - South Africa's national broadcaster, the SABC has spent hundreds of millions of rands every year on buying sports rights.
Nomvula Mkonyane, the Minister of Communications, has provided a look into the amount of money spent on sports rights as a part of a written reply to questions from Werner Horn of the Democratic Alliance according to My Broadband.
In her response, the Minister disclosed how much the public broadcaster spends on sports rights and the processes of acquiring these rights.
How much does the SABC spend
The table below shows how much the SABC spent on sports broadcaster rights in the recent financial year.
The numbers show the large amount of
that was spent on sports broadcast rights, particularly when compared to the SABC's original budget that was set aside for each of these years.
Accoridng to the Minister, people that were involved in the negotiations of the sports rights includes James Aguma, Ben Ngubane, Hlaudi Motsoeneng and Sully Motsweni.
Mokonyane added that none of the negotiators were paid bonuses for getting the sports rights for the SABC.
What was broadcasted
The DA member had also asked Mokonyane for information about the number of sports rights that were obtained and then broadcasted.
The information shows a decline in sports obtained and used in the 2017-2018 financial year after a peak period between 2015 and
The table below shows the number of sports broadcasts that were acquired and how many were broadcasted.
According to the Minster, the sports event that were broadcasted on the public broadcaster depended on the events that were happening in each season.
R5 million deal
The SABC has confirmed that well-known sports presenter Robert Marawa will be returning to their company. Marawa will be back at the SABC from the 1st of August 2018.
IOL had reported that Marawa will have a three year deal with the broadcaster that is reportedly worth R5 million.