DURBAN – The beleaguered leadership of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) has been hit hard by its former media partner, Highbury Media.
The company last Friday served court papers demanding that Sascoc be placed under liquidation due to its inability to pay debts that total R4.7million.
Highbury has been the media partner of Sascoc since 2009, but, in 2013, following the Beijing Olympics, its contract was extended to include the general media and communications services.
Also added was the publication of a quarterly print magazine and the design, development and management of the Sascoc website and digital platforms.
Highbury managing director, Tony Walker, said the payments stopped 10 months ago.