All planned netball activities in South Africa have been suspended, due to the resurgence of Covid-19 cases in the country.
Netball South Africa President, Cecilia Molokwane, and her executive committee took the unanimous decision, with it taking immediate effect from 8 January.
Postponed activities include the under-21 training camp which was scheduled for 11–15 January, the SPAR Challenge in Cape Town between the 20th and 27th of January, and the Male National Championships.
The decision was taken with the aim of protecting the lives of all players, members, all stakeholders, and partners.
“As the country continues to see Covid-19 numbers rising, it is very scary seeing what is going on around us. We see numbers rising and these numbers are names of people that we know. As an executive, it was very important for us to take a decision to postpone all our planned activities until further notice. We will continue to take lead from government and consult all relevant stakeholders as we take all the much-needed steps to ensure that we protect lives,” said Molokwane.
Molokwane and the Netball South Africa events team will continue to be in consultation with the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, as well as the Department of Health, and will monitor the situation with the view of taking the best decision for the sport.