After discussions with the Regional Organising Committee (ROC) in Pretoria, the Executive Committee of the South African Transplant Sports Association has come to the disappointing but
necessary decision to postpone the 2020 South African Transplant Games to a later date to be advised.
SATSA is committed to finding a new date for the National Transplant Games. The decision was primarily made due to the uncertainty around the health and safety of our athletes, supporters, volunteers, families and general vulnerabilities of our community related to the Covid 19 pandemic. Transplant recipients are in the “at high risk” category for the virus . To host the games at this time would be irresponsible for our organisation to proceed.
Although there are three months between now and when the Games were schedule to take place (18 21 June 2020). We know that there could be a flattening of the curve soon and hopefully, this is true. Due to the uncertainty of the timelines of the crisis and unknown impacts on the finances of our participants as well as sponsors and partners, it makes it difficult to predict our ability to host and participate in a successful Games.
There are too many unknown factors and with the inability to manage risks or mitigate them currently, it is in everyone’s best interest that we postpone the Games. The Management Committee thank all members for their understanding and hope that you and your family and friends stay safe and healthy during this extremely difficult time.