Chasing The Sun: a celebration of pride, diversity, determination


IN a move that marks an exciting chapter in South African television, Chasing the Sun 2 – A Story for South Africa will feature in the Sunday night 8pm slot on M-Net (DStv Channel 101), traditionally reserved for blockbuster movies. The five-part documentary series, which premieres on 24 March 2024 on M-Net and SuperSport Grandstand, promises to be an unforgettable experience. It offers viewers front-row seats to never-before-seen footage of the Springboks’ awe-inspiring journey to their fourth Rugby World Cup victory – a historic first for any country in the world.

“This story is bigger than rugby. It is a reflection of what it means to be South African. It’s a story of hope, unity, and resilience that connects deeply with our nation’s spirit. The decision to feature Chasing the Sun 2 in M-Net’s prestigious movie slot affirms our belief in the power of this story to inspire and unite,” said Marc Jury, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa.

Rendani Ramovha, CEO of SuperSport, added: “The Springboks are not just a team; they are a source of national pride and inspiration. Their journey and achievements reflect the strong spirit that exists within us – a spirit of unity, togetherness and overcoming great odds. Through Chasing the Sun 2, we hope to relive those stirring moments and come together as we did during the tournament in France.”

Chasing the Sun 2 is not just a sports documentary – it’s a celebration of South African pride, diversity, determination, and the unyielding spirit of a nation rallying under the banner of “Stronger Together”.

This expansive project was filmed across multiple countries including New Zealand, Australia, Argentina, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, and extensively throughout South Africa, detailing the Springboks’ global journey. With more than 56 shoot days, interviews with more than 30 players and coaches, insights from pundits and media figures, and combining over 60 hours of interview footage with 30-plus hours of match footage, this documentary series is in itself a story of human endeavour, leaving no stone unturned in unpacking the Springboks’ quest for glory.

Available exclusively on DStv Premium, Chasing the Sun 2, a co-production between SuperSport and SA Rugby, brought to you by Toyota, Betway, and Spur, goes beyond rugby, celebrating the unbreakable spirit of South Africa and its champions.

Catch Chasing the Sun 2 – a Story for South Africa every Sunday at 8pm on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) from 24 March to 21 April 2024. You can also live-stream it on DStv Stream, and watch on DStv Catch Up after broadcast. Join the conversation on XInstagram, TikTok and Facebook using the hashtag #ChasingTheSun2

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