"2017 ATHLETICS SOUTH AFRICA (ASA) DOMESTIC COMPETITION RULES AND REGULATIONS
These ASA Competition Rules and Regulations are applicable for athletics competitions held in South Africa under the auspices of ASA
(In force as from 1 January 2017)":
22.6 No participant/official may carry items of any form or shape that may injure or place fellow participants / officials in danger, including, without limitation; sticks, poles, weapons, banners, boards, animals, clothing, headwear.
22.7 The display of legitimate national flags during an event shall be permitted provided they do not present a safety risk or interfere with any other athlete or the presentation of the event. Under no circumstances will any slogans, chants, banners, placards or such-like of a political, religious or offensive nature be tolerated.