SuperSport will still have exclusive broadcasting rights for the entire tournament in South Africa but SABC will show all Springbok matches, including if they reach the knockout stages.
It will come as a huge sigh of relief to the South African public, who will now be able to witness how Siya Kolisi and his charges go about defending the trophy they won four years ago.
The SABC said they were able to secure the rights with the help of partners Hollywoodbets and South African Breweries.
A total of 19 matches will be on broadcast on SABC, including the opening ceremony and opening game between hosts France and New Zealand.
Selected matches will also be available on sabcsport.com's live streaming channel.
With the global tournament being played in France, there will be no awkward time difference between the host nation and South Africa.
All the Springbok group games are scheduled to be played on a weekend - but you can follow all Rugby World Cup fixtures in our live score centre.
Springbok Rugby World Cup fixtures and kick-off times:
South Africa v Scotland - Sunday 11 September, Stade Velodrome in Marseille at 17:45
South Africa v Romania - Sunday 17 September, Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux in Bordeaux at 15:00
South Africa v Ireland - Saturday 23 September, Stade de France in Paris at 21:00
South Africa v Tonga - Sunday 1 October, Stade Velodrome in Marseille at 21:00