Johannesburg – Tuesday, 09 July 2013 - The Minister of Communications has approved a 6% television licence tariff increase effective as from 1 September 2013. The annual fee for a domestic, business, dealer and lessor licence will increase by R15.00 – from R250.00 to R265.00 - this equals an increase of only R1.25 per month. Concessionary TV licences, granted to those over the age of 70 years as well as to receivers of social grants from the State, will be increased by a mere R4.00 – from R70.00 to R74.00 per annum.
South Africans continue to express hope for Nelson Mandela's recovery. The elder statesman has spent more than a month in the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, where he is being treated for a recurring lung infection. He remains in a critical but stable condition.
On 9 July 2013: Couples are deciding to move in together before getting married when ideally people are expected to get married before moving in together. There are many different reasons why couples decide to live together before getting married.
On SABC1, Tuesdays - 18:30 pm: Valenique Freeks is a 19 year old lady from a coloured community in Eden Park, Johannesburg. Valenique is adamant that she is not Coloured but is Khoisan and hails from the Korana tribe.
Following a number of events across the country to commemorate and celebrate Youth Month, FS & NC Provincial office with Lesedi FM chose to wrap the festivities in a unique fashion. This was done by hosting a live talk show on Lesedi FM focusing on the youth living with disability taking into account that Mandela Day is upon us.
Johannesburg – Friday 05 July 2013 - The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is pleased to announce that it has signed a multi-channel agreement with Multichoice South Africa. The main element of the agreement will be the broadcasting of the SABC’s 24 Hour News Channel. Mr. Hlaudi Motsoeneng, the SABC’s Acting Chief Operations Officer (ACOO) said “One of the key undertakings of the news channel is that it will provide an opportunity for the SABC to enhance its public service mandate and extend its focus on provincial stories and the different official languages.”