19 Years of Broadcasting Freedom

Freedom Day commemorates the first democratic elections that were held in South Africa on 27 April 1994. Prior to the elections, not only were black people affected by apartheid, so was the media. The SABC went through challenges as broadcasting was used as a tool to enhance oppression against black people. The ruling National Party then used radio and television to further the apartheid regime's sentiments for the benefit the white minority. In broadcast media, particularly television, there was a limitation of language and cultural programmes, Black people were seldom catered for.

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Some of the country’s leading brands are using the biggest event in the South African entertainment industry, the forthcoming 19th Annual MTN South African Music Awards (MTN SAMA 19), to leverage their portfolios. MTN SAMA 19 has teamed up with leading lifestyle, automotive, ICT, premium beer and broadcast partners to present the biggest and most technically advanced installment of these prestigious awards yet on May 11 at the Sun City Superbowl.

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iSpani new season

iSpani series four on SABC1, Tuesdays at 13h30.

In its fourth season the 26 episodes of iSpani shares the many layers of employment and career planning with young, unemployed viewers trying to get onto the world of work.

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Skeem Saam Season Two starts this week on SABC1

skeem saam logoOn Thursdays 14 March at 20h30 season two of Skeem Saam starts on SABC1.  This season, the characters dodge bullets in Turfloop, experience narrow escapes in big cities and struggle to find independence and meaning in their lives. Old secrets are unearthed and new secrets are buried in futility.

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PLURAL+ 2013 video call to entry

Plural+The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations ( UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration ( IOM) again invite the world’s youth to submit original and creative videos focusing on PLURAL+ themes: migration, diversity and social inclusion.

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Three Golden Horns for 90 Plein Street at the South African Film and Television (SAFTA) Awards.

SABC Education’s programme 90 Plein Street received three golden horns this weekend at the 7th annual SAFTAs.  The awards honour, celebrate and promote the talent and accomplishments of the South African film and television industries in the past year.

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