"The overall quest, at the end of the journey, shows how we begin to infuse tradition and culture into our modern lifestyles, so that it can evolve and still from an active part of our identity today. Culture can never be something old and of the past. It has relevance today, the challenge is how do we allow it to occupy our present.” says Sane Zondi, assistant commissioning editor at SABC Education.
The 03rd May is celebrated worldwide as World Press Freedom day, as per the proclamation by the United Nations (UN) at its General Assembly in 1993, in line with Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
As we near 27th April which is Freedom Day and as we mark a special anniversary - 20 Years of Democracy under the leadership of the ANC, a freedom fighting organisation which is 102 years old. It’s been a long walk to freedom.
Thus let us look back so we can look forward. We must reflect on the last 20 years and envision the next 20 years and beyond. Great strides have been achieved, many great programmes have gone out and there has been excellent moments of broadcasting.
To celebrate Freedom Day, the Outreach and Children units at the SABC accompanied children from various schools on two guided tours of Freedom Park.
SABC Radio Stations scooped a number of awards at the 5thMTN Radio Awards held at the Sandton Convention Centre over the weekend. The SABC won a total of 30 awards for its ‘cream of the crop’ on-air talent and content producing expertise in programming as well as two awards in the ‘Hall of Fame’ category. SABC’s Radio Station Umhlobo Wenene FM was the biggest winner by being announced the winning PBS Radio Station of the year.
On the 29th of April the South African Broadcasting Corporation held a briefing session for various internal divisions to brief them about the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital (NMCH) project which has been in the planning for some time.