Thursday, February 24, 2011
SABC readying 2011 election coverage with televised debates, a new magazine and an election week results show.
The first set of election TV coverage will be a show entitled 2011 Election Debates that will run weekly and start on Sunday, 27 February on SABC1 at 18:30 and which will have Vuyo Mvoko as moderator. The hour long show of 12 episodes will feature political parties as well as analysts and is done with the help of the SABC's SABC News division.
The SABC is also planning to produce a 2011 pre election magazine show that will start to run weekly, 6 weeks before the election week. SABC2' Morning Live presenter Leanne Manas and Thabiso Sithole will be the presenters of this show. Political analysts will also appear on this show that will focus on service delivery in South Africa and viewers will get the chance to call in and say how they feel about service delivery in their area.
During election week the SABC plans what the broadcaster says ''90% live show crossing'' to all regions with regard to the 2011 elections. The election coverage will be studio driven with an anchor and some analysts as studio guests.