Thursday, February 13, 2014

South Africa's TV newsers front and centre at parliament in Cape Town for the 2014 State of the Nation Address.

South Africa's TV news reporters are front and centre at parliament today for live coverage of the opening of parliament and president Jacob Zuma's 6th State of the Nation Address.

ANN7 (DStv 405) didn't respond to media enquiries regarding parliamentary coverage today but the Infinity media 24-hour news channel has Hajra Omarjee (above) in Cape Town reporting.

It's Hajra Omarjee's first time covering parliament's opening for television. ANN7 also has reporter Kevin Brandt reporting from Cape Town, dressed all in black as well as reporter Qaanitah Hunter.

SABC News (DStv 404) didn't supply names following a media enquiry as to who the South African public broadcaster will have at parliament today, but Alicia Jali (below) is reporting from Cape Town for SABC News.

It's also Alicia Jali's first time covering the opening of parliament for television and SABC News.

The SABC also has political editor Vuyo Mvuko (above) reporting live from parliament. Abra Barbier, parliamentary correspondent for the SABC, did parliamentary red carpet coverage.

eNCA (DStv 403) did respond to a media enquiry earlier this week about that 24-hour TV news channel's coverage.

Andrew Barnes (below) from News Day - a veteran when it comes to live parliamentary TV coverage - and reporter Paula Chowles are covering live from parliament on eNCA. Xoli Mngambi as well as Lester Kiewit also joined later on Thursday evening.

The eNCA News Night co-anchor Iman Rappetti is also be covering the event today live from parliament.