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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

SABC's website goes down on Wednesday morning; no advisory or explanation that it would be happening or why.


The SABC's website has gone down on Wednesday, with no advisory or explanation that it would be happening or why.

On Wednesday morning the South African public broadcaster's online portal wasn't accessible – whether due to a problem or maintenance, abruptly taking access to all of the SABC's programming information, it's channels' TV schedules and other information offline.

Even the SABC News digital news portal which carries print stories and video inserts went offline.

Only websites for updating TV licence details and paying a SABC TV licence remained available.

SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago didn't immediately respond on Wednesday morning to a media enquiry asking about the sudden unavailability of the SABC’s digital web presence online.

The SABC website asked visitors simply to "try again later" and to use the SABC's social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter if they want news updates.