Thursday, February 17, 2011

Programming note: The 2011 budget speech on Wednesday 23 February will be broadcast live on and the eNews Channel.

The eNews Channel (DStv 403) has finalized its plans for covering the budget speech of the minister of finance, Pravin Gordhan which will be carried live on both the eNews Channel as well as this coming Wednesday, 23 February.

The senior eNews anchors Andrew Barnes and Nikiwe Bikitsha will be anchoring this eNews special broadcast. Andrew Barnes will be speaking to various analysts from 13:00 in the run up to the budget speech, while Nikiwe Bikitsha will focus on reaction to the budget and what it means for South Africans. At 14:00 both the eNews Channel and will cross over to the minister's budget speech which will be broadcast live.'s coverage of the budget speech will end at 15:30 but the eNews Channel will continue with budget analysis and news right through the evening.