Thursday, August 15, 2013

SABC News provides another half hour of Afrikaans news per day at 19:30 on the public broadcaster's 24-hour TV news channel.

The 24-hour TV news channel SABC News (DStv 404) from the South African public broadcaster has added another new half hour of Afrikaans news to television per day with the Afrikaans news broadcast every day at 19:30, and repeated at 02:00.

The additional half hour of Afrikaans news is broadcast live at 19:30 on SABC News, following the existing half hour of Afrikaans news at 19:00 on SABC2.

News readers for the Afrikaans news on SABC News include Ivor Price and Suna Venter (above) and Erik Holm (Riaan from the soap Binneland on kykNET) and Lynette Francis from Fokus on SABC2 (below).

(Suna Venter and Lynette Francis also read the Afrikaans news on SABC2.)

Since SABC News launched at the beginning of August, neither the SABC nor the SABC News channel has made any information available or communicated any programming specific information about the Afrikaans news, nor who the news readers are, nor responded to any of the multiple media enquiries made about it and the channel the past weeks.