Press Releases

28 August 2014 - eNCA and eNews Prime Time get a distinct New Look
On Monday, 1 September 2014, eNCA (channel 403 on DStv), eNuus (Channel 144 on DStv), Izindaba, eNews Africa, eNews Prime Time and eNCA.com introduces a new visual identity, a more contemporary look to create a visual expression that showcases e.Sat. TV vision as a world class news broadcaster. ...
17 July 2014 - OpenView HD and the Deputy Minister of Communications bring satellite TV to rural schools in the Eastern Cape
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03 June 2014 - eNCA Weatherman Derek Van Dam to leave SA and return to the US.
It is with great sadness and tremendous gratitude that eNCA announces the departure of weather anchor Derek Van Dam. ...
15 April 2014 - 1994 The Bloody Miracle
As South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy, eNCA presents 1994 The Bloody Miracle, a documentary revealing how the country triumphed against the odds to stage it’s very first democratic election. The film airs on Wednesday, 16 April at 7:30PM on eNCA (DStv channel 403). ...
28 February 2014 - SPECIAL PISTORIUS COURT COVERAGE ON eNCA
DAILY UPDATES ...
14 February 2014 - Against All Odds: Episode 95
This week on Against All Odds ...
06 February 2014 - Against All Odds: Episode 94
She was raped and impregnated…Her only crime? Being a lesbian. But Nokuthula Ncube found it in her heart to forgive her attacker, spending her time by giving back, assisting others and helping to fight against hate crimes. ...
23 January 2014 - Against All Odds: Episode 93
This week we take a look at two inspiring South Africans who’s display of courage and endurance have helped them achieve great things ...
17 January 2014 - Against All Odds: Episode 92
A tragic accident left his dreams of becoming a professional rugby player shattered. ...
10 January 2014 - Against All Odds: Episode 91
He was raised by a factory worker who earned a monthly R80. Later becoming a petrol attendant to further his studies. ...
19 December 2013 - Against All Odds: Episode 89
This week we take a look at two inspiring South Africans who continue to make progress in their prospective fields. ...
12 December 2013 - Against All Odds: Episode 88
As the year draws to a close, we bring you updates on some of the stories that touched you. ...
29 November 2013 - Against All Odds: Episode 86
She started a Saturday class with only 27 learners but now it has developed it into two fully-fledged schools and a college that even touched Nelson Mabdela's heart. ...
14 November 2013 - Against All Odds: Episode 85
She couldn't turn a blind eye when children as young as 9, were used as sex workers. Khanyiseli Motsha came face to face with pimps, saving dozens of youngsters. ...
08 November 2013 - Against All Odds: Episode 83
This week we remind you of the incredible story of the Ncholo Family which scooped the Best Television Feature at the 2013 Vodacom journalist of the year awards.  ...
17 October 2013 - Against All Odds: Episode 80
He lost his eyesight, at a time when his sporting career was promising. ...
15 October 2013 - Against All Odds: Episode 79
Struck by a rare genetic condition that progressively weakens the body, Edward Ndopu’s life changed forever, more seriously leaving his mobility severely affected. ...
07 October 2013 - eNCA regrets to announce the departure of Eleni Giokos
eNCA regrets to announce that news anchor Eleni Giokos will be leaving the channel. ...
02 October 2013 - Against All Odds: Episode 78
For years the fashion industry has been plagued with criticism for its definition of beauty, portraying petite models as every woman's dream. ...
27 September 2013 - Against All Odds: Episode 77
This week we meet an amazing woman who was shot in the head at close range during a house robbery. Miraculously, Tracy Singo survived and now lives with the bullet in her brain. ...
20 September 2013 - Against All Odds: Episode 76
This week, we pay tribute to one of South Africa's finest sports stars. ...
12 September 2013 - Against All Odds: Episode 75
A tranquil afternoon turned into horror. Business woman Andy Kawa was abducted in broad day light and gang raped in Port Elizabeth. Now she uses her ordeal, to help put an end to gender violence. ...
06 September 2013 - Against All Odds: Episode 74
Cape Town resident Linda Scott had no idea that her HIV Research for university studies would captivate the hearts of prisoners. Western Cape prison inmates were moved by her interest in their social initiative. This ultimately resulted in a rare collaboration that is changing lives. ...
05 September 2013 - This week on Africa 360
In March 2013, The UN Security Council voted to boost the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in The Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) through the creation of a Foreign Intervention Brigade. The Brigade, made up of troops from Malawi, South Africa and Tanzania was given the mandate to “neutralize” and “disarm” the rebel groups in north eastern DRC, ...
29 August 2013 - Against All Odds: Episode 73
He is recognized internationally for empowering hundreds of children in Kliptown. But not so too long ago, Thulani Madondo was unemployed and frustrated. We meet the Soweto man who brought new meaning to hundreds of young lives in Kliptown. And later, Appie Pema started his IT business in a family garage. Little did he imagine that his make shift operation would become a multimillion rand IT ...
08 August 2013 - Marikana massacre - an eNCA special
Premiere on Sunday, 11 August at 7PM on eNCA (DStv Channel 403) ...
24 July 2013 - Against All Odds: Episode 68
Lourens Groenewald was once a racist and a feared policeman. He was at the forefront of the 1976 Soweto uprising. But the violence he was part of, had devastating psychological effects on him. It turned him into an alcoholic. As a result, he ended up being a hobo. Ironically, Lourens was saved from the streets by those he once hated. Now he’s a different man, committed to rebuilding South ...
18 July 2013 - This week on Against All Odds
How many South African make-up artists get to work with global celebrities? ...
09 July 2013 - This week on Tech Report
It's a big week at Tech Report as we have a great new correspondent joining the Team. eNCA & 5fm's Mabale Moloi has joined the show and her first insert will be this Thursday night. ...
04 July 2013 - Against All Odds: Episode 65
She was rejected and told South Africa wasn’t ready for a model with albinism, but Refilwe Modiselle set her mind to redefining beauty.  After countless attempts to be recognized for her talent, she was given a big break by one of South Africa’s leading clothing brands. Refilwe Modiselle is now a hot topic, being used as the face for many famous brands ...
28 June 2013 - This week on the Justice Factor
This week the country  has seen top Construction Companies being put in the spotlight . They will pay fines totaling 1.46-billion rand for collusive tendering practices. The Competition Commission  initiated  the complaint  into the collusive conduct in the construction of stadiums for the 2010 Fifa World Cup. But Black Business council is not happy with the  fines . To ...
28 June 2013 - This week on AFRICA 360…
When Barack Obama was elected 44th President of the United States in 2008, there was euphoria and high expectations, particularly here in Africa. ...
20 June 2013 - Against All Odds: Episode 63
She made national headlines, South African beauty queen Vanessa Goosen was  caught in Thailand with drugs. ...
20 June 2013 - This week on Africa 360…
The growing gap between developed and developing countries has dominated international relations for decades. This gap has led to constant capital inflow from the developed countries to those in the Third World, including Africa, with the goal of helping them overcome their chronic under-development problems and reducing the gap between the rich and the poor. However, some observers are of the ...
13 June 2013 - This week on Against All Odds
Growing up in the cruel world of Apartheid, music was his only escape. Inspired by listening to old vinyl records in his township home, Peter Tladi climbed the ladder of the entertainment industry and emerged as a pioneer in South African Jazz. ...
12 June 2013 - This week on Africa 360…
June is an historic month here in South Africa – with the focus on youth. ...
07 June 2013 - Justice Factor this week...
For more than a year, attention has been focused on the ongoing saga of the toilets constructed without enclosures in Makhaza, Khayelitsha. Residents in Khayalitsha have been caught between a battle of ownership between the ruling party and its opposition. ...
04 June 2013 - This week on Tech Report...
Ever wonder what could happen if you took the star-fuelled power of football… and combined it with the magic of technology? Orlando Pirates flex their muscles off the field, with a tech project that’ll warm your heart… ...
27 May 2013 - eNCA presents a compelling documentary
WORKING IN A WARZONE: The Syrian conflict through South African eyes ...
27 May 2013 - This week on The Justice Factor
In 2001, a law that requires that a Medical Officer be present for any circumcision was passed by government . However, traditional leaders say  it is an  infringement to their community rights. Circumcision is a traditional rite of passage for many boys in South Africa,  but with so many deaths reported , authorities have long campaigned to stop botched initiation ceremonies. ...
20 May 2013 - This week on The Justice Factor
The office of the  Public Protector has been established  to ostensibly strengthen constitutional democracy by investigating and redressing improper and prejudicial conduct, maladministration and abuse of power in state affairs amongst other things  . But last week Public Protector Thuli Madonsela was taken to task by Members of Parliament over some of the cases that she has taken ...
20 May 2013 - AFRICA 360 this week….
It has been fifty years since The Organization of African Unity, otherwise known as the OAU was formed. The main aim of the organization was to promote unity and solidarity among African states, as well as to intensify efforts to emancipate African people, who had long suffered under colonialism. But in 2002 this body was ...
20 May 2013 - This Thursday night on Tech Report
It seems to be the season of the Android, with the launch of a number of fantastic android headsets over the past year. ...
20 May 2013 - This week on Maggs on Media
Following the hysteria around JB’s recent visit to South Africa, Jason Levin of Hdi Youth Marketeers and Sean Brokensha, The Music Guru unpack the values of Brand Bieber – the first solo artist to have four TOP 40 singles before even releasing and album! ...
07 May 2013 - 3rd Degree’s ‘final’ broadcast and Debora Patta to leave the channels.
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06 May 2013 - This week on Maggs on Media
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06 May 2013 - On Against All Odds this week
Khayelihle Gumbi battled with alcohol for more than a decade. First he lost his job, and then his house, eventually ending up as a hobo. When he was eventually saved from self destruction, Khayelihle started a rehabilitation center in rural KwaZulu Natal.  Using his own experiences, the activist against drug and alcohol abuse, has found a winning-recipe to help stop the scourge. ...
08 April 2013 - State of the Nation Address on e.tv and eNCA
Join eNCA and e.tv this Thursday, 14 February for live coverage of the opening of parliament and the President's State of the Nation Address. President Jacob Zuma will set the agenda for the coming year. There will also be reaction, analysis and all the plumage and pageantry you've come to expect from this annual event. ...
08 April 2013 - eNCA announces premiere of new show, Outside Eye
As a dynamic country characterised by a series of controversial political, economic and social events, South Africa has always captured the world’s attention. The country’s international image is always under international scrutiny. After years of isolation, our first ever democratic elections confirmed our membership among the countries of the free world. The 2010 FIFA World Cup, ...
08 April 2013 - Africa 360: The 20th African Union Summit takes major decisions
The 20th African Union Summit  was held in Addis Ababa,  Ethiopia almost two weeks ago. The two- day gathering which coincided with the organization’s 50th  anniversary, was held under the theme of  “Pan Africanism and African Renaissance”. Besides the conflict in Mali,  African leaders also discussed ways to boost Africa’s economic development ...
08 April 2013 - eNCA announces the premiere of Movers and Shakers
In a country as rich and diverse as South Africa, there a many great men and women to admire. They are the brilliant thinkers of our time, they are captains of industry. They are heroes and heroines from our sports fields, the visionary entrepreneurs, the inspirational speakers and creative champions we would like to emulate. Movers & Shakers offers viewers the opportunity to get inside their ...
08 April 2013 - Africa’s commitment to help resolve Mali’s conflict
The African Union and West Africa’s regional bloc, ECOWAS, have been heavily criticised for what has been described as a lackluster response to the crisis in Mali. Now, African leaders have made several commitments to address the situation following the recent 20th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Some of these commitments include financial contributions to the African-led ...
08 April 2013 - Coverage plans for the ANC national elective conference
It’s 100 years old and the African National Congress is about to begin its most crucial National Conference yet. Mangaung 2012 will see either President Jacob Zuma or Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe lead the ANC for the next five years. Struggle icon Cyril Ramaphosa could finally get his chance and become the new Deputy President of the party. Whoever wins, whoever loses, eNCA will be ...
08 April 2013 - eNCA extends global reach
eNCA has extended its global reach even further just three months after launching its service to 10.5million households, in the UK and Ireland. Viewers outside of South Africa can now watch eNCA streamed live via Livestation. Livestation is a London based company which streams news services from around the world, including Al Jazeera, BBC, CNN and Bloomberg. Anyone outside of South Africa can ...
08 April 2013 - Lance Witten will resume on air duties
eNews sport anchor, Lance Witten, will resume his on air duties from Thursday 22nd November. Witten was suspended after posting inappropriate tweets about the death of a young woman at a recent Linkin Park concert in Cape Town. News management suspended Witten the following morning. ...
08 April 2013 - Sports Anchor Suspended
eNews has suspended sports anchor Lance Witten over Tweets relating to the Linkin Park concert tragedy last night, Wednesday 7th November. Witten’s comments do not reflect the views or values of our company. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the young woman who lost her life, and all those who were injured in this terrible accident. An internal inquiry into Mr Witten’s ...
08 April 2013 - Sky News’ Lukwesa Burak moves to eNCA Africa edition
Sky News anchor Lukwesa Burak has joined eNCA – Africa Edition and joins co-host Chris Maroleng to present the daily news programme at 8PM. Africa Edition delivers extensive coverage of Africa’s breaking stories with expert analysis and insight from prominent newsmakers, heads of state, and prolific figures. From in-depth analysis of the African economies to the latest sports ...
08 April 2013 - eNCA Weather hosts Atmospheric Summit
eNCA is at the forefront of Atmospheric science at the  SASAS (South African Society for Atmospheric Sciences) annual conference,  which will be held in Cape Town from 26 to 27 September  2012. The conference is taking place at the V & A Waterfront’s Breakwater Lodge . ...
08 April 2013 - Gola and the gang are back for Season 5 of Late Nite News
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08 April 2013 - eNews reveals name change ahead of its launch in the UK
South Africa’s first independent 24-hour television news service has unveiled its new name and logo. From 7pm on Sunday August 19th the eNews Channel will become known as eNews Channel Africa or eNCA (pronounced E.N.C.A). The new look service will also feature a redesign of its logo to incorporate the African continent into its brand identity. ...
08 April 2013 - eNews to launch in the UK
South Africa’s first independent 24 hour news service, the eNews Channel, can now confirm it will launch on the SKY digital satellite platform in the United Kingdom. The official launch date is still to be confirmed, but is expected to take place within a few weeks. Group Head of News, Patrick Conroy, says “This will give us access to over 10 million homes in the UK. What is really ...
08 April 2013 - eNCA scoops exclusive interview with China's new leader, President Xi Jinping
Ahead of the BRICS summit in Durban, new Chinese  President Xi Jinping has chosen to give his first foreign media interview to eNCA. In a world-exclusive, eNCA Asia Bureau Chief John Bailey got to speak to the secretive and private newly-appointed head of China. ...
26 November 2012 - eNCA extends global reach
eNCA has extended its global reach even further just three months after launching its service to 10.5million households, in the UK and Ireland. ...
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