SABC launches 24hr channel

File: The SABC has welcomed the labour court decision. eNCA

JOHANNESBURG - The SABC has launched its 24-hour news channel.

The Public Broadcaster hopes it will strengthen public engagement in mainstream media.

The channel, which went live at 6pm today, was launched by President Jacob Zuma.

It&39;s expected to flight news in different languages.

The SABC is following on the footsteps of eNCA, which has been running a 24-hour news service since 2008.

Speaking at the launch Zuma remembered the signing of the country’s constitution into law.

"The launch of this channel should take forward our enjoyment of this hard won constitutional right by diversifying the news currently on offer, and provide an indigenous perspective."

He reminded those gathered of how Madiba had urged all South Africans to work together in building a united democratic non-racial and non-sexist South Africa.

"We trust that this channel will seize the opportunity to cover South Africa beyond stories of crime and corruption, and open another window to this beautiful country that has achieved a lot in a short space of time.”

 

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