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Shifting perspectives: a history of Shifty Records

In a time of political turmoil and severe cultural repression, Shifty Records produced indie South African bands promoting free thought, and challenging apartheid. The record company, initially operating out of a caravan, grew to record some of the country's most important South African music.

‘Crazy enough to make it happen’

Set on an 18th-century Caribbean island, the action-packed TV series Black Sails was shot at the Cape Town Film Studios. While it is due...

2010 TV opportunity for youth

The 2010 Fifa World Cup offers many obvious benefits for tourism and the economy, but now the global football extravaganza will also help anyone interested in a career in television broadcasting to get a foot in the door.

Fujitsu Siemens in BEE 'first'

Digital TV: US fund ‘could help’

The Department of Communications is to approach the US-based Universal Service Fund to help finance set-top box subsidies in South Africa, if the National Treasury turns down its request to subsidise some five million set-top boxes, at a cost of about R2.45-billion.
Fujitsu Siemens in BEE 'first'

South African TV goes digital

South Africa enters a new era in broadcasting on 1 November, when the country officially starts the conversion of its television broadcasting signal from analogue to digital technology. There will be a three-year "dual-illumination" period, after which the analogue signal will be switched off.

SowetoTV goes on air

South Africa's largest township got its own community television station this month, as SowetoTV started broadcasting from the Tloreng Primary School in Orlando West, Soweto.

Digital TV for SA by 2010

SA pay-TV playing field opens up

Multichoice Africa's 12-year monopoly over South Africa's pay-TV market has ended. The country's regulator has awarded four new broadcasting licences, setting the stage for a wider range of content and more affordable subscription television services.
SowetoTV goes on air

SowetoTV goes on air

South Africa's largest township got its own community television station this month, as SowetoTV started broadcasting from the Tloreng Primary School in Orlando West, Soweto.
Digital TV for SA by 2010

Digital TV for SA by 2010

State-owned signals provider Sentech is on course to providing about 80% digital terrestrial transmission coverage by the start of the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa.
South African TV via the web

South African TV via the web

Howzit, Hallo daar, Molo, Sawabona! Fancy tuning in to Egoli, Carte Blanche, Boots 'n All, Casper Rasper and much more homegrown South African entertainment - from overseas?

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