The community will for the first time have access to the full range of programming on the SABC’s television services, allowing the citizens access to SABC 1, 2 and 3 as well as radio station RSG.
The infrastructures of these low-powered transmitters are funded through the payment of television licence fees by the South African public. The total infrastructure investment for the establishment of the three television and one radio service is around the region of R150, 000.
Kaizer Kganyago, SABC Spokesperson said “making a real difference to the lives of all South Africans is what the SABC is committed to delivering in terms of its public broadcasting mandate. Funding this obligation is no easy task, and the pro-active collection of television licence fees countrywide goes a long way towards providing broadcasting services to the millions of South Africans who tune in to radio or television services on a daily basis.
In line with its mandate of providing universal access, the SABC will continue with the roll-out of similar transmitters where there is no accessibility to broadcasting services throughout the country.