Broadcast In Brief


- Multi-million record selling US hip-hop phenomenon The Game is to headline the debut edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain (MAMA) on 22 November 2008.

- Thousands of people from the close-knit rural community of Heuningvlei in the Northern Cape were overwhelmed when they heard they would be able to watch television and listen to the radio for the first time in their lives. The Minister of Communication, Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, made the announcement on Saturday, 25 October 2008, before switching on television and radio transmitters at the Kgalagadi Nodal Point, during an imbizo in the area.The initiative, which is a partnership between the Department of Communications, South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and Sentech, will provide 66 villages in the north-west of the province with access to television and radio programmes.