TV switchover will create jobs - Zuma

2011-02-10 20:34

Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma says jobs will be created as South Africa converts its national broadcasting system from analogue to digital.

South Africa's ageing TV system is to change to a new digital format over the coming years. It was supposed to have happened on November 1 after a three-year period of dual-illumination, when both the old analogue and the new digital signals were being transmitted. However, this deadline looks increasingly unrealistic.

"In communications, we have committed to convert our television and radio signals from the analogue platform to the more advanced digital signal, which will enable quality pictures and sound."

He went on to say that jobs will be created in manufacturing, packaging, distribution and installation.

  • el - 2011-02-10 21:22

    They did not say that all tv and radio will still be working. Lot of people gonna be pissed

  • CPHE - 2011-02-11 08:04


  • Jack McRip - 2011-02-11 08:31

    Not if the state(taxpayers) issues everyone(previously disadvantaged) with an HD TV. fofreeee!

  • James - 2011-02-11 09:39

    how many people does it take to change a transmitter on the ground at all 100 and something towers in the country? Sounds like pie in the sky to me Get lost Mr President, you do noy have a hope of delivering.

  • stretch - 2011-02-11 10:05

    @Jack McRip - you don't need a HD TV for DTT, you need a decoder. And @el - no - analogue TV will be be no more. So - although the process is indeed flawed as there are decoder costs and the small issue of the DTT standard still being argued, it doesn't help being a naysayer just because you're a whiny South African. Get your facts straight before you shout your mouth of - that way you won't look as much of an idiot.

  • NO NATIONALISATION - 2011-02-11 10:10

    LMAO @el

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