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3 Aug, 2013

South Africa: SABC Launches 24-Hour News Channel

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Thursday officially launched its 24-hour news channel.

Officially launching the channel at the SABC studios in Auckland Park, President Jacob Zuma said it should take forward the constitutional right of citizens to have diversified news.

Zuma said that South Africa’s Constitution allowed for freedom of expression, including freedom of the press.

“We know the power of broadcasting,” said Zuma, referring to broadcasting milestones such as images of the snaking of queues of South Africa’s first democratic elections on 27 April 1994.

Read the rest: allAfrica.com: South Africa Launches 24-Hour News Channel.