Saturday, September 16, 2006

Launch of first community television


By Odette Ismail
16 September 2006

The launch of the first Community television in Cape Town will be launched on Saturday. The station will be broadcasting only from may next year.

The television station will broadcast issues on local culture, news and current affairs. Karen Thorne one of the station’s steering committee members told the Cape Argus that Capetonians can look forward to having their voices heard.

The launch will take place at its annual general meeting at the Community House in Salt River. There it will be decided on a strategic plan as well as adopt a constitution and elect members to be on the station’s board.

Thorne says that in order to maintain the ownership of the community radio television is to place it in the hands of the community, representatives from non-profit organisations will nominate representatives to the board.

The station is not quite running independently but will operate through the SABC for two hours a week.

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