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15th June 2024

Civil society organisations to challenge government plans to disconnect analogue TV signals

Several civil society organisations and a community television channel are reportedly campaigning against the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies’ plan to switch off all analogue TV signals in South Africa by the end of March this year. The group alleges that the switch-off would leave 14 million people without access to free-to-air TV. South Africa’s broadcast migration plan started in 2006, and the country has missed some of its targets to complete this process. People’s Media Consortium Spokesperson, Hassan Logart shares more.