Cape Town-Tuesday, 21 September 2021- The South African Broadcasting Corporation in the (SABC) Western Cape will celebrate Heritage Day this Thursday, and listeners are invited to join for the ride.  In celebrating the country’s collective heritage, SABC radio stations Good Hope FM, Radio Sonder Grense (RSG), and Umhlobo Wenene FM will take listeners on a journey through time.  The celebration themed, “the incidental Tourist” will take the form of a live travelling broadcast across the three platforms, sharing the rich history of the City’s key locations with listeners.
The broadcast will kick-off in the morning, with live crossings throughout the day offering a multi-lingual and tailored experience for listeners.  The route of discovery will take “passengers” to Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum, which tells the story of the Bo-Kaap’s origins dating back to the 1760s when numerous “huurhuisjes” (rental houses) were built and leased to slaves known as Cape Malays.
Another historic site that listeners can anticipate is District 6 where over 60,000 of its inhabitants were forcibly removed by the apartheid regime. Their story of suffering and dispossession has turned into a story of triumph as people are returning to their land from which they were evicted many years ago when it was deemed a “whites only” area.   Listeners can anticipate other iconic points of interest that reflect the rich heritage of the city, and the people who live in and around it.
Western Cape Regional Operations Manager, Kenneth Makatees says “unlike any other entity in the region, the SABC platforms in the Cape have the ability to reflect the breadth and depth of our regional diversity and heritage.  This year’s heritage journey is a prime example of how the national public broadcaster can use its platforms to reach millions of listeners, in their own languages to share a common history”.
The public is encouraged to tune into any of the three (3) SABC stations and experience the Cape like never before and discover what makes this region one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country and across the globe.
Media are welcome to join the tour:
Contact:  Ms. Che Che Mazoka, Regional Communications/Stakeholder
076 893 1909
About SABC
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is South Africa’s only public service broadcaster, established 85 years ago, in 1936. The corporation currently boasts nineteen (19) radio stations and six (6) television channels and has aggressively expanded its platforms to include digital platforms, reflecting the changing consumption patterns of its audiences. In 2013, the Corporation launched its 24-hour SABC News Channel 404, which has fast become a market leader since its inception. The SABC News division further extended its services to online and digital platforms with the launch of the SABC News App in 2019. The corporation launched its 24-Hour Sports Channel in April 2021 on the Openview platform, channel 124.The Sports Channel is also available on the SABC’s DTT service and TelkomONE’s mobile platform. In its commitment to fulfilling its mandate, the SABC will continue to play a critical role in ensuring that nation-building and social cohesion are promoted by acquiring and scheduling content that reflects South African stories on its radio, television and digital platforms.
Issued By:                           Group Communications
Media Enquiries:                 Ms. Gugu Ntuli (Group Executive: Corporate Affairs and Marketing)|T. 011 714 3311|C. 071 877 0513