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South Africa’s voice on shortwave goes silent

Shortwave is where radio communication began. Once a powerful voice to tell the story of South Africa to the world, this voice has gone silent as Sentech closed down its shortwave broadcasting facility at Bloemendal near Meyerton on 30 March 2019. Sentech inherited South Africa’s Bloemendal shortwave radio station near Meyerton when Radio RSA was […]

Does SA need digital sound broadcasting?

Icasa has launched an enquiry into digital broadcasting. Does this mean that South Africa will soon get digital sound broadcasting, which has been available in the rest of the world for decades? If the migration to digital terrestrial television (DTT) is anything to go by, it may still be decades away! Nevertheless, Icasa has started […]

ICASA takes community broadcasting on review

  Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has announced that it will take community broadcasting, both radio and television, under review. In a Government Gazette (40660) published on 3 March 2017, the authority gave notice that in accordance with the ICASA Act 13 of 2000. Community broadcasting services were formalised in 1994 when the […]

Digital radio – an option for South Africa?

  Radio technology has seen very little innovation and development since FM stereo was introduced in the 1960s. It was the sound revolution of the time but FM also caused the demise of the AM and shortwave services of the SABC and LM Radio. In 2002 the Southern Africa Digital Broadcasting Association (SADIBA) issued a report […]

Digital radio – which way will South Africa go?

  Radio technology has seen very little innovation and development since FM stereo was introduced in the 1960s.  It was the sound revolution of the time, but little has happened since FM took over local broadcasting. It caused the demise of AM stations and the shortwave services of the SABC and LM radio. The Southern […]