Minister of Communications takes the Broadcasting Digital Migration public awareness campaign to Ramatlabama Village in the North West
Through the programme called Setsokotsane, the North West provincial government has been a strong supporter of the broadcasting digital migration, encouraging people in public platforms to register for the set-top-boxes
Minister Muthambi will be accompanied by provincial government executives
Minister of Communications Ms Faith Muthambi will lead a public awareness campaign to inform community members of Ramatlabama Village in the North West province about government’s Broadcasting Digital Migration this coming Saturday, the1st of April of 2017. Minister Muthambi will be accompanied by provincial government executives.
Through the programme called Setsokotsane, the North West provincial government has been a strong supporter of the broadcasting digital migration, encouraging people in public platforms to register for the set-top-boxes. The Department of Communications has worked closely with the provincial leadership to drive broadcasting digital migration public awareness.
Ramatlabama village is located on the boarder of South Africa and Botswana. “We have been prioritizing towns and villages that are close to national borders where there could be potential television signal interference. Our goal is to ensure that there is zero signal interference,” explained Muthambi.
In 2015 Minister Muthambi visited her Botswana counterpart, Minister of Communications Tshenolo Mabeo in Gaborone, to discuss issues of potential frequency spectrum interference and how to mitigate the risk.
Notes to Editors about DTT registration in the North West:
- Total projected qualifying households with functional TVs in the province: 398 231 (Borderline areas only: 104 809)
- Total STB registrations processed for the period ending 24 March 2017: 8 527 (8% of borderline areas)
- Current average monthly registrations processed by the SA Post Office (SAPO) up to 24 March 2017: 5 167
- Current average daily registrations processed by SAPO: 258 per day
Details for the event
Venue: Ramatlabama Six Hundred Sports Ground, Mahikeng
Date: 1st of April, 2017
Time: 09:00 am
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information.