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South Africa moving from analogue to digital tv

The world is indeed going digital, whether we’re ready or not is inconsequential but we just have to adapt.

This morning, MTN sent the following message:

Analogue TV will be switched off soon. Households with monthly income of R3200 or less can get a free GoDigital decoder from their nearest Post Office

The department of Telecommunications and Postal Services anticipates that the switch-off, which will be done state-by-state, will be completed by March 2022.

The switch over to digital comes after a reviewed implementation process initiated by Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams with the ultimate aim to eliminate inefficiencies and bottlenecks.

Ndabeni-Abrahams said: “As it is in the interest of the country that the broadcasting digital migration is completed to free up much-needed spectrum, we are redoubling our efforts to accelerate the project.

“We have adopted an inclusive approach to educate the public about the digital migration project and the options available to consumers, including those television viewing households that do not qualify for the government-subsidised set-top-boxes.”


About Constance van Niekerk

Constance van Niekerk, (Connie V) is a creative writer, poet, music lover, spoken word artist, freelance writer, blogger and educator. She has contributed to several anthologies and published her own collection, Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection available for purchase on all Amazon Stores Worldwide. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Connect with her on Facebook and Linkedin.


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