On the morning of Thursday, 10 June, about 20,000 community members from Ekulindeni near Badplaas in the Mpumalanga Province, will have access to television and radio signal transmission, in time for the kick-off of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
The new low power transmitter in Ekulindeni will officially be switched on by the Minister of Communications, General (Ret) Siphiwe Nyanda.
The installation of the transmitter is a partnership between the Ministry of Communications, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and state signal distributor, Sentech.
This initiative is part of the Ministry’s programme to ensure access to Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) to urban and rural communities in the country.
The switch on will ensure that the communities are part of the World Cup event as they will have access to the live coverage of the 64 matches broadcast by the SABC through TV and radio.