The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), will be embarking on the ‘Make Your Voices Heard Campaign’, a process that will engage with our audience on our content offering.
This in line with our mandate, as prescribed by the Broadcasting Act 1999, of South Africa, which stipulates that we need to have regular feedback sessions, in order to incorporate the public’s opinions on programming.
All 18 radio stations will use their various programmes on Tuesday 07 August and Wednesday 08 August to get feedback on its programming content, such as music and its news and current affairs offerings.
Listeners will have an opportunity to talk with the respective Station Managers. The public can also participate on the radio stations and social media platforms of Facebook and Twitter.
The 3 Television Channels will use their live programmes (Shift, Matric’s Uploaded and YOTV on SABC 1, Morning Live and Hectic Nine-9 on SABC 2 and 3 Talk on SABC 3) to engage with the public.
Viewers will be able to comment on television content via social networks (Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Mxit and WhatsApp) or post remarks on email@example.com.
In addition, television will broadcast PSA’s with the same message to solicit responses from Tuesday 07 August to Friday 10 August.
The SABC’s Acting Chief Operations Officer, Mr. Hlaudi Motsoeneng, said “We have embarked on this exercise, as from time to time, we need to touch base with the public that we serve. The feedback that we receive will prove invaluable, as it will give shape and context to the kind of programming that we will create and purchase in the near future”. He further went on to say that “it will also give an indication of what we are doing right and wrong as an organisation”.
The SABC urges the public to become involved in this process and make their voices heard, as we strive to bring public value in all that we do, from broadcasting to our community initiatives.
The public can contact the SABC’s call centre on 011 714 9111 to get information on all programming and send all programme related comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.