- Sep 22, 2005
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) began test transmissions in Johannesburg on 5 May 1975, followed in July by ones in Cape Town and Durban.
The SABC started a regular, countrywide television service on this day (5 January) in 1976.
There was only one channel with airtime divided evenly between English and Afrikaans, alternating between the two languages.
South Africa was one of the last countries in the world to get a regular television service.
So our digital migration is not that slow after all ...