The SABC was the main broadcaster of the 1994 elections. The public broadcaster had the momentous task of bringing South Africa’s first democratic elections to every household via its Radio and TV channels.
We caught up with two renowned SABC News personalities to look back at what it felt like to be part of this historic event.
Freek Robinson started working at the public broadcaster in 1975, this before SABC even started sending its first television signal to the airwaves.
Robinson shares his experience of being part of this massive broadcast team. Listen below:
John Mattison, who was an Executive Editor for Radio during the 1994 elections, speaks on how the SABC undertook to broadcast the elections on Radio in 1994. Listen below: