Saturday, 18 February 2017
For Immediate Release
CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF MAMA WINNIE MADIKIZELA-MANDELA
It is with heavy hearts that the nation learnt of the passing of mama Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela-Mandela, affectionately known as “the mother of the nation”. As an anti-apartheid activist and a struggle icon, she is deeply entrenched in the history of our beloved country.
On behalf of SENTECH, I extend our deepest condolences to the Madikizela and Mandela families, their friends and to the nation.
As the daughter of the soil returns home, a great cry reverberates throughout our nation.
Uwile umth’omkhulu, isizwe silahlekelwe. Lala ngoxolo MaNgutyana, uwuhambile umgama wakho, ugqatso lwakho ulufezile. uMzantsi Afrika uyabulela ngegalelo lakho. Phumla ngoxolo, Msuthu, Msengeshe
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SENTECH, a South African State Owned Company (SOC) is the premier provider of electronic communications network services to the country’s broadcasting and communications industry. We provides broadcast transmission services to SABC, eTV, MNet, Community Broadcasters, and over 150 Radio Stations country wide on a daily basis. Our infrastructure and data communications platforms also provide services to South Africa’s telecoms sector and mobile providers. SENTECH is mandated by the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) to drive the migration of the country’s broadcasting services from Analogue to Digital. We have implemented world class Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) and a universal access Direct-To-Home (DTH) satellite platform service to ensure access to Digital Television for the country’s people. Our DVB-T2 network will replace the current analogue infrastructure when Analogue Switch Off is announced by Government. To date, the DTT network successfully covers 100% of country’s population through 84% reach via the DVB-T2 terrestrial network and the remaining 16% via the Satellite DTH network. SENTECH is now focused on developing and rolling out open-access multiscreen platforms that will enrich SA’s digital content distribution industry.