When was radio introduced in South Africa?

Radio broadcasting in South Africa began in 1923, under the auspices of South African Railways, before three radio services were licensed: the Association of Scientific and Technical Societies (AS&TS) in Johannesburg, the Cape Peninsular Publicity Association in Cape Town and the Durban Corporation, which began …

When did radio start in Africa?

The first radio broadcasts in Sub-Saharan Africa were made in the early 1920s. The earliest recording of a radio broadcast was made in 1923 in South Africa. It was Mendelssohn’s “Auf Fluegeln des Gesanges.” Kenya had its own radio station in 1927, followed by Mozambique in 1933, and Senegal in 1939.

When did SABC start broadcasting?

In 1950 the SABC launched its first commercial radio service, Springbok Radio. Experimental television broadcasts in the main cities of South Africa kicked off in 1975, with national broadcasts starting nationally on January 6 1976.

When was the first Japanese radio station opened?

Through efforts such as these, Japan’s first working crystal radio set was assembled in April 1925. On June 1, the JOBK radio station [now NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) Osaka] made Japan’s first successful radio transmission from a test station at the illustrious Mitsukoshi Department Store.

When did Nyan Nyan start?

The Nyan Cat video was first posted to YouTube on April 5, 2011. The original GIF came from artist Christopher Torres’s website. The name Pop Tart Cat comes from him, since that’s what he originally called it.

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What language is TV in South Africa?

SABC TV programmes in Afrikaans and other languages are now subtitled in English, but programmes in English are not usually subtitled in other languages, the perception being that all South Africans understand English.

Is Afrikaans a language?

Afrikaans is a southern African language. Today six in 10 of the almost seven million Afrikaans speakers in South Africa are estimated to be black. … Like several other South African languages, Afrikaans is a cross-border language spanning sizeable communities of speakers in Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe.

Does it snow in South Africa?

Snow is a rare occurrence, with snowfall having been experienced in May 1956, August 1962, June 1964, September 1981, August 2006 (light), on 27 June 2007, accumulating up to 10 centimetres (3.9 in) in the southern suburbs, and most recently on 7 August 2012.

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