Newzroom Afrika, a South African 24-hour digital satellite television news channel that broadcasts across Africa on DStv, is one year old.
The news channel was launched by MultiChoice on DStv 405 and is a partnership between television production entrepreneurs Thabile Ngwato and Thokozani Nkosi, the network’s co-CEOs.
Nkosi said: “We couldn’t be prouder of the way our news team has responded to Covid-19 – the biggest story of our lifetimes – with courage, total commitment to their craft and unflinching professionalism. In one incredibly eventful news year, spanning everything from national elections to the coronavirus pandemic, Newzroom Afrika has cemented its place as the channel of choice for up-to-the-minute, authoritative news coverage, delivered with passion by our journalists and respected team of anchors.”
Ngwato added: “Our journey from new kid on the block a year ago to where we are now, as a trusted and valued presence in the daily lives of our viewers, has been earned through the relentless commitment of the entire team. But we know this is a highly competitive space and we have to maintain our edge or be left behind. We will use the occasion of our one-year anniversary to review our progress and accelerate our strategy to keep growing.”
The partners revealed that at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Newzroom Afrika would strive to give accurate reporting, fearless unbiased journalism and the human story pride of place in its reporting.
“The one thing that will not change is our absolute commitment to the truth; we will always tackle the issues head-on, with people at the centre of everything we do. Our stories have the power to stir emotions and stimulate debate and we are very conscious of the great responsibility that comes with that,” said Ngwato.
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