When TV Came To South Africa
Apartheid South Africa finally launched the country's first TV service in 1976.
The apartheid government finally launched a TV service in 1976. For years the Afrikaner dominated government had opposed the introduction of television, believing it would undermine the Afrikaans language, culture and religion. Alex Last has been speaking to two people involved in the launch, presenter Heinrich Marnitz and sound engineer, Dave Keet.
Photo: South Africans gather around their new TV set in 1976 (BBC)