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GOvERN­mENt IS HARD At wORk to en­sure house­holds reg­is­ter for set-top boxes, as the

Si­bonelo Ma­sondo (68) is a pen­sioner who loves sport on tele­vi­sion and watch­ing his favourite soc­cer teams play is the only thing he looks for­ward to ev­ery week­end.

But poor tele­vi­sion sig­nal at his vil­lage means Ma­sondo is un­able to fully en­joy the games. He is one of many South Africans liv­ing in re­mote parts of the coun­try who are sub­jected to a poor qual­ity TV picture and ra­dio sig­nal. This is one of the rea­sons South Africa has joined hun­dreds of other coun­tries in mov­ing from an ana­logue tele­vi­sion sig­nal to a more ef­fi­cient dig­i­tal ter­res­trial tele­vi­sion (DTT) sig­nal.

From the 1970s, when TV started in South Africa, the coun­try used ana­logue sig­nals and some broad­cast­ers such as SABC TV and ra­dio sta­tions are still us­ing this tech­nol­ogy. Govern­ment is now in the process of mak­ing the tran­si­tion to DTT and the Depart­ment of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions has been tasked with en­sur­ing all South Africans are able to make the switch.

Bet­ter qual­ity TV and ra­dio

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