State of the Nation: Schedule changes

2013-02-14 10:09
Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address will take place in Parliament on Thursday and according to the South African Government's official website, the ceremony will be aired on various media platforms.

From TV to radio, even online, South Africans can tune in to watch President Zuma address the nation for the year ahead.

Due to the proceedings, normal programming will be disrupted.

We take a look at what channels will be broadcasting the ceremony live, and what programming will fall away:


SABC2 has announced that the following programmes will be disrupted on Thursday 14 February from 18:00:

The investigative talk show Leihlo La Sechaba, which would have aired at 18:00, will fall away. The precession for the State of the Nation will start at 18:00.

TVSA reports that daily soap 7de Laan will also not be aired during its normal timeslot at 18:30. SABC2 has however announced that the episode which was due to be aired on Thursday evening, will be aired on Friday evening at 18:00, followed by Friday's episode at 18:30.

The Afrikaans News and X- Factor USA will fall away, with the State of the Nation Address starting at 19:00 and ending off at 20:30.

Normal programming is due to resume at 20:30.

The official website of the South African Government has reported that will also be screening the State of the Nation Address from 19:00.

This means that all programming from 19:00 will fall away.

Thursday's episode of Scandal will be aired at 18:30, while will cross over to the proceedings and formal address at 19:00.

The Thursday night movie, Juno, will air at 20:30.

eNCA will also screen the address from 19:00 on channel 403 for DStv premium subscribers.


According to SABC's official website, many of its radio stations, such as RSG, 5FM and Metro FM, will be crossing over at 19:00 to cover the State of the Nation Address live.

This will mean that all planned programming from 19:00 to 20:30 will be interrupted.


The address will also be streamed online on the SABC website as from 19:00 until 20:30.

A live broadcast will also be featured on the South African Government's official website from 19:00.

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