ANN7 presenter lashes out at haters

2013-08-26 12:22
Johannesburg - Model and ANN7 TV presenter Sheena Deepnarain has lashed out at critics for the harsh criticism South Africa's third 24-hour news channel has received since its launch last week.

Shortly after the news channel from Infinity Media launched, with the powerful and politically connected Gupta family and President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane Zuma as investors, it’s been plagued by cringeworthy on-air mistakes.

Clips from the news channel's live bloopers have been popping up all over YouTube as viewers caught the shocking moments on video.

However all the ANN7 clips have since been removed due to copyright claims by Aiplex Software Pvt Ldt. Aiplex Software Pvt Ldt is a company based in India contracted by the MPAA to deliver copyright notices to websites that they deem violate copyright laws.

According to Deepnarain, producer and presenter of the ANN7 show HashTag, she is grateful for the opportunity she has been given by the news channel.

This is an unedited version of Deepnarain’s response that she posted on Facebook:

"With all the cynicism going around #ANN7 at this point I’ve decided to add my bit, read it, don’t read it, take from it or don’t I just needed to get it out there.

For the record I am proud to be apart of ANN7 – Channel 405DSTV.

Having worked in the industry for just over a decade, my industry friends and I know how difficult the road has been, not because thereisn’t talent out there but because the opportunities are few and far apart.

There was a need for someone or some company to take that chance and invest in the youth of the media and entertainment industry and that was ANN7.

And for that I am grateful to ANN7 and admire ANN7.

Let me explain…

Take a bunch of graduates from a graduate class at an artsand culture college for example in South Africa.

Say 20 graduated, how many are actually working in the industry that they planned to work in? In entertainment, probably 2 -5 out of 20, because in this industry, there are not enough opportunities, and with the cost of living out there, hustling isn’t an option for many, we need some sort of stable income.

A lot of people who invest years of going to auditions, studying drama, journalism etc. turn to other careers, not because they want to but because they sadly have to.

ANN7 believed in the youth and went on a massive recruitment campaign to hire graduates within the industry and invest in them and provide them with a much-needed platform. They were the ones who took this chance andare also getting the negative that goes with it, but still they stand by our careers and us.

Whilst there is a vast number of errors and mistakes, South Africa is really watching ANN7 revolutionize an industry that needed it,mistakes and all.

In a few years down the line, when the channel has overcome this negative road and is successful, which I do believe it will be, the people who stood by it would stand by the saying “Stand for something, or fall for anything.” And I stand for ANN7 along with the rest of the hardworking team of ANN7.

At ANN7 we value valid critics.

But like a lot of what is going on, is that people are making fun of News Anchors, Presenters etc., who were brave enough to put their heads on the line and pave the path for others to follow down the line and this saddens me.

Even though you spend years studying, theory for me in this industry probably gets you to complete 20% of the job, the rest (80%) is achieved by practicality. Most aren’t exposed to practicality and now that they are given the opportunity the country sits back and laughs when really these young people should be encouraged as they will only improve with practice as it comes by being provided with this opportunity.

With all that said, say what you want now about ANN7,comment, hate but ANN7 is the start of great things to come…."


  • Compos Mentis - 2013-08-26 12:33

    We don't expect much... just be professional... LMAO but you all looked like wannabe Grade 8 student presenters.

      Foc Us - 2013-08-26 12:53

      @Sheena .... I will take side bets that NONE of those presentations were rehearsed before the time .... I bet you lot thought ... hey this is EASY we always smile in front of cameras .... but wake and smell the roses ... the real world is rather different ... as you realised by now.

      Kwajo Musa - 2013-08-26 13:40

      May be this beautiful lady Sheena need to understand. We are not complaining about the quantity of news ANN7days is showing. The quality of news reading is bad. Its not about being youth or not. Its about what you are reading. Sheena you guys at ANN7 make those kids at Yo-Tv perfect. How can you call Roger De sa as Roger De S.A? Please just perform and stop Tjatjaraking.

      Caine Abel - 2013-08-26 13:49

      Is any practice runs done before you guys go the looks of it none us done .....c'mon live tv cant be the practice ground surely.....

      Jo Barton - 2013-08-26 13:55

      it's good to be given the opportunity. Nothing wrong with that. the problem is that you have to be professional in what you do. Did you have auditions or interviews for this job?

      Johan Grundling - 2013-08-26 14:03

      The quality of this article is just as pathetic as ANN7!

      Simon Berry - 2013-08-26 14:25

      Oh, they are models, well that explains it. The guptas hired a bunch of pretty faces that know f-all about news reading or even the material they are supposed to be reading. lol

      Karen Glautier - 2013-08-26 16:36

      I wanted to correct her grammar, but there are far too many errors.... She has mixed or erred on all her cliches.

      Bullet Proof - 2013-08-26 16:43

      Unbiased reporting is what we want..... not an anc mouth piece

      Bullet Proof - 2013-08-26 17:22

      WTF is this tart?

      Danie Theron - 2013-08-26 20:09

      The Guptas should stick to bribing judjes - they are far better at it.

      George Smit - 2013-08-26 21:56

      Is this what we are to expect from our youth then? Why not get Riaan Cruywagen to teach you a few lessons. Oh no, I forgot, he took 20 years to get to the top. That's way to long for the Gupta news team! I wonder who, besides the Zuma and Gupta families watch this lot ?

      Johan Fou - 2013-08-27 09:10

      "However all the ANN7 clips have since been removed due to copyright claims by Aiplex Software Pvt Ldt. Aiplex Software Pvt Ldt " Well, they'll never be able to completely take everything off youtube. lol

      Chrono Man - 2013-08-27 09:15

      The problem with just about all of the ANN7 announcers/hosts is that they do not possess the required reading skills. They stutter, repeat, do not read with the correct intonation and some of them have weird pronunciations. They all seem out of their depth. Their appointment reflects the standards of their bosses. Apart from that I want to know: over the wekeend there was a very long slot earmarked for Sports documentaries. During that whole slot no sports programs were shown. Hehe.

      Léviter Au-dessus des Montagnes-Bleues - 2013-08-27 09:37

      How Indian imports can INSTANTLY become "untouchables"!!!! Be a part of ANN7 ba_n_a_l productions! Go back to Mumbai Sheena and carry out the mandates of Mazibuye.

      Freddie Kruger - 2013-08-27 10:03

      Listen to that airhead's she trying to say that the channel is a coolege circus? then they must move from channel 405 to channel 301...train your people...we dont care if your presenters are took you one attempt to land a plane full of 200 passengers at our military please no excuses!

      Andro du Plessis - 2013-08-28 09:01

      The reason ANN7 is getting so many viewers is because of the total disbelief of seeing such a fallacy on live television. I am certainly not a professional newsreader, but I would definitely not let myself be embarrassed like this. Why do you think they give candidate attorneys a two year clerkship before they are allowed to register as professionals... Same goes for Accountants. Doctors have to study for seven years before registering. If you think that "Michelle Clarke" is the captain of the Australian cricket team you should ask yourself this question: "Am I really equipped to do the sport report on a 'serious' 24hour news channel?" "Grand Pri-X"??!! "Roger de S.A."?! the list doesn't stop at sport reporting... The outrage and 'bad press' is not about the opportunity that has been afforded to the young presenters, it is about the total disregard for professional news reporting.

      Teboho Molaoa - 2013-08-28 12:39

      I think i will spare my money for the coming comedy show and just attend ANN7

  • Rendani Nevhulaudzi - 2013-08-26 12:43

    ANN7 must move to the cartoon section

      Compos Mentis - 2013-08-26 12:50

      NO!! Cartoons have professionals in charge.

      Grimble Grumble - 2013-08-26 12:56

      I'm so stupid, thought the name was ANC7.

      Mr Badbones - 2013-08-26 13:34

      How about "Gupta TV" ..... he he

      Bob Pacak - 2013-08-26 14:37

      No...change the name to GUPTA'S PARA'S CHANNEL

      Teevee Gupta - 2013-08-26 15:12

      You are all so nasty and all. Don't worry my dear, these wanting colonial tv dont understand quality.

      Jo Lekkading - 2013-08-26 15:35

      Lol @ teevee ... Why the thumbs down, don't the people understand irony? Humour? Sarcasm?

      Victor van der Walt - 2013-08-26 16:51

      Only a doff gupta would apreciate such crap.

      Parys Fotograaf - 2013-08-26 18:31

      No, they will ruin it.

      Johan Fou - 2013-08-27 09:10

      "However all the ANN7 clips have since been removed due to copyright claims by Aiplex Software Pvt Ldt. Aiplex Software Pvt Ldt " Well, they'll never be able to completely take everything off youtube. lol

      Freddie Kruger - 2013-08-27 10:17

      @tevee gupta...ANC7 / ANN7 ?

      Ernica Stanford - 2013-08-27 11:22

      And specifically aired in ladies and gents rooms (toilets) around the country. At least they'll be where they belong.

  • Chaze Damonze - 2013-08-26 12:44

    I have seen high school theatre productions run better. Don't blame the inexperienced people, they needed training and experience and you threw them in the deep end. Probably hired them for cheaper employees...

      Johan Fou - 2013-08-27 09:10

      "However all the ANN7 clips have since been removed due to copyright claims by Aiplex Software Pvt Ldt. Aiplex Software Pvt Ldt " Well, they'll never be able to completely take everything off youtube. lol

      John A Deer - 2014-10-02 11:17

      CHEAP Labor, where does a "Indian" pay good wages. They are all Criminals. Mac Maharaj rides on Zuma's back to enrich himself. They are all the same. Worse than Jews.

  • jeremy thorpe - 2013-08-26 12:45

    Of course, what ANN7 (stupid name!) should have done was take on industry professionals to start with - and then gradually bring in talented, but inexperienced graduates. That's what eTV did - and it certainly worked for them! However, most competent TV professionals don't actually want to work for company tainted with the Gupta name, so ANN7 probably had no option but to take on inexperienced graduates - and the results were there for all of us to see - and laugh or cringe at!

      jeremy thorpe - 2013-08-26 12:59

      I meant to add that silly Sheena lashing out at the media and the public isn't exactly going to help win friends and influence people. What she should be doing is apologising profusely and promising that things will get better.....

      Johnny Better - 2013-08-27 10:11

      I wonder who is going to watch this crap. After all the hype is gone, who in their right mind will click over to that crappy channel ?

      Louise Cook - 2013-08-28 01:39

      @Johnny Better: Sheena's friends and family!

  • Sibusiso Zwana - 2013-08-26 12:54

    You need not to defend what is blatantly clear to even those who are blind, yours is to try by all means and correct the predicament.

  • Jon Low - 2013-08-26 12:55

    It's an EPIC fail -- unsurpassed, even in India. ANN7 is like Fawlty Towers, except that the latter was meant to be absurd comedy.

  • Teyim Khan - 2013-08-26 13:00

    Hahahahah, her comments is proof of her immaturity. Practicals are done behind the scene and only brought to light when experienced enough. What i see at ANN is more like "in the making" of the news. This channel should really be taken to the comic or cartoon section of DSTV line ups

  • Amanda Smit - 2013-08-26 13:05

    She might have a pretty face but no brains

      Bob Pacak - 2013-08-26 13:42


      Sandra Rennie - 2013-08-27 12:12

      Who needs brains when you look like Sheena ! Come on now you lot, quit the criticism. Its uncalled for. This is a new channel - they should have just got Debra Patta to launch it ! Other than that I watched a bit of it last night. Not bad at all.

      Sh Oosh - 2013-08-27 17:44

      @ Sandra, not bad at all. Really? Standards a bit low. Ag for entertainment value I see your point ;)

  • Binne Goed - 2013-08-26 13:10

    There's a new girl on SABC 2 Afrikaans news. I didn't see her making any bloopers either during her first broadcast or since. It's all about getting the right people to do the job.

      Jo Lekkading - 2013-08-26 15:36

      That's because she was hired for her actual talents, and not because of who she may be related to.

      Louise Cook - 2013-08-28 01:45

      I also saw her - she was slightly tentative at first but it's clear she was trained properly. Yes, that's when a viewer feels supportive of the new news reader - when they can at least demonstate skill.

  • Lydon Daniel McGrane - 2013-08-26 13:11

    Lecturing the public on how they should accept such mediocrity is disgraceful. Everything about this channel thus far has screamed "unprofessional" and this just adds to it. It's an insult.

      Jaco Jan Le Roux - 2013-08-26 14:09

      What is more of an insult, they trying to sell propaganda and a false picture of south africa to the rest of the world. Only showing the good side.. What about all the rapes, violent murders, violent strikes and all else which the news channels in south africa are trying to hide from the rest of the world. Luckily there is a lot of information via 'other' channels who are now reflecting the 'REAL south africa" as well and the message are getting out there and it is starting to work..

      Justin4aSecond - 2013-08-27 09:21

      "However all the ANN7 clips have since been removed due to copyright claims by Aiplex Software Pvt Ldt. Aiplex Software Pvt Ldt " Well, they'll never be able to completely take everything off youtube. lol

  • Colin Spear - 2013-08-26 13:13

    I get what she is saying. Its true for almost any sector of the economy. Its difficult to break into most jobs. Mentorship and apprenticeship is a rare occurrence. But in those cases you don't plonk a learner or newly graduated onto the shop floor and run a large enterprise off that. You need experienced, professional people to nurture their raw talent. What ANN7 did was laughable. Putting fledgling presenters on air and coupling that with obviously newbie camera, sound and lighting technicians, along with in experienced continuity staff is just ridiculous. To justify this you may as well justify graduate doctors operating without supervision, newly qualified pilots flying planes with a newly qualified pilot as a co-pilot. If your internet went down and the answer at the call centre was "sorry I'm new and the technician is new but we'll figure it out as we go along" would you be happy about that?

      Colin Spear - 2013-08-26 13:16

      I'll add to my essay and say that in 1975 there was nobody in this country who had worked in television before...yet I remember those programs well. Riaan Crywagen, Michael DeMorgan, Adrian Steed amongst many names that I can mention who were true professionals, who worked under much more "primitive" circumstances and you'll have to look far to find mistakes of the monumental proportions of ANN7.

      jeremy thorpe - 2013-08-26 13:43

      Hi Colin, I worked with all three of those very professional gentlemen you mention - and you're right, they WERE very professional. I wasn't at the SABC right at the beginning of TV - I came along a few years later - but as far as I recall, the SABC got one thing right...right up to the late 90's they always brought in overseas trainers if they were needed! Nowadays though - all the talent is at eTV!

      Louise Cook - 2013-08-28 01:47

      Spot on!

  • Richard Monyeki - 2013-08-26 13:14

    You said it mouthful lady. There are lots of armed chair critics who could provide no alternative to anything. All they know is negatively criticizing hard working people while on their way to the to top. While ANN7 is counter among the best in the world the same people with nothing to show this world will resort to jealousy

      jeremy thorpe - 2013-08-26 13:45

      Richard, you're a complete idiot. ANN7 is right at the bottom of the pile. eTV is at the top, with the SABC somewhere in between. And if you want the best - I'd suggest you get DSTV.....

      Jo Lekkading - 2013-08-26 13:50

      What is an "armed chair critic"? Is that a critic who sits in a chair holding a gun, or is it a critic who sits in a chair that has a built-in gun.

      Erno Groenewald - 2013-08-26 14:07

      Richard, how's the weather today in LaLa Land?

      Jay Heyns - 2013-08-26 14:36

      I really, really need to second Jeremy here. Richard, my kind sir, you are INDEED an idiot.

      HowsitBru - 2013-08-26 14:37

      ya fo sho, i het thet when peoples is making laughing for me becoz they dont no me. Me im like whaat are you talking? U dont no me wena! Me i think Guptas is shap shap

      Michael Wilson - 2013-08-26 14:38

      @ Jo - somebody with a gun who comes into your living room and insults your furniture.

      Jo Lekkading - 2013-08-26 15:38

      Michael ... I nearly wet myself laughing at that!!! Thanks :D

      Victor van der Walt - 2013-08-26 16:52

      Moyeki another idiot, well done.

      Connie Heuer - 2013-08-26 18:08

      Did you actually watch it? Shame, you have not lived in the real world. Comic books have more charm, and less errors.

      Parys Fotograaf - 2013-08-26 18:33

      He he, jealousy plays no role. threat from that lot is present.

      Louise Cook - 2013-08-28 01:52

      An 'armed chair' critic could be someone who writes reviews about chairs with guns. But one thing is certain, the looks got Richard's head spinning.

  • Yolanda van Hollstein - 2013-08-26 13:14

    that MUST have been typed in anger..........think before you talk Sheena!

  • Warren Carr - 2013-08-26 13:22

    Could someone from ANN7, if you are reading the comments, please have your sound technician assess the sound equipment, whenever someone speaks, it sounds like Im listening to you in a tin cup, the sound is too distorted. This is just to add to the many problems ANN7 has. Clearly this project was not thought out properly before it was rolled out. Lack of professionalism

  • Nathi Dee - 2013-08-26 13:23

    Boo hoo... Cry me a river!

  • Freddie Miller - 2013-08-26 13:24

    They are more competition for Comedy Central than for eNews. They are actually worse than SABC, who would have thought that was possible. Anyway, she has no room to gripe, they are all pathetic and deserve the criticism received.

  • John Cryink - 2013-08-26 13:30

    The sheena "is" or "was" "has" she been a model??

      Jo Lekkading - 2013-08-26 15:39

      Apparently in Guptaville, yes.

      Ric Hernan - 2013-08-27 08:46

      Guptas's personal Hoo

  • Firstseed Mbeva - 2013-08-26 13:31

    The clip with Ms Gola was pathetic to say the least

  • Roger Jenkins - 2013-08-26 13:36

    Show your appreciation by not watching. Even if its bad, and you watch, well the Gupta's are winning.

      Louise Cook - 2013-08-28 01:57

      Why would anyone want another news channel with so-called good news anyway? We all know what's happening in education, policing, the economy, etc, in SA and spinning it isn't going to change the facts on the ground.

  • Haig Tait - 2013-08-26 13:38

    llolol bwahahahahahahahaha, i cant wait for those blooper videos to be back up.

      Justin4aSecond - 2013-08-27 11:03

  • Sharon Scott - 2013-08-26 13:38

    Young or not, after studying or not, you expect a news reader to be able to read and pronounce words eg vykel (vehicle) and ca-meera (camera)

      Freddie Miller - 2013-08-26 13:52

      You would think the basic prerequisite for reading news on an English language station would be the ability to read English? Not so apparently in SA.

      Jenny Webbe - 2013-08-26 16:57

      Agreed Sharon. People who screw up after being given the opportunity, have no right to get self-righteous and defend their mess ups, blaming everyone else for being so nasty and mean to them. You don't have to be a rocket-scientist to work that out. Even a model should be able to see this as a fact of life.

      Jonathan Woods - 2013-08-27 10:06

      While we are all griping, I wish that SABC 2 would give someone who can actually speak English a chance to do the Weekend morning show. There are plenty of excellent kids available from the kids tv programs. Or at least send the current presenters to speech and language classes. Especially the woman!

  • Christopher Tarboton - 2013-08-26 13:40

    Stick to modeling where you dont have to open your brain or your mouth - you are clearly attractive when your foot isnt in your mouth.

  • Alan Smart - 2013-08-26 13:41

    here you go....

      Fanie Gerber - 2013-08-26 18:22

      Yours are removed this one works

  • Nhlakanipho Khumalo - 2013-08-26 13:48

    Critics usually blame somethings they don't know about.

      Freddie Miller - 2013-08-26 14:00

      ...and only the completely ignorant would defend the indefensible.

      HowsitBru - 2013-08-26 14:36

      ya fo sho, i het thet when peoples is making laughing for me becoz they dont no me. Me im like whaat are you talking? U dont no me wena! Me i think Guptas is shap shap

      jacowium - 2013-08-26 15:27

      Dear Nhlakanipho, We know a bit about professional newsreaders. We've been watching and listening to them for decades, on other channels. So it's easy to recognise the amateurs.

      Dinos Kaparos - 2013-08-28 10:44

      Nhlakanipho and HowsitBru. The English language is clearly something you two farts know nothing about. Howsit, that is English you attempted to speak right?

  • Erno Groenewald - 2013-08-26 14:02

    Arts, Culture and entertainment is still not journalism. Then regarding this little gem.... 'But like a lot of what is going on, is that people are making fun of News Anchors, Presenters etc., who were brave enough to put their heads on the line and pave the path for others to follow down the line and this saddens me'... Really? You mean you are the first to do this? What about all the very very professional people who have been in the industry for decades? They DID indeed go before you sweetheart! They DID pave the way. Your management was just too friggin stingy or proud or both to utilize their experience. So.... in short.... PUT A SOCK IN IT ALREADY!

      Jo Lekkading - 2013-08-26 15:42

      *round of applause for the man who speaks the truth*

      Louise Cook - 2013-08-28 02:17

      Gupta venture is a matter of fools rush in...

  • Lorraine Polson - 2013-08-26 14:02

    Blah ..... blah, blah, blah. The quality is laughable. No excuses. Do it right, or don't do it at all.

      Yoko Stephanie Enomoto - 2013-08-27 07:19

      Maybe she best stick to taking her clothes off for the camera she like to bra it all for the bro' rating down for a start with the ladies. Anchors should have self respect and not advertise there naked bodies on facebook attracts the wrong type of attention?????????

  • Jody Beggs - 2013-08-26 14:05

    This is what happens when you let rich peoples children mess around a bit. They clearly have the money but the talent is lacking.... Damn the man.

      Louise Cook - 2013-08-28 02:18

      Talent and training lacks

  • Binne Goed - 2013-08-26 14:08

    Didn't see the bloopers but apparently she called Johannesburg the mother city and pronounced grand prix as grand pricks. LOL

  • Sheilan - 2013-08-26 14:11

    I totally agree with her but this channel - with the lack of quality of the presenters - makes me mad because I am one of those graduates who find it difficult to get broadcasting experience. But the fact still remains though, even though I don't have broadcasting experience yet, I CAN do a better job because I know what the word professional mean.

  • Curtis Hunt - 2013-08-26 14:12

    "For the record I am proud to be apart of ANN7 – Channel 405DSTV." So are you A PART of ANN7, or APART from it? No wonder it is such a joke. Rather just smile for the camera in your bikini.

  • Clara Viljee - 2013-08-26 14:18

    Your ate actualy a model - am I correct? Then why try your hand at something if you are not equipped - why don't you go out and get training before you launch into my sitting room - please maam, I might not be black but I am also a vivid news watcher / listener / reader and watch every news chanel I am able to - all I ask is that for the expensive TV licence and DSTV I have to pay I get the worth I deserve -

  • Gerrit Van Heerden - 2013-08-26 14:18

    I was one of the people that got slapped with an infringement notice for posting a clip. Hahaha Aaah pathetic ANN7 embrace your mistakes. You should know very well any publicity is good publicity.

      Antonie Goosen - 2013-08-26 16:19

      Post it somewhere else where the Gupta's can't get to that easy, e.g. liveleak

  • revino - 2013-08-26 14:18

    We understand that that the presenters are young and inexperienced ... But the lack of professionalism exhibited by them and the producers / directors makes it laughable. The fact that you have an opportunity should make u work harder to perfect your craft and the errors made have little to do with experience ... It's pure ignorance peppered with unknowledgeable comments

  • Pieter Van Zyl - 2013-08-26 14:19

    We don't need Gupta TV!

      Louise Cook - 2013-08-28 02:21

      It might come in handy for a good laugh.

  • Philip Schalkwyk - 2013-08-26 14:27

    Guptas should stick to selling chilli bites.

      Ernica Stanford - 2013-08-27 11:38

      They wouldn't make profit, there's not enough government support.

      Sizo Manoko - 2013-08-28 03:07

      @Philip Schalkwyk comment clearly shows that much of this backlash is directed at the Gupta's, President Jacob Zuma and the ANC. I am no PR of the above 3. The ANN7 staff have been given an opportunity and maybe not enough training. I encourage the staff to do their best in time they'll rise.

  • reggie.reginald.3110 - 2013-08-26 14:33

    Bunnychow TV

  • WE Werner - 2013-08-26 14:38

    You are not helping other models claiming they are more than a pretty face.

  • Carla Croft - 2013-08-26 14:41

    Hahahaha, the Guptas only believe in the youth when it comes to paying a minimum salary....

  • Donovan Dunn - 2013-08-26 14:47

    #USELESS! If this girl was more over the top in her presenting, she would be in a circus. Then again if she actually had any exerience or did any courses in presenting, she would already know that.

  • Chabalala Grey Bongani - 2013-08-26 14:51

    So all she is saying is that this statoon is a practice centre for wanabees.

  • Lynn Clive Wood - 2013-08-26 15:19

    If I read the response correctly the selected newsreaders were drawn from an arts and culture college rather than a journalism school. Perhaps that might highlight an issue do we want our newsreaders & anchors to primariliy be trained in news and journalism or in media

      Louise Cook - 2013-08-28 02:29

      News readers and anchors must come from journalism schools and faculties if they are going to do a proper job. Unless the Arts and Culture graduate has also off his own bat, followed news for years, has good general knowledge (enough to at least know about something as basic as the Grand Prix and international sports captains, etc) and can spell and write. Helen Zille, for instance, is an ex-journalist and anything but a model or arts graduate.

  • Henk Tredoux - 2013-08-26 15:31

    Empty tins make the biggest noise.....

  • Henk Tredoux - 2013-08-26 15:35

    Spot the error......loudest/ biggest? It must be ANN (7) broadcast!

  • Moabi Reggy Maeco - 2013-08-26 15:39

    I heard ANN7 weather lady mentioning Pietersburg and Polokwane in the same sentence. Do we still have Pietersburg in Limpopo ANN7?

  • Christopher Mark V Lowe - 2013-08-26 15:40

    "Never complain and never explain" is the relevant dictum here. And when you're explaining, then you're losing. So stop making excuses, stop trying to explain away the indefensible. Get it right, like the professionals you're all supposed to be. Or go away!

  • Christopher Mark V Lowe - 2013-08-26 15:41

    Oh, and your grammar is just as bad as your TV presentation, er, 'skills'.

  • Christopher Mark V Lowe - 2013-08-26 15:44

    And Yosemite is NOT pronounced "YAWZ-MITE"!!!!!!! Yoh - sem - it - tee

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  • Gerard Currin - 2013-08-26 16:24

    I think the channel is a huge waste of valuable airtime. I tried watching but could not take more than 15 minutes.