Johannesburg - The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has apologised to the public after several of its radio stations went offline on Friday morning.
SABC spokesperson Vuyo Mthembu said: “The SABC would like to apologise to the public for the break in transmission which occurred last night at 8:07pm, affecting several of the SABC’s radio stations.”
She said the break in transmission was due to a power failure at the Sentech tower, which is the SABC’s signal distributor based in Brixton, Johannesburg.
“Unfortunately the SABC’s standby generator failed to kick in immediately, however power was restored approximately 40 minutes later. The SABC is working with Sentech to ensure that such technical challenges do not occur in the future or the next time there is a power outage,” said Mthembu.