Start of daily television transmissions

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Monday, 5 January 1976

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) started regular daily television transmissions on a single channel after seven months of trial transmissions during 1975. The service was officially opened by Prime Minister B.J. Vorster, who warned against slanted news and unbalanced presentations.

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