Newsroom Afrika to launch on Thursday in HD days ahead of elections

- | 4 months ago

In a statement on Tuesday, the channel said viewers could expect to see lead anchor Cathy Mohlahlana, “politics stalwart” Thulasizwe Simelane, “talk show veteran” JJ Tabane and “sports fiend” Marc Lewis “in a compelling line-up of combinations that have never been seen before”.

Newzroom Afrika would pair talk radio’s Sizwe Dhlomo and Gugu Mhlungu alongside Natasha Thorp “for a refreshing take on breakfast TV, while award-winning news anchors Thabo Mdluli and Thami Ngubeni round off the on-air team with their extensive broadcast experience”. Business commentator Ayabonga Cawe would “take the pulse of the small business sector, with a focus on start-ups and the township economy, and expert analysis of challenges and solutions”.

The company said its journalists would be granted licence to report “fearlessly” on any subject, “backed by an independent editorial board chaired by former Press Ombudsman and veteran editor Joe Thloloe, along with SA Press Council advocate and Wits journalism educator Dinesh Balliah and former Mail & Guardian editor and Code for Africa content strategist Chris Roper”.

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