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Marikana Commission of Inquiry streaming live on SABC

14 Nov 2012 10:55
The SABC is extending its coverage of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry's sittings in Rustenburg by providing a live stream on the SABC News website www.sabc.co.za/news, as well as on the SABC News YouTube channel.
The Commission resumes its hearings this morning with testimony by the South African Police Service (SAPS), followed by witnesses from AMCU and injured protestors - and the proceedings can be followed live on the web.

This service will supplement daily coverage by SABC News on radio, TV and the web.

SABC acting group executive: News, Jimi Matthews, says the Marikana Commission of Inquiry is of great public interest.

Convenient alternative

"As public broadcaster, we believe it is in the interest of its various audiences to have access to these hearings," says Matthews. "As a broadcaster that aims to shape the way news is consumed in South Africa, we believe that online streaming offers a convenient alternative for those who have access to the internet on computers and mobile devices."

Matthews adds: "The uptake of mobile media usage and advances in technology make it possible for viewers to access steaming content wherever they are, making the online platform an ideal medium for coverage of such an important event."

By visiting www.sabc.co.za/news, the public will be able to access key proceedings from the Commission. For details of the steaming, follow @SABCNewsOnline on Twitter, or go to the Facebook page.
    
 
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