Media cooperation in South Africa [fr]
TV5 Monde is available on DSTV’s premium bouquet and free-to-air through SES-5 satellite. A new TV5’s spot opened in November 2013, in the Vaal University of Technology near Johannesburg, by Mrs Denise Epoté, director of TV5 Monde-Africa. It is the first TV5’s spot in an English-speaking country, and the 19th in the world.
In February 2013, Euronews signed a agreement with DSTV to be broadcast in South Africa in 5 different languages including French.
TV5MONDE, the francophone channel, broadcasts in French 24 hours a day to an estimated audience of over 235 million homes across Africa and the world. In South Africa, you can watch TV5 Monde on Multichoice DSTV (channel 437).
FRANCE 24 is a leading international news channel. Its mission is to cover international current events from a French perspective and to convey French values throughout the world. FRANCE 24 broadcasts in French, as well as in English and Arabic. In South Africa, you can watch France 24 on TOP TV (channel 402).
Euronews is an international news channel covering world news from a European perspective. Launched in 1993, Euronews is based in Lyon, France. Today it is a multi-lingual multi-platform news service broadcasting in French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Turkish, Persian and Ukrainian. Euronews is available on Multichoice DSTV channel 414.
RFI, the French radio station is available on DSTV’s bouquet of audio programmes (channel 866).
# Every year, the Embassy of France supports Radio Days, a conference which brings together practitioners from all sectors of radio from South Africa and the rest of the continent.
- In 2013, two Francophone speakers were invited to present the dynamic of their work: Jacques Kokonyange, director of an associative radio in the DCR, and Monique Rakotoanosy, professor at the media department of the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar.
- In 2014, a French-speaking expert was also part of the speakers’ line-upat Joburg Radio Days conference: Cheick Maïga, station manager of Radio Issaber in North Mali, talked about the challenges of running a community radio in a conflict zone.
# Regarding TV reporting, the Embassy of France in South Africa participated in the 2013 conference on investigative journalism Power Reporting, organized every year by the Wits University. For this occasion, French journalist Luc Hermann from the agency "Premières Lignes" was invited, as well as journalists from Southern Africa.