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Webinar to commemorate the 45th Anniversary of Black Wednesday: 13 Oct

11 October 2022

11  October 2022

The Government Communication and Information System will host a webinar to commemorate the 45th Anniversary of Black Wednesday.

The panel members include, GCIS Director General, Phumla Williams, Deputy Editor of the Sowetan , Nwabisa Makunga, Consultant and former UNESCO Director: Strategies and Polices in the field of Communication and Information, Guy Berger  and  Arena Holdings, National Sales Manager, Public and Private Sector, Tiny Koaho.

Black Wednesday marks a period to have important discussions on media freedom and strides made since, Wednesday, 19 October 1977 when The World and Weekend Word Newspapers were banned as part of the media suppression by the Apartheid regime.

The webinar seeks to achieve the following objectives:

  • Reflection on the current state of media freedom in South Africa
  • Highlighting the intersection between media freedom and democracy
  • Unpacking media convergence and sustainability

Members of the media are invited to attend and cover the webinar as follows:

Date: 13 October 2022
Time: 14:00
Platform: Zoom

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Webinar ID: 946 7521 6054          Passcode: 115561

Journalists may view the briefing via live streaming on the South African Government YouTube channel on the link below:


William Baloyi on 083 390 7147 or
Tshegofatso Modubu on 083 276 0786

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