SABC Archivist in the regional Bloemfontein office, gives an update of how they celebrated UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on the 27th October 2010.
She started with an interview on Lesedi FM, a local SABC radio station at 9:15am. She invited the public for the exhibition during the interview. Hans Masoeu and she explained the transition of broadcasting equipment and the different mediums or formats of preservation in sound archives. They explained the importance of preserving our heritage. They got feedback from the public who were amazed at the changes in technology and how easy things have become. They demonstrated how reel-to-reel tapes were edited and how they are editing now. Members of the public wanted to know about a career in archives.
They played reel-to-reel tapes and mini disc players of old programmes from 1960s. They had an old tape specifically of Nelson Mandela giving a speech. The public showed a keen interest about the programmes they are keeping.
The SABC Media Libraries value our cultural heritage! Well done, Bloemfontein!