He is now the new manager of the SABC Media Libraries.
There was a small cake function to say goodbye to him in the Radio Archives. The Radio Archives wish him well for his new endeavours as Manager of the bigger unit, and looking forward to still be working with him.
Bennie Jacobs has a vision for the SABC Media Libraries:
"The Media Libraries has a solid foundation and it is up to us to build on that foundation. We are increasingly faced with the prospect of digitisation. I believe that the time has come that we stop talking about digitisation. We need to act on it. I believe that we can start small, while the organisation is still deciding what to do about digitisation. Starting small and getting it right will be a confidence booster and it will be proof that it can be done. We need to start believing in our own ability to make digitisation happen and take ownership of the process.
The Media Libraries has been and is still focusing on delivering excellent service to its internal and external clients."
Blog post and photos by Karen du Toit, Afrikaans Archivist in the SABC Radio Archives.