Monday, October 23, 2017

UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2017 - SABC has more than one Archive

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2017 #WDAVH2017
SABC Archives
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has more than one archive, safeguarding television and radio broadcast material for preservation, rebroadcasting and research purposes. The upcoming World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on 27 October will again highlight the importance of these archives for future generations.

Follow the day with the hashtags #AudiovisualHeritage

Facts about UNESCO, WDAVH and SABC Archives...

Thursday, October 19, 2017

2017 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage - SABC will be highlighting their collections

The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is coming up on 27 October 2017.
The SABC Television and Radio Archives will be highlighting their collections on national radio and television on the day. They will also create awareness inside the organisation of the importance of the material that is being preserved. The vulnerability of the collections, which is a world-wide issue, will also be highlighted!

This year the theme of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

"Discover, Remember and Share"


Each day hundreds of thousands of  recordings  are captured, preserved and annotated  by archivists to enable search, discovery, new interpretations,  uses and enjoyment of moving image and sound recordings. The day celebrate the voyages of discovery made possible by your archive in your domain.  Showcase and promote  your mission and work.


Digital media has created opportunities as never before for archives to connect directly with their publics, sharing and engaging with new audiences across digital  platforms in ever new ways.  Promote  your shared archive events and celebrations with the archive community worldwide .


Audio-visual archives are a  cornerstone of the memory of the world, with recordings that enable recall for future generations and give context to our shared history, culture and humanity for over a century.  Promote a greater understanding of the unique role of audiovisual archives and  the need for it to be safeguarded , preserved and protected as part of our world heritage.  

Related posts:

- World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2015

- World Day for Audiovisual heritage 2015 - plans by the SABC Media Libraries

- It's your story - Don't lose it!- World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2016

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

SABC Information Library Socks Drive for Mandela Month #67minutes

#67minutes, Mandela Day, Mandela Month
SABC Information Library Socks Drive Campaign

The SABC Information Library run a successful campaign for Mandela Day, doing 67 minutes at Soweto Letsibogo High School.

The photos of the day can be found here: SABC Information Library Sock Drive 2017



– Vision

Katleho Foundation is a non-profit making organisation formed in 2016 with the goal of providing disadvantaged youth and children with sustainable social and economic empowerment initiatives. Last year they celebrated Mandela day at Tshepisong in Roodepoort. A great number was donated; school shoes, food, sanitary pads, etc. on the day from different companies and media was also there to cover the initiative.

To commemorate Mandela day this year, Vision Katleho organised another event in Soweto Letsibogo High School. SABC Information Library received an invitation to donate anything to the school on the day. Socks and books were to be donated.  The Information Library also wanted to celebrate 67 minutes for Mandela Day. While the Information Library was brainstorming on a few ideas, they received an invitation to be part of the initiative.


To celebrate 67 minutes for Mandela, Information Library decided to run a Sock Drive Campaign which were a huge success!. SABC staff was asked to donate new and old socks with no holes. Some of the Media Library staff contributed money towards the socks. Socks were bought with all the money that was contributed. All the donated socks were donated to the school. Communication about the drive was sent via corporate communication mail to all the staff. The socks were placed in branded boxes throughout the SABC in Auckland Park.


Approximately 300 Socks were donated in 2 Weeks. SABC Foundation came on board and 500 books were donated to the school. The principal together with the learners were happy to receive the books. The principal informed the Information Library team that the books will be kept safe in the school’s library and the socks will be given to Grade 8 learners. The event and the handover went very well.

28 JULY 2017 

SABC Information Library Team: Nomakhosi Mthembu, Justice Leshilo, Vuyelwa Mfula and Marks Moseri

SABC Foundation: Seipei Shole

Vision Katleho Foundation: Sylvia Kgoadi, founder and MD

Paramount Chief of Africa: His Excellency Francis Nwaneri

Andile Nebulane – Igazi Actor (MC at the event)

Gabriel Temudzani –Chief Azwindini Mukwevho from Muvhango

Zinhle Mthembu - Marketing Manager @ Tshepo Themba Private Hospital

Lorraine Steenkamp – Founder & CEO @ Start My Biz

Boo Prince – Professional Voice over artist

Nwabisa Bunde – Motivational Speaker

Dumisani Shabalala - Chief Education Specialist @ the Department of Education

Duma Mboni Chairperson @ Vision Katleho Foundation


SABC MEDIA LIBRARIES' contributions towards the socks and SABC News Staff. SABC Foundation especially Seipei Shole and Katlego Tsholo. They managed to donate 500 books and also accompany the Information Library staff to the event on short notice. The Corporate Communication Team, specifically Lungelo Mbulwana for the marvellous work he constantly does, taking pictures effortlessly and with a smile.

Thanks to the SABC staff at large and finally to the SABC Information Library team for making this happen!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

How to spot fake news - Infographic by IFLA

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has compiled the "How to spot fake news"- infographic based on’s 2016 article How to Spot Fake News.

As librarians, information professionals and archivists we need to be vigilant with regards media literacy and critical thinking. Especially when working in the broadcasting industry where the facts should be reliable.

IFLA encourages downloading, printing, sharing and crowdsourcing this Infographic.

The more we crowdsource our wisdom, the wiser the world becomes.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Library love from the SABC Information Library

The SABC Information Library went big on Valentine's Day this year!

SABC Information Library on Facebook

SABC Information Library on Twitter

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