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Channel Africa to broadcast live from African Utility Week in Cape Town in May

A truly pan-African event
Channel Africa has entered into an exclusive broadcasting partnership with African Utility Week, which is taking place in Cape Town from 14-15 May.  The channel’s flagship daily actuality talk show, African Dialogue, will be broadcast live from 11h00-12h00 from the expo floor on both days of the exhibition, which is expected to be attended by more than 5000 power and water professionals from all over the continent.

“Channel Africa is the perfect broadcasting partner for us as we have very similar goals”, says Claire Volkwyn, programme director for African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa.  “As the largest utility event of its kind, we have been bringing together African utilities and service providers for more than 13 years to assist in the growth of Africa’s power sector and the continent’s electrification.”   

Channel Africa is the SABC‘s international radio station and broadcasts across Africa on three platforms:  shortwave, satellite, and internet.  Its broadcasts are in Chinyanja, Silozi, Kiswahili, English, French and Portuguese.  The shortwave broadcast covers the south, east, central and west Africa.  The satellite broadcast covers the sub-Saharan region although it can be picked as far as London. The internet broadcast covers the entire world.

Africa Month
“Channel Africa’s presence at and coverage of African Utility Week dovetails neatly with ‘Africa Month’ celebrations during the month of May across the African continent”, says Mamolefe Segakweng, the station’s Head of Marketing and Communications.  “Being part of this project enhances our vision of “To be the Voice of the African Renaissance”.  We have the responsibility to inform, educate, entertain and empower our listeners.  I believe that access to electricity for all Africans is a catalyst for economic development.  We look forward to meeting experts in the power industry in South Africa and the rest of the continent and sharing with our listeners the progress that is being made in this sector.”

The co-located Clean Power Africa event provides a unique focus on renewable energy and the plans that need to be put to integrate this technology into the utility environment.

African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa dates and location:  
Exhibition & Conference: 14-15 May 2013
Pre-conference Workshops: 13 May 2013
Site Visits: 16 May 2013
Location:  CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa

Websites:  www.african-utility-week.com ; www.clean-power-africa.com

Contact for African Utility Week:
Communications manager:  Annemarie Roodbol
Telephone:  +27 21 700 3558
mobile:  +27 82 562 7844
Email:  annemarie.roodbol@clarionevents.com

For Channel Africa:
Marketing and communications manager:  Mamolefe Segakweng
Telephone:  +27 11 714 3413
Mobile:  +27 83 307 6831
Email:  segakwengm@sabc.co.za
Website:  http://www.channelafrica.org/