Newzroom Afrika, which is available on DStv channel 405, aired its first news bulletin at 5.30pm, on 2 May, with previous eNCA presenter Cathy Mohlahlana taking the reins alongside sports presenter Marc Lewis.
NewzRoom Afrika is a 24-hour news channel is owned by media personalities Thabile Ngwato and Thokozani Nkosi.
The government was among those that welcomed the launch of the new channel.
“Government wishes #NewzroomAfrika all of the best in its endeavor. The introduction of the channel will further shape public discourse,” stated the Government Communications and Information Systems on its official Twitter page.
The channel boasts a wealth of experienced journalists and editors, including some who were part of ANN7, which closed last year.
The channel will air on DStv channel 405 and all subscribers to DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family, Access and Easyview will be able to view the channel. Newzroom Afrika will also be available by streaming on smartphone, tablet or desktop.
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