The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is South Africa’s public broadcaster. It provides 19 radio stations (AM / FM) as well as 5 television broadcasts to the general public of the country and beyond. SABC is one of the largest of South Africa’s state-owned enterprises.
SABC headquarters in Uitsaaisentrum, Johannesburg. In 1936, the African Broadcasting Company, owned by I W Schlesinger (a wealthy businessman), was sold to the SABC. SABC took over the African Broadcasting Company’s staff and assets. It maintained a state monopoly on radio until the launch in December 1979 of Capital Radio 604, then Radio 702 in 1980. Although the subscription-funded television service M-Net launched in 1986, the SABC had a monopoly on free-to-air television until the launch of e.tv in 1998.
The SABC was a radio service until the introduction of television in 1976. There were 3 main radio stations: the English Service (later known as Radio South Africa), the Afrikaans Service (later known as Radio Suid-Afrika and Afrikaans Stereo) and the commercial station, Springbok Radio.
SABC has been widely available in neighboring countries, including Lesotho, Swaziland and Botswana – these countries of which did not have television services of its own until 1988. However, after complaints from rights holders in Botswana, SABC encrypted its TV channels, thereby cutting off viewers in the country.
In 1998, the SABC began to broadcast 2 television channels to the rest of Africa: SABC Africa, a news service, and Africa 2 Africa, entertainment programming from South Africa and other African countries, via DStv. In 2003, Africa 2 Africa was merged with SABC Africa to create a hybrid service, drawing programming from both sources.
SABC aims to supply broadcasting and information services and services that are ancillary thereto, to the general public in the Republic of South Africa and beyond its borders. It also aims to achieve the objectives as set out in the Broadcasting Act 4 of 1999, as amended, (‘Broadcasting Act’) in accordance with the objectives set out in the independent Broadcasting Authority Act 153 of 1993, as amended, that are directly relevant to the Corporation.
As SABC provides excellent and promising opportunities for individuals aspiring for development and advancement in Media careers, SABC is searching for people with the highest caliber to join its workforce. If you wish to explore new career opportunities and your qualifications and experience match SABC’s requirements, step forward and apply to join SABC!
SABC is offering the SABC Film & Television Production Learnership program. This SABC learnership program is an exciting opportunity for aspirant, vibrant and energetic individuals who have completed Grade 12. This learnership program will provide will provide successful applicants with competencies that will prepare them for a career in Film & Television Production. The program will take place in Gauteng Province.
In order to be eligible for this SABC learnership program, you must meet all of the eligibility criteria mentioned below:
- Meet the minimal requirements of the qualification, and hold a certificate of Grade 12 with Physical Science and Mathematics
- Be competent in communication and language
- Be a computer literate
- Be a South African citizen
- Be aged no younger than 18 and no older than 35
- Be unemployed and not registered in any other learnership, internship and/or WIL programs
- Reside in Gauteng Province
If you are certain that you meet all the eligibility criteria mentioned above, you can start applying for the SABC Film & Television Production Learnership program immediately once the SABC announces the opening for applications towards the learnership program.
While waiting for the applications opening date to come, you can prepare the documents that you may need to submit along with the application form for the SABC learnership program. Below is a list of the supporting documents that will be required to be included in the application:
- A concise 2 page Curriculum Vitae, with updated contact details
- Certified copy of your valid identity document (ID)
- Certified copy of your Grade 12 certificate
- Proof of residence in Gauteng Province
- Application form that has been completed thoroughly (click here to download the application form)
You are also welcome to apply for this SABC learnership program if you have previous experience in Film & Television, with no qualification and are unemployed.
Once the application form and all its supporting documents as mentioned above are prepared and have been completed, and applications for the SABC learnership program is open, send your application via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the nearest SABC offices. Please make sure that you include (Ref: Film&TV-GP/001) in the e-mail subject and on the application form.
Send your application before the closing date as late applications will not be considered for selection.
Applicants from disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply for this SABC learnership program.
Please note that correspondence shall be limited to shortlisted candidates and thereafter the successful candidates.
Be prepared to work irregular hours and travel when required. Also, be prepared for Audio, Visual and Aptitude assessments.
If you have not had a response to your application within 4 weeks of the application closing date, please consider your application to be unsuccessful. No futher correspondence will be entered into.
SABC offers various internship programs for young talented people. SABC internships are offered through SABC radio and television broadcasting stations across the corporation’s operating locations.
In order to be eligible for SABC internships, you must meet all of the eligibility criteria mentioned below:
- Be a South African citizen
- Be under the age of 35
- Hold a Matric / Grade 12 certificate
- Have successfully completed a 3 or 4 year Diploma / Degree in the discipline relevant to the application being made for
- Be computer literate with the ability to operate Microsoft Office programs. Microsoft project in certain disciplines may be advantageous
- Have not previously completed an internship program
- Have no working experience in the field of study
- Able to communicate well in English, both spoken and written
- Be willing to commit to the learning agreement for 12 months
Please note that this SABC internship program does not guarantee you a permanent position at SABC.
Submit your SABC internship application online via the SABC’s Career Portal. Provide supporting documents such as mentioned below to accompany the completed application form.
- A concise one page Curriculum Vitae with updated contact details
- Certified copy of your valid South African identity document
- Certified copy of your Matric / Grade 12 certificate
- Certified copy of your Diploma / Degree certificate and transcripts
Other supporting documents may be required depending on the SABC internship program you are applying for. Stay up to date with SABC internship advertisements announced on the SABC website.
You may also submit your application for the SABC internship directly to the nearest SABC branch.
Visit the SABC’s Career Portal to see available opportunities.