4/2015 – Paving the way to rural broadcasting

The construction paving of Cofimvaba Access Road was done in preparation of the proposed Sentech Broadcasting mast situated on Magwala Hill (Helmet Hill), in Nonqoboqobana Village, Cofimvaba, Eastern Cape Province.

Cofimvaba Access Road with Terracrete hard lawn paver

Cofimvaba Access Road with Terracrete hard lawn paver

Says Cate Olifant, of Lolly’s Olifant Construction, a 100% Black Economic Empowerment and multi-disciplinary Construction Company based in Gauteng (Mamelodi Township):

“The mast is supposed to be situated approximately 1km north of the village Nonqoboqobana, 6.5km due west of Cofimvaba town, which consist of mainly low income earners and unemployed.”

“The area is also populated by small and larger agricultural holdings that are utilized for farming.

The cultural diversity in our country necessitates the need for inventive forms of reaching our communities in their own forms of verbal communication, such as the use of media resources.”

Access road to a Sentech Broadcasting mast

Access road to a Sentech Broadcasting mast

25 000 Terracrete blocks delivered to Cofimvaba

25 000 Terracrete blocks delivered to Cofimvaba

“As a result there is a larger need and desirability for television and radio support services, of which this mast forms a part of.

This mast also forms part of Sentech’s responsibility to their contractual users for better coverage.”

Mobicast, Terraforce licensee in George, Western Cape, delivered a total of 25 000 Terracrete blocks to Cofimvaba between February and July 2014.

  • Terracrete block supplier: Mobicast
  • Contractor: Lolly Olifant Construction

 
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