On Thursdays, the South African Broadcast Company (SABC) has the best kept secret in town — their cafeteria serves authentic South African food in their cafeteria. The food is so good that folks from other companies and the University come to their cafeteria to eat. So, clearly it made our must-do list. Luckily the SABC is located just across from the University so Daniel dutifully shuttled us over there along with staff from the University and some of the students who are helping us with the project. We were not disappointed! Even the drink was a homemade ginger (they LOVE ginger here … my type of place) and the women who made the meal came out to greet us and I loved their aprons.
The unexpected part of the day came with the very detailed tour of the SABC afterwards, peeking in recording studios, seeing TV studios, media library, archives and the start of a museum of old equipment. One popular DJ, Benny Motuang was in the middle of his show but invited us into the studio and asked Valentina to take a seat. The next thing we knew, she was live on air being interviewed and did a wonderful job! Check out my teammate’s blog for the audio portion — http://denayer.com/blog/.
And the random photo that I’ll leave you with today is 4 of the cats who sat outside the SABC cafeteria windows. Not quite the ‘big cats’ you expect in Africa, but nonetheless cute.