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RN 135 - SABC Television held a live Broadcast from the Hoekfontein Station


We then did some run pasts to be used on Tuesday broadcasting. However, we could not leave out the oldest Lady in our collection, the 1895 Lawley build in England.
Tuesday we steamed the class NGG 16 again, although we did just pose in Hoekfontein Station where the SABC crews have set up their “Studio” for the live broadcast.
The rehearsals started at 12H00 and at 14H25 twenty children arrived on the site to act as studio guests. The intermittently broadcasting started at 14H45 till 17H30.

Here (left) is a photo of Lucy Leheilleix, the Editor in front of the screens monitoring the broadcasting. She edited the footage that was taken on Monday to be used in the broadcasting.

Here is a photo of a live broadcast in front of my favourite Lady, the Lawley. (Below)
The presenters of the Supper Summer Tour also interviewed Gavin Boy (Below) from the Ficksburg tourist Centre.
The SABC show ended just before 17H30. These people are well organised and every one just knows what to do and when. Here (below) is a group photo of the crew:
From left to right:
2 left- taxi drivers for the children of Ficksburg
Lucy Leheilleix – VT opp/Editor
Gert Greyling - Director
Jean Viljoen - Runner
Nic van der Westhuizen – Cameraman
Lesedi Sennelo - Sound assistant
Piere Viljoen - Production Manager
Nick Greyling - Soundman
Phillip de Bruin – Globecast engineer
Kneeling in front – Esther Smith Production Assistant who worked out the Supper summer tour.
Then the Presenters (Below): From left to right
Jonathan Tefu, Sihle Dube, Siphokazi January.