South Africa is in the process of switching from analogue to digital broadcasting, and soon the country will join many other parts of the world in enjoying better sound and picture quality, more channels and language options, and interactive services.
Something happens when a new newspaper, magazine, website or television channel is launched. It is a bit like a child being born. We hold our breaths. We wait for that first edition or that first broadcast and pray for all of it to go well, writes Justice Malala.