DStv to launch pop-up channel for Nelson Mandela’s centenary

In celebration of one hundred years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, DStv will add a tribute pop up channel. The Mandela 100 Tribute pop-up channel (DStv 199) will launch on his birthday, Wednesday 18 July, and will run for five days.  

The channel will feature a mix of films, documentaries, archive footage from Carte Blanche as well as exclusive celebrity interviews.

Commenting on this occasion, Yolisa Phahle, the General Entertainment CEO of Multichoice declared,“Around the globe, Nelson Mandela is revered as a hero of the struggle and as the man who led South Africa to democracy. While striving for justice and freedom and shaping a nation, he also changed the world with his humility and indomitable spirit. We are immensely proud to dedicate a unique pop-up channel to celebrate the life and legacy of this beacon of selflessness and reconciliation, who gave hope to millions.”