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Parliament Video broadcast Upgrade

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The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa sets a single, sovereign democratic state where government is constituted as a national, provincial, and local spheres of government which are distinctive, interdependent, and interrelated. On the national sphere governance is effected through Parliament, the Executive and Judiciary.

Parliament represents the people and ensures government by the people under the Constitution, as well as represents the provinces in the national sphere of government.

In this, Parliaments vision is to build an effective peoples Parliament that is responsive to the needs of the people and that is driven by the ideal of realising a better quality of life for all the people of South Africa.
Harambe Technologies was enlisted to provide broadcast equipment to replace the existing analogue, broadcast infrastructure with high definition video infrastructure in the National Assembly Chamber (NA), National Council of Provincial Chambers (NCOP) and committee rooms E249, Old Assembly chambers, V454, Good Hope Chambers National Assembly sign language booth and the National council of Provinces sign language booth. We were further enlisted to supply and install television production equipment in the control room and provide ergonomic furniture to meet the operational demands of a television control room and install production television equipment. Which was all rolled out during the first phase of the project.

During the second phase we replaces the existing analogue, broadcasting infrastructure with high definition infrastructure in the remaining committee rooms.

The project was completed over one year but in two phases:

Phase 1: Harambe Technologies replaced the existing analogue, broadcast infrastructure with high definition digital video infrastructure in the National Assembly chamber (NA), National Council of Provinces chamber (NCOP) and committee rooms E249, Old Assembly chambers , V454, Good Hope Chambers National Assembly sign language booth and the National Council of Provinces sign language booth;

Supplied and Installed television production equipment as per the design specification in the control room and provide ergonomic furniture solution to meet operational demands of a television control room for the National Assembly, NCOP and the 16 committee rooms as well as provide and install production television equipment as per the design specification;

Phase 2: Replace the existing analogue, broadcast infrastructure with high definition digital infrastructure in the remaining committee rooms M46, S35, Good Hope, V475, S26, S12A, V226, V227G26, M314 and M514.

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