Narration audio studio launched in Mpumalanga
Mpumalanga Provincial Library and Information Services in partnership with the South African Library for the Blind (SALB) launched a narration studio in Mbombela earlier in July 2022. SALB intends to accomplish producing audio books in the eleven official South Africa languages, and this newly launched studio/recording booth will allow SALB to engage more narrators in order to work towards achieving this goal. The studio in Mpumalanga will focus mainly on Seswati and Isindebele narration. This recording studio addresses the issues of access as articulated in the Libraries transformation charter where access is not only defined in terms of physical access to library buildings but goes further to talk to access to information. MEC of Culture, Sport and Recreation Department of the Mpumalanga, Ms Thandi Shongwe officiated the opening of the studio as it speaks to the departments strategic goal of “creating a reading and learning culture to empower people to make informed decisions”. Below, some images from the launch can be seen.