Independence & Accountability

DA MPs brought to the attention of the Communications Portfolio Committees that one of the nominees in the ICASA council had served a prison sentence and should not have been in the nominee pool. The Communications Portfolio...

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Stop the attack on social media + bloggers

June 1, 2015 | 1 Comments

Right now South Africans could face new regulations that could stop us from posting updates, tweets, images, videos and blogs without first getting approval from the Film and Publication Board. According to the Board’s draft...

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Hosted by: SOS Coalition, Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI), Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Right 2 Know (R2K) WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS Sekoetlane Phamodi (SOS Coordinator) opened the meeting and, on behalf of the four...

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The MDDA Board interviews were completed on 1 April 2015 and the final shortlist of candidates was completed during a closed session, which followed the last few interviews completed on the day.   The ICASA...

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REPORT: Shortlisting of SABC Board Candidates

March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

The SOS Coalition was in Parliament, yesterday, where the SABC Board Shortlist was decided. Here’s what happened. EFF’s late submissions The process of the SABC board nominations began with a meeting of the subcommittee of...

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REPORT: Is South Africa Ready to Go Digital?

March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

SOS Reports on the DTT Readiness Briefing convened by a Joint Sitting of the Portfolio Committees on Communications and Telecommunications and Postal Services on 10 March 2015. Broad Overview Absent from the meeting were both...

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SOS Reports on the Media Development and Diversity Agency’s Performance and its contribution to the State of Community Radio in South Africa State of the MDDA The meeting began with a report delivered on the...

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The SOS Coalition sat in on the Department of Communications presentation to Parliament in which the Deputy Minister, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, and Director General, Donald Liphoko, presented the National Communications Strategy. Here’s what happened: First on...

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