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18 May 2017 SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition supports the call by MPs for the SABC Board to consider the suspension of James Aguma as CFO and Acting GCEO of the SABC- following due process to investigate his misconduct and role he played in bringing about the SABC crisis, alongside Hlaudi Motsoeneng. We insist on...

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A PDF of the below release can be downloaded here. MEDIA RELEASE SOS: SUPPORT PUBLIC BROADCASTING COALITION MAKES DETAILED RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE SABC TO AD HOC COMMITTEE IN PARLIAMENT SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition (“SOS”) has made detailed recommendations to the Parliamentary Ad Hoc Committee investigating the SABC Board. We strongly hope that the Committee’s...

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The below is the prsentataion by SOS in Paranelent’s Add Hock Inquiry into the SABC on 14 Dec 2016 Note: The SOS Sgement starts at 2h and 56min. Context Firstly, the crisis of independent and credible news and current affairs programmes to the vast majority of citizens and residents has been a recurring theme over...

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There is NO SABC Board

December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition (“SOS”) condemns the arrogant behaviour of Professor Mbulaheni Maguhve and the coterie of SABC executives led by the disgraced Hlaudi Motsoeneng. These characters continue to perpetuate the charade that there is an existing, legitimately-constituted and quorate SABC Board that can take decisions on behalf of the organisation. We welcome Parliament’s...

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The news that the SABC 8 have been receiving death threats pose a clear and present danger to our democracy. We call on the SAPS and all other law enforcement agencies to treat these actions as a priority crime.  Over the last few months we have witnessed several threats and attacks both verbal and physical...

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It is with shock and disbelief and incredible sadness that we heard yesterday about the passing of Jeanette Minnie. Jeanette played a significant role as a founding member of the SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition.  At the SOS launch meeting in June 2008 she shared her experiences as an activist in the early 1990s. She...

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In another landslide victory for the soul of the SABC, the Labour Court, today, found in favour of four of the SABC 8. In the robust judgment handed down by Lagrange J, the Labour Court ordered that: The application to hear the matter on an urgent basis, is upheld; The SABC’s summary dismissal of four of the five applicants...

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Since 02 July 2016, the Campaign to Save Our SABC, which constitutes individuals, organisations and movements campaigning for social and economic justice for all has campaigned for and built up a broad front of activists committed to the independence and credibility of our national public broadcaster. From the very outset, we have been clear about...

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Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition welcome the application for direct access to the Constitutional Court by the “SABC 8” MMA & SOS together with a range of other institutions including the FXI and Sanef have been cited as respondents and we will be submitting our papers accordingly. We see this...

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Basebenzi, In recent days we have seen the situation at the SABC decline even further. We have watched the renegade COO, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, enabled by a lame-duck Board and a delinquent Minister of Communications suspend seven workers without due process for a range of trumped-up charges. The basis of these charges concern workers’ refusal to...

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