Media / Press Release

Passing of Media Freedom Activist Libby Lloyd

January 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Board, staff and friends of SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa are devastated by the untimely passing of Libby Lloyd last night (18 January). She is known to many of us...

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The SOS Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa warmly welcome the news of the appointment of new SABC COO Chris Maroleng, subject to final security vetting processes. We stand behind the board in making critical appointments...

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PRESS STATEMENT: SABC Strike

December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

    Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and the SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition (SOS) note the strike action by the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media & Allied Workers Union (BEMAWU) and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) that...

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MMA and SOS note the intensifying strike action by Broadcasting, Electronic, Media & Allied Workers Union (BEMAWU) beginning 2 November 2017.  We support the right of workers to strike. As a broad coalition, however, SOS...

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Remembering Black Wednesday 40 years on!

October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Just a short video to remind us all of the journey we’re on. For some, this journey began 40 years ago, and for others it began yesterday. As we commemorate Black Wednesday from all corners...

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The SOS Coalition, Media Monitoring Africa and Freedom of Expression Institute Welcome the judgement in the SOS/FXI/MMA vs SABC/Minister of Communications/Hlaudi Motsoeneng matter. SABC 1 The first key issue in this matter was with regards...

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After a series of governance and financial crises at the SABC, the dissolution of the last board, and the subsequent appointment of the interim board in March this year, the National Assembly ran a nationally...

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The SOS Coalition welcomes the news regarding the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) Proclamation, which has been awaiting the President’s signature for months. On the 25th of August, President Jacob Zuma released a statement announcing that...

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SOS would like to echo the chorus of voices calling for President Jacob Zuma to sign the proclamation allowing the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) to probe the SABC. The proclamation, which has been ready since...

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MEDIA RELEASE: Goodbye, Hlaudi!

June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

SOS welcomes the news of the adverse findings against Mr Hlaudi Motsoeneng, as well as his subsequent dismissal by the SABC Interim Board. Mr. Motsoeneng was charged with bringing the SABC into disrepute, as well...

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