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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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SABC-MultiChoice deal is effectively a merger

October 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

This article originally appeared in the Daily Maverick on 7 October 2015. By: William Bird Media Monitoring Africa The deal entered into by the SABC and MultiChoice constitutes a notifiable merger. Given the role and positions of both the SABC and MultiChoice, they should have followed the accepted practice when entering into a merger and...

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Picture a SABC that does its job

October 7, 2015 | 1 Comments

This article was originally published in the Star Newspaper on 6 October 2015 By: Sekoetlane Phamodi The SABC has abandoned its obligation to act as an agent of social change, and this must change, writes Sekoetlane Phamodi. Johannesburg – Following the financial collapse of the SABC, various people, organisations and role-players who recognised the critical...

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In what can only be described as a game of musical chairs, the inquorate SABC Board has approved the appointment of  Mr. James Aguma current CFO to Acting GCEO and Ms Thabile Dlamini has been appointed as the Acting CFO. Citing the contested MOI, newly elected SABC Board Chairperson Obert Maghuve  has said that,”in the...

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In a news article, issued this morning former SABC Board Member Ronnie Lubisi confirmed that he lodged an official complaint with the Chairperson of Parliamentary Portfolio on Communications Joyce Moloi-Morapa . The complaint was lodged in May about the unlawful purging of SABC Board members.  However, this complaint was not formally lodged with the parliamentary portfolio...

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Controversy around MDDA appointments

June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last week the presidency announced three appointments to the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board Ms Palesa Kadi (Film and Publications Board Shared Services Executive) Mr Jabulane Blos (CEO Disabled People South Africa) Mr Thamsanqa Isaac Ntenteni Media reports have surfaced that one of the appointees, Mr. Thamsanqa Isaac Ntenteni  who  has also been nominated...

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SOS Coalition partners, Media Workers Association of South Africa (MWASA) respond to SABC efforts to root out fraud. More information on SABC statements can be found here. MWASA released the following statement earlier today. The Media Workers Association of South Africa cautiously welcomes the announcement on 18 June 2015 that the SABC is to take...

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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 Committee was forced to reconsider its shortlist after one of the candidates, Thamsanqa Ntenteni’s, criminal record was exposed in the...

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Vacant SABC board positions are to be re-advertised as the first round of candidates fail to meet the requirements of the selection committee. On 2 June, Parliaments Communications portfolio committee announced that advertisements will be placed in the media for two of the vacant positions which did not receive enough applications to allow for a...

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Parliament’s Constitutional and Legal Services division found that, the removals of the three SABC board members, earlier this year, was unlawful. According to Parliament’s legal advisors, an SABC board member can only be removed in one of two different ways. The first is after a member has been found guilty of misconduct or is unable to...

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