Response to Competition Tribunal Judgment on Multichoice Africa – SABC Merger

Published On February 12, 2016 | By Sekoetlane Phamodi | Media / Press Release

MMA, SOS and Caxton have carefully considered the judgment of the Tribunal relating to the contractual arrangements between the SABC and Multichoice in respect of the SABC’s archives and the commitments given by the SABC in relation to future encryption of its broadcast signals. We are disappointed with the Tribunal’s decision given the fact that we believe that Multichoice has assumed control over important parts of the SABC’s business.

Accordingly, we intend launching an urgent appeal against the Tribunal’s judgment to the Competition Appeal Court.

Issued on behalf of SOS: Support Public Broadcasting, Media Monitoring Africa and Caxton CTP Publishers and Printers


For more information contact:

Sekoetlane Jacob Phamodi

Coordinator: SOS Coalition

076 084 8077


William Bird

Director: Media Monitoring Africa

082 887 1370

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About The Author

Sekoetlane Phamodi is a Black feminist activist who has his training in journalism and law. He has been involved in broadcasting and media advocacy for three years, leading public-interest interventions into legislative and policy reforms to broadcasting in South Africa. His approach to broadcasting policy and practice is locating technical issues within a social justice framework that the public can meaningfully engage with. Phamodi coordinates the SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition which advocates for public broadcasting as a tool for social change.

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