The SOS Coalition is a member-based public broadcasting network that campaigns for democratic media and broadcasting, as well as excellent programming by the public broadcaster - in particular the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to serve the public interest.

Our purpose is to lobby for excellent programming and ensure the strengthening of public and community broadcasting in the interest of the broader South African community that is solely dependent on the public broadcaster as their primary channel of communication.

Our vision is to create a public broadcasting system dedicated to the broadcasting of quality, diverse, citizen-orientated public programming committed to deepening South Africa’s constitutional values and principles.

The Coalition represents trade unions, independent film and TV production sector organisations, non-governmental and community-based organisations, academics, freedom of expression activists and concerned individuals.

LATEST NEWS

February 13, 2020

Digital Migration: The train has left the station!

The SOS Coalition is dismayed to hear that Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Communications has “raised a concern regarding the slow pace in the implementation of the […]
July 3, 2020

SOS welcomes the publication of the 2020 SABC Editorial Policies

3 July 2020 The SOS Coalition welcomes the publication of the final 2020 SABC Editorial Policies. SOS has consistently campaigned to safeguard the independence and integrity […]
July 1, 2020

SOS and MMA Statement on SABC S189 Notice to Staff

1 July 2020 The SOS Coalition (SOS) and Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) take note of the SABC’s Notice of Possible Job Redundancy/Retrenchment and Notification in Terms […]
May 11, 2020

Covid-19 ICT Regulations: Local Content Quotas

The SOS Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) are deeply concerned by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s (ICASA) decision to publish amendments to its […]

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