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

Feb 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 […]
Oct 21, 2020

Statement: SABC’s On-air firing

21 October 2020 The SOS Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa are deeply concerned by numerous[i] media reports that allege improper conduct on the part of the […]
Oct 20, 2020

SOS Statement: Presentations to PPCC by CWU, BEMAWU & the Editorial Forum

20 October 2020 The SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition notes that the SABC and the SABC Unions, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) and the Broadcasting, Electronic, […]
Sep 2, 2020

Virtual Roundtable on Public Broadcasting: Presentation to Parliament by the SOS Coalition

The SOS Coalition delivered a presentation to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Communications at the Virtual Roundtable on Public Broadcasting, on 2 September 2020. “Digital technologies […]
Aug 21, 2020

SOS and MMA respond to Cosatu and CWU’s calls for the dissolution of SABC Board

21 August 2020 The SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa are deeply concerned by reports that Cosatu is calling for the SABC Board […]

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