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21 September 2018   The SOS Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa have submitted a joint statement to the evidence leaders in the Zondo Commission requesting that the enquiry look into the extent of state capture...

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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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How SABC News misled the public

October 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

The issue of whether or not the deal between Pay-tv provider MultiChoice and the SABC should be regarded as a “merger” was taken up in Parliament. The deal involving the two broadcasters has been heavily criticised...

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Vote of no confidence against Ms. Hope Zinde

March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

The SOS Coalition notes media reports of the vote of no confidence passed by the SABC board against one of its members, Ms. Hope Zinde. The allegations of fraudulent conduct and non-disclosure of a conflict...

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IT IS NOT THE BOARD’S DECISION THAT WAS IRREGULAR, BUT ITS COMMUNICATION OF THE DECISION SAYS COMMUNICATOINS MINISTER, DINA PULE In a bid to get clarity on whether this morning’s reports on Minister Pule declaring...

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Financial Mail’s article focusing on industry and civil society concerns regarding the ICASA Amendment Bill, 2010. FM_-_Voices_of_Concern_-_29_July_2010...

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M-Net and Multichoice’s submission on the Public Service Broadcasting Bill, 2009 submitted on the 15th of January 2010. M-Net_and_MultiChoice_PSB_submissions...

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The SOS Coalition worked over the December holidays and pulled together a very comprehensive submission including annexures running into hundreds of pages! In its submission the Coalition argued that the Bill had been introduced prematurely....

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The SOS submission on the draft Public Service Broadcasting Bill included a number of annexures. Annexure B looks at the SOS’s proposals for a new broadcasting landscape. Among a number of things SOS proposes a...

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The understanding was that the proposals put forward in the ICASA Position Paper, 2004 were to be submitted to Parliament by the Minister of Communications. Unfortunately however the latter were not submitted.The old ownership and...

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