PRESS STATEMENTS

September 20, 2018

Submissions in respect of the parliamentary inquiry into the SABC

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 […]
April 17, 2018

PRESS STATEMENT: Infinity Media’s (ANN7) TV Application

The SOS Coalition: Support Our Public Broadcaster and Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) are responding to the invitation, by ICASA, to make written submissions on any of the […]
March 23, 2018

Floyd Shivambu and the growing threat against media freedom

The SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition condemns the attack on journalist Adriaan de Kock on 20 March 2018, by the Deputy Leader of the EFF and […]
February 23, 2018

SOS Coalition and MMA address Communications Minister’s comments on SABC MOI

The SOS Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) note, with deep concern, the recent comments made by Communications Minister, Kubayi Ngubane on the Memorandum of Incorporation […]
January 22, 2018

Passing of Media Freedom Activist Libby Lloyd

The Board, staff and friends of SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa are devastated by the untimely passing of Libby Lloyd (18 January). […]
January 16, 2018

The SOS Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa welcome the appointment of the new SABC COO

The SOS Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa warmly welcome the news of the appointment of new SABC COO Chris Maroleng, subject to final security vetting processes. […]
December 15, 2017

PRESS STATEMENT: SABC Strike

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and the SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition (SOS) note the strike action by the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media & Allied Workers Union (BEMAWU) […]
November 13, 2017

MMA and SOS Official statement on the ongoing Bemawu strike action at the SABC

MMA and SOS note the intensifying strike action by Broadcasting, Electronic, Media & Allied Workers Union (BEMAWU) beginning 2 November 2017.  We support the right of […]
October 19, 2017

Remembering Black Wednesday 40 years on!

Just a short video to remind us all of the journey we’re on. For some, this journey began 40 years ago, and for others it began […]
October 17, 2017

SOS MMA FXI Victory: Minister’s powers to appoint SABC Executives and the removal of Non- Executive Board Members

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 […]
September 27, 2017

The SOS Coalition calls on President Jacob Zuma to appoint the new SABC board immediately.

After a series of governance and financial crises at the SABC, the dissolution of the last board, and the subsequent appointment of the interim board in […]
September 1, 2017

SABC Interim Board needs to ensure that the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) delivers on its TORs

The SOS Coalition welcomes the news regarding the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) Proclamation, which has been awaiting the President’s signature for months. On the 25th of […]
July 11, 2017

Media Release: Mr. President, just sign the proclamation!

SOS would like to echo the chorus of voices calling for President Jacob Zuma to sign the proclamation allowing the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) to probe […]
June 13, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE: Goodbye, Hlaudi!

SOS welcomes the news of the adverse findings against Mr Hlaudi Motsoeneng, as well as his subsequent dismissal by the SABC Interim Board. Mr. Motsoeneng was […]
May 30, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE: State Capture and the importance of an independent SABC

CORRUPTION AND STATE CAPTURE – GOOD PROGRESS BUT STILL MORE NEEDED SOS welcomes news concerning the interim board’s decision to suspend James Aguma from his acting […]
May 18, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE: SOS echoes call for James Aguma’s suspension

18 May 2017SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition supports the call by MPs for the SABC Board to consider the suspension of James Aguma as CFO and […]
February 22, 2017

SOS Makes Detailed Recommendations on the SABC to Ad Hoc Committee in Parliament

A PDF of the below release can be downloaded here. MEDIA RELEASE SOS: SUPPORT PUBLIC BROADCASTING COALITION MAKES DETAILED RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE SABC TO AD HOC […]
December 9, 2016

There is NO SABC Board

SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition (“SOS”) condemns the arrogant behaviour of Professor Mbulaheni Maguhve and the coterie of SABC executives led by the disgraced Hlaudi Motsoeneng. […]
November 22, 2016

SOS, MMA take SABC to task for irregularly and unlawfully revised editorial policies

On 03 October, the SOS Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa lodged a complaint with ICASA’s Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) concerning the SABC’s irregularly and unlawfully […]
November 15, 2016

MMA, SOS support SABC 8 and condemn further threats to our democracy!

The news that the SABC 8 have been receiving death threats pose a clear and present danger to our democracy. We call on the SAPS and […]
November 3, 2016

Tribute to the Late Jeanette Minnie: Go well, Jeanette. Though you are gone, you will not soon be forgotten.

It is with shock and disbelief and incredible sadness that we heard yesterday about the passing of Jeanette Minnie. Jeanette played a significant role as a […]
September 30, 2016

SOS denounces R411 million SABC loss and welcomes Cabinet directive to see Motsoeneng out of the SABC

The SOS Coalition welcomes the Cabinet statement delivered by Minister Jeff Radebe concerning the ongoing crisis of principled leadership at the SABC. In his statement Minister […]
July 26, 2016

Today a gold-star day for media and workers’ freedoms as Labour Court finds in favour of unlawfully dismissed SABC Workers

In another landslide victory for the soul of the SABC, the Labour Court, today, found in favour of four of the SABC 8. In the robust judgment handed down […]
July 20, 2016

20 July 2016 A Watershed Day for the Independence and Credibility of the SABC

Since 02 July 2016, the Campaign to Save Our SABC, which constitutes individuals, organisations and movements campaigning for social and economic justice for all has campaigned […]
July 15, 2016

SOS and MMA welcome the application for direct access to the Constitutional Court by the SABC 8

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition welcome the application for direct access to the Constitutional Court by the “SABC 8” MMA & […]
July 15, 2016

Are we really free or are we dom? Let the truth be told and seen

We have reached out to the ANC to insist that the Party refrain from interfering in the affairs of our national public broadcaster, the SABC, which […]
July 5, 2016

CALL TO ACTION: Wednesday Picket Against Hlaudification of the SABC

Basebenzi, In recent days we have seen the situation at the SABC decline even further. We have watched the renegade COO, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, enabled by a […]
July 4, 2016

Waiting For Hlaudi: Response to unilateral cancellation of agreed to meeting with civil society concerning SABC censorship crisis

Hlaudi Motsoeneng has lied to us again. He didn’t bother to even turn up for a meeting he committed himself to, to address the current suspension […]
July 2, 2016

Campaign to Save Our SABC: Respect Media Workers’ Rights

Today, media workers in the SABC convened and led a gathering and march from the SABC to Constitution Hill to draw attention to the crisis in […]
July 1, 2016

MEMORANDUM: CALL FOR INTERVENTION REGARDING SABC APARTHEID-STYLE CENSORSHIP

The Chief Justice Mogoeng and all Justices of the Constitutional Court Johannesburg Chief Justice, MEMORANDUM: CALL FOR INTERVENTION REGARDING SABC APARTHEID-STYLE CENSORSHIP Seven days ago SABC journalists were […]