Response to Competition Tribunal Judgment on Multichoice Africa – SABC Merger

Published On February 12, 2016 | By SOS Coordinator | 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

Duduetsang is an avid digital media lover and lifelong scholar who is fascinated by the dynamic media space. Duduetsang had her formal training in television journalism at the University currently known as Rhodes, and has various experiences in broadcast media production and corporate communications. She completed her MBA in Media Management at Cardiff University. Her activist discontents include socio-economic and gender based inequality and sexual violence while her intellectual interests lie in media strategy, policy and development in the convergent, digital era, especially in the African context. She joined SOS as a Project Coordinator and recently took over as the National Coordinator.

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