SOS and MMA make submissions into the Zondo Commission

Published On September 21, 2018 | By SOS Coordinator | Uncategorized

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 in the broadcasting sector.

 

Some of the most obvious effects of state capture are now playing out at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).  These include the SABC being near crippled by the results of financial mismanagement, abuse of corporate governance, corruption, editorial interference, sexual harassment and threats to journalists.

 

We believe that the commission needs to also uncover the complexities of seemingly corrupt practices involving the SABC, Multi-Choice, ANN7, the Department of Communication and former Minister Faith Muthambi in particular

 

We hope that our statement will assist the enquiry in further uncovering the full extent of State Capture in a sector that was critical to shaping the public perception.

 

The issues are especially pertinent as public broadcasting is essential to meeting the information needs of the people of South Africa and we hope the enquiry will help protect the vital freedom of expression rights protected by our Constitution; and indeed our entire democratic project.

The statement can be found Here

For further information please contact:

Duduetsang Makuse (National Coordinator, SOS Coalition)

duduetsang@soscoalition.org.za

+2760 911 5889

 

OR

 

Thandi Smith (Chair of SOS Chairperson)

thandis@mma.org.za

+2773 470 7306

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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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