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Auditor-General’s Report The meeting opened with a report presented by the auditor-general about the status of the MDDA, ICASA, GCIS, Brand SA and the FPIB. The MDDA status has not changed since a clean audit...

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The MDDA Board interviews were completed on 1 April 2015 and the final shortlist of candidates was completed during a closed session, which followed the last few interviews completed on the day.   The ICASA...

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REPORT: Is South Africa Ready to Go Digital?

March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

SOS Reports on the DTT Readiness Briefing convened by a Joint Sitting of the Portfolio Committees on Communications and Telecommunications and Postal Services on 10 March 2015. Broad Overview Absent from the meeting were both...

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SOS Reports on the Media Development and Diversity Agency’s Performance and its contribution to the State of Community Radio in South Africa State of the MDDA The meeting began with a report delivered on the...

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The SOS Coalition sat in on the Department of Communications presentation to Parliament in which the Deputy Minister, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, and Director General, Donald Liphoko, presented the National Communications Strategy. Here’s what happened: First on...

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13 February 2015 Yesterday, a cellphone signal scrambling device was set up in the National Assembly Chamber to prevent all attending the President’s State of the Nation Address, including journalists, from transmitting any kind of information...

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End of the Road for Tshabalala’s Deception

December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

  On 3rd December, Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Commuications conducted an formal inquiry into allegations that SABC Board Chairperson, Ellen Zandile Tshabalala, had willfully or negligently and under oath misrepresented her qualifications to Parliament –...

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Today, the Minister of Communications was scheduled to brief the Portfolio committee on Communications on progress she and the SABC had made in instituting the recommendations made by the Public Protector in her report When...

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SOS CALLS FOR STRONG ACTION AND PUBLIC INPUT AFTER CONFIRMATION OF YET ANOTHER SABC CEO RESIGNATION The SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition notes with shock that the SABC’s CEO, Lulama Mokhobo, has resigned and has...

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CONTINUED CRISES AT THE SABC AT PARLIAMENTARY, BOARD AND MANAGEMENT LEVEL The SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition notes the ongoing crises at the SABC at the level of management and the Board. Last week the...

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