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SABC-MultiChoice deal is effectively a merger

October 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

This article originally appeared in the Daily Maverick on 7 October 2015. By: William Bird Media Monitoring Africa The deal entered into by the SABC and MultiChoice constitutes a notifiable merger. Given the role and...

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Picture a SABC that does its job

October 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

This article was originally published in the Star Newspaper on 6 October 2015 By: Sekoetlane Phamodi The SABC has abandoned its obligation to act as an agent of social change, and this must change, writes...

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What is the financial status of the SABC?

June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Is the SABC in financial trouble or not? Conflicting reports and statements have been circulating since April.  This week’s Sunday Times, reports that “the SABC faces a plunge in financial fortunes of almost R1.4...

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Vacant SABC board positions are to be re-advertised as the first round of candidates fail to meet the requirements of the selection committee. On 2 June, Parliaments Communications portfolio committee announced that advertisements will be...

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Parliament’s Constitutional and Legal Services division found that, the removals of the three SABC board members, earlier this year, was unlawful. According to Parliament’s legal advisors, an SABC board member can only be removed in one...

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The Communications Portfolio committee was scheduled to name the shortlisted candidates for the vacant SABC board posts, but due to what was described as the busy schedules of members, the Committee elected to postpone this...

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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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On 17 February 2015, MMA and SOS joined Caxton Publishers in an application to the Competition Tribunal for the contract selling the SABC archives to Multichoice to be cellared a notifiable merger. The application is focused...

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On the 17th of February 2015, MMA and SOS joined Caxton Publishers in an application to the Competition Tribunal in which we call on Multichoice and the SABC to notify the Competition Tribunal of a...

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Liars Never Prosper

December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

  The SOS Coalition welcomes the resignation of Ellen Tshabalala from the SABC Board. Tshabalala was, on 3 December 2014, found guilty by Parliament of willfully or negligently and under oath misrepresenting her qualifications to...

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