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Government faces more criticism over Woan plan

Civil society groups Media Monitoring Africa and the SOS Coalition have blasted government’s plan to create a wholesale open-access network, or Woan, saying in a submission to the department of telecommunications

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12 CEOs in eight years for SABC

The SABC has had 12 CEOs in the past eight years, parliament’s ad hoc committee looking into the SABC board heard on Wednesday. Media Monitoring Africa’s William Bird told the committee that the institution had

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Hlaudi’s ‘bonanza’ must be explained: SOS

The R11,4m “bonanza” paid to SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng has to be accounted for, lobby group Save Our SABC Coalition has said. Co-ordinator for the Save Our SABC Coalition Sekoetlane Phamodi said on Monday

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Motsoeneng to ‘deal with’ disloyal employees

SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has vowed to “deal with” any employee disloyal to the public broadcaster. This would be carried out through “Operation Clean Up”, he told reporters at the SABC’s headquarters in Johannesburg on Monday

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SABC wrong to censor the news: Icasa

The complaints and compliance committee of communications regulator Icasa has ordered that the SABC withdraw the resolution that it will no longer broadcast footage of violent protests. Icasa has said that SABC chairman Obert Maguhve must confirm

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More SABC pickets planned

The Right2Know Campaign, along with several other groups, will picket outside the offices of the SABC in Auckland Park on Wednesday and Thursday. On Monday a number of civil society groups met to discuss upcoming protest plans against

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More protest action against SABC

A civil society meeting to co-ordinate further protests against the SABC is scheduled to take place on Monday. The campaign is being organised by the Right2Know (R2K) campaign and the Save our SABC Coalition. Last week

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SABC blasted at Icasa hearings

No empirical evidence was used to back up the SABC’s decision to ban coverage of violent protests, an Independent Communications Authority of South Africa public hearing was told on Friday. “Is there any evidence that would

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Digital TV: Muthambi vows to press on

Despite a supreme court of appeal judgment on Tuesday, which set aside a 2015 amendment to South Africa’s broadcasting migration policy, the communications minister, Faith Muthambi, has vowed to press on with the digital terrestrial television migration

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