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Public protector ‘surprised’ by SABC move

Public protector Thuli Madonsela on Wednesday expressed her surprise at the permanent appointment of controversial acting SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng. “I don’t know what to make of it. I was surprised when I read this morning that he has

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Motsoeneng hire a ‘dark day for democracy’: DA

Democratic Alliance MP and spokesman on communications Gavin Davis has described the appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng as permanent chief operating officer of the SABC as a “dark day for democracy”. Communications minister Faith Muthambi reportedly announced on Tuesday night that the controversial

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Motsoeneng named permanent SABC COO

Controversial acting SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been appointed permanently, the public broadcaster reported on Wednesday. Communications minister Faith Muthambi made the announcement on Tuesday night in Pretoria, according to SABC radio news. Muthambi said she made the

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Icasa has become a ‘political football’

Icasa has become a “political football”, according to the Democratic Alliance. Just weeks after it seemed certain that the communications regulator would report into the department of telecommunications and postal services, communications minister Faith Muthambi has told parliament that it

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MPs war over SABC’s acting boss

Controversial SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng appeared before parliament on Friday, a day after making controversial comments about a need to license journalists. One would expect him to be somewhat subdued considering the storm his comments stirred up, but Motsoeneng appeared

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Motsoeneng stays because he performs: SABC

There is no basis to suspend controversial SABC acting chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, SABC board chair Zandile Tshabalala told MPs on Friday night. “We don’t have a basis for suspension because … in our case he performs,” Tshabalala said, briefing a joint sitting of parliament’s communications

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Minister wants SABC to foster patriotism

South Africa could soon wake up to a rendition of the national anthem on national television in a bid to improve patriotism, social cohesion and moral regeneration. Communications minister Faith Muthambi told parliament on Tuesday that there will be a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the SABC

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No action on SABC top jobs

There has been little action in appointing a new CEO or chief financial officer at the SABC, according to communications minister Faith Muthambi. Replying to parliamentary questions she said the advertisements for the CEO and chief finance positions closed on 12 May, but “the number of candidates

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Cwele to have oversight of Infraco

Broadband Infraco will no longer report into the department of public enterprises. Instead, the department of telecommunications and postal services (formerly known as the department of communications) will have oversight responsibility. It’s not known if the changes in reporting have been implemented

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DA MPs walk out of committee meeting

Democratic Alliance MPs walked out of a briefing by the department of communications on its budget and strategic plan on Tuesday, saying they were not given enough time to prepare for the meeting. Four DA MPs, from the portfolio committees on communications and telecommunications and postal

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