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SABC in call for ‘sunshine journalism’

The SABC’s acting chief operating officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, has quantified how much sunshine news he wants in the corporation’s bulletins. The controversial executive is championing for 70% of the news stories aired by the public broadcaster to be positive. “For me, it is actually

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Freevision to carry SABC channels

SABC channels will soon be broadcast on signal distributor Sentech’s direct-to-home satellite (DTH-S) platform, Freevision, the two parties said on Monday “The agreement will see the SABC providing SABC 1, SABC 2 and SABC 3 as well as SABC News, which is currently airing on DStv, while Sentech will manage the

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New channel not a propaganda tool: SABC

The SABC’s Jimi Matthews says all “checks and balances” are in place to ensure its new 24-hour news channel does not become a propaganda tool. The satellite channel launched on Thursday evening, with president Jacob Zuma in attendance for its kick-off. “I am not quite sure

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SABC task team established

A task team has been established to sort out the financial problems at the SABC, communications minister Yunus Carrim said on Tuesday. “We have decided to set up a high-level team made up of the SABC, the department of communications, national treasury and the auditor-general of South Africa to set a firm foundation for financial

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DA alarm bells over DStv, SABC deal

Democratic Alliance MP Marian Shinn has called on the SABC to provide clarity on the business case for its planned 24-hour news channel. The channel will be carried on DStv, owned by Naspers’s MultiChoice. Shinn says this is necessary given that she claims

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SABC gambles millions on new channels

Finance minister Pravin Gordhan has previously slapped down plans by the SABC for a 24-hour news channel, saying “this is not the time for vanity projects”, but that has not stopped the public broadcaster steaming ahead to the launch of its satellite project on 1 August

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SABC fills top positions

The SABC has filled six vacancies in its executive management, the public broadcaster said on Thursday. “It has become imperative for the organisation, as it is steadily becoming financially stable, to complement this with individuals who will bring immense value as we take the SABC forward,” spokesman

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Panel to probe Pule’s conduct

The joint committee on ethics and members’ interests has appointed a panel to look into the conduct of communications minister Dina Pule. According to committee co-chair Lemias Mashile, the committee took a decision on 20 February that, in terms of paragraph 3.1 of the procedure for the investigation

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SABC board likely to be dissolved

It is likely the SABC board will be dissolved, communications portfolio committee chairman Sikhumbuzo Kholwane announced on Monday. Kholwane told reporters at parliament that communications minister Dina Pule would give the committee a report back on developments at the public broadcaster on Tuesday

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Dina Pule’s furious letter to SABC board

Communications minister Dina Pule has lashed out in a scathing letter at the SABC board for the suspension of the corporation’s controversial chief financial officer Gugu Duda, the appointment of her replacement, and the reinstatement of acting chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, which she

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