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SABC tears into Platco over OpenView HD

The SABC has torn strips off new free-to-air satellite television platform Platco Digital, which plans to launch OpenView HD in mid-October, denying that it plans to carry its three television channels on the new platform. In a harshly worded statement, the SABC says

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Controversy over new SABC board

The SABC will soon have new leadership as the parliamentary portfolio committee announced the final list of names to be recommended for the new board on Tuesday afternoon. But this was not without controversy as the opposition parties represented in the committee have objected to the list

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Report shows shambles at SABC

The SABC was dealt a blow on Tuesday when it received a disclaimer of opinion for the 2012/2013 financial year, the worst audit opinion, from the auditor-general. A disclaimer is issued if the AG cannot form an opinion and thus declines to present an opinion on an entity’s financial statements

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DA warns on SABC ‘happy news’

Democratic Alliance MP Marian Shinn on Friday said she plans to write to SABC interim chair Ellen Tshabalala asking that she intervene to stop acting chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng from implementing a policy that 70% of the broadcasters bulletins consist of “happy

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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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