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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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Chaos reigns over SABC chief

SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng will remain in his position because his removal by the board was not done properly, communications minister Dina Pule said on Thursday. Pule told SABC radio that Motsoeneng would remain in the position because the board was not properly constituted

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Pule wants SABC men to stay

Communications minister Dina Pule is trying to persuade SABC board chairman Ben Ngubane and his deputy to withdraw their resignations, the presidency said on Monday. “The matter is receiving attention from the communications

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TV’s digital migration boxed down

The road to digital migration in local television is paved with good ­intentions, vested ­interests, legal disputes and delays. In 2006, South Africa told the International Telecommunication Union it would switch from analogue to digital broadcasting by 2015 and the first digital migration policy

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SABC plunged into new crisis

SABC board chairman Ben Ngubane and his deputy, Thami ka Plaatjie, have resigned, the public broadcaster reported on Monday morning. SABC radio news quoted communications spokesman Siya Qoza as saying President Jacob Zuma needed to decide whether to accept the resignations or

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