Browsing: Jimi Matthews

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Madonsela to miss SABC inquiry

Former public protector Thuli Madonsela will not be able to give evidence before parliament’s ad hoc committee looking into the SABC board, as she will be travelling during the hearing dates. The committee met for the first time

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SABC journos make case to top court

Eight SABC journalists who filed an urgent application to the constitutional court to have their charges declared unlawful, have said their positions at the broadcaster have become “simply intolerable”. The journalists, dubbed the

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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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Faith Muthambi to answer to ANC

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi will attend a meeting at Luthuli House on Monday where she is expected to be told to take action against the SABC board, ANC communications sub-committee member Jackson Mthembu told the Sunday Times. Muthambi is part of the committee

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SABC mum on disciplinary hearings

The SABC on Sunday refused to confirm the veracity of a union report that the disciplinary hearings of suspended news journalists have been suspended – some indefinitely. “We do not comment on

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Can the SABC be saved from itself?

The SABC staggers from one crisis to the next. It has been politically contested from apartheid days, used by ruling parties as a valuable propaganda tool since its formation in 1936. The broadcaster has been extremely contentious in recent years

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Motsoeneng sidelined EFF: Matthews

Former SABC boss Jimi Matthews said that the broadcaster made sure the Economic Freedom Fighters received “limited coverage” at the behest of chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, eNCA reported on

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Journalists to picket outside SABC

Journalists are set to picket outside the SABC’s offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town on Friday in solidarity with the public broadcaster’s staff. A message of the intended action was widely circulated by journalists and news

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Mutiny at the SABC over censorship

South Africa’s public broadcaster is battling to quell a journalist revolt over censorship of programmes that portrayed the government in a negative light and its ban on screening footage of protesters destroying property because

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I don’t even know what censorship is: Motsoeneng

SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has scoffed at suggestions that the public broadcaster is engaging in censorship, saying censorship is an English concept, so he “doesn’t know it”. Speaking at a media briefing at the SABC’s Johannesburg head office

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