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DA urges ‘remedial steps’ at SABC

Communications minister Yunus Carrim must implement “remedial steps to arrest the perpetual management crisis at the SABC now that its entire management structure is filled with acting appointees”, said Democratic Alliance MP Marian Shinn. Shinn was reacting to the news

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SABC CEO steps down

The SABC looks set to be plunged into a fresh leadership crisis. TechCentral can reveal that the public broadcaster will announce later on Monday that its group CEO, Lulama Mokhobo, is stepping down just two years into her five-year term. A statement could be issued as early as lunchtime

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No word on rumoured exit of SABC boss

The SABC could on Wednesday neither confirm nor deny rumours that its CEO, Lulama Mokhobo, had resigned. “I am not aware of [her resignation] and I could not confirm it with anybody at the SABC,” spokesman Kaizer Kganyago said. “I cannot say yes or no until I am officially told

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Carrim mum on SABC report

Communications minister Yunis Carrim said on Monday he had seen the public protector’s provisional report into alleged maladministration at the SABC. “Yes, I did receive the report, obviously. It was given as a courtesy to the department of communications,” he told the Cape Town Press Club

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Union welcomes SABC digital TV call

The Media Workers’ Association of South Africa on Friday welcomed the SABC’s decision to exclude an encryption system based on conditional access in digital set-top boxes. “This unexpected statement represents a rare glimpse or signs of an SABC regaining consciousness of its role as the premier provider

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SABC against conditional access

SABC’s digital terrestrial television (DTT) set-top boxes will not include a control system, the broadcaster said on Thursday. “As a public service broadcaster, we have taken the decision not to support conditional access of set-top boxes, as this is the most suitable option for us as a free-to-air broadcaster,” it said in a

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Intrigue as OpenView carries SABC

OpenView HD, the new free-to-air satellite service launched by e.tv sister company Platco Digital on Tuesday, is offering the SABC’s three main television channels as part of its bouquet in spite of a simmering feud with the public broadcaster. The SABC warned last month

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Shinn wants SIU probe of SABC

Democratic Alliance MP Marian Shinn has said she plans to ask president Jacob Zuma to refer the findings of the SABC’s 2012/2013 annual report to the Special Investigating Unit (SIU). leaveThis follows news on Tuesday that the public broadcaster had received a disclaimer

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SABC boss promises prudence

The SABC plans to exercise fiscal prudence when its government-guaranteed loan is paid off at the end of September, CEO Lulama Mokhobo said on Thursday. “The SABC has made R330m in profits after taxes, and we will be paying off the government guaranteed loan at the end of September,” she

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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