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Government faces more criticism over Woan plan

Civil society groups Media Monitoring Africa and the SOS Coalition have blasted government’s plan to create a wholesale open-access network, or Woan, saying in a submission to the department of telecommunications

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12 CEOs in eight years for SABC

The SABC has had 12 CEOs in the past eight years, parliament’s ad hoc committee looking into the SABC board heard on Wednesday. Media Monitoring Africa’s William Bird told the committee that the institution had

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SABC wrong to censor the news: Icasa

The complaints and compliance committee of communications regulator Icasa has ordered that the SABC withdraw the resolution that it will no longer broadcast footage of violent protests. Icasa has said that SABC chairman Obert Maguhve must confirm

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SABC blasted at Icasa hearings

No empirical evidence was used to back up the SABC’s decision to ban coverage of violent protests, an Independent Communications Authority of South Africa public hearing was told on Friday. “Is there any evidence that would

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Digital TV: Muthambi vows to press on

Despite a supreme court of appeal judgment on Tuesday, which set aside a 2015 amendment to South Africa’s broadcasting migration policy, the communications minister, Faith Muthambi, has vowed to press on with the digital terrestrial television migration

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Lawyers duel over SABC, MultiChoice deal

The Competition Tribunal heard on Wednesday that pay-television operator MultiChoice took control of valuable assets of the SABC and influenced a key SABC policy materially, through an agreement that only became public after somebody leaked it. Steven Budlender SC

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SABC Encore to make DStv debut

The SABC and MultiChoice will launch its rerun entertainment channel, called SABC Encore, on 11 May on DStv. The launch of SABC Encore, which formerly would have been called SABC Entertainment

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Concern over set-top box decision

Cabinet’s decision to provide free set-top boxes to 5m poor South Africans does not go far enough, two public broadcasting advocacy groups have said. Media Monitoring Africa and the SOS Coalition say government should have required that

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