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DA wants parliamentary probe into ANN7 deal

The Democratic Alliance has called on MultiChoice to publish the contracts it entered into with the Gupta-owned 24-hour news channel ANN7 along with the record of negotiations with the channel. It also wants parliament to

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DOC ‘wants new luxury cars’

The Democratic Alliance has accused the ministry of communications of planning to spend millions of rand on new luxury vehicles, despite having two relatively new high-end vehicles already at its disposal. DA spokeswoman on

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SABC documents might have been doctored

ANC MP Juli Kilian on Thursday raised concerns that SABC board minutes provided to parliament’s ad hoc committee looking into the broadcaster’s fitness might have been tampered with. Kilian raised the issue during former board

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DA to oppose Maguvhe’s SABC interdict

The Democratic Alliance will go to court to oppose the interdict against members of Parliament’s ad hoc committee looking into the SABC board, the party said on Tuesday. The SABC board’s last remaining member, Mbulaheni

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Icasa mulls court action against SABC

Communications regulator Icasa says the SABC has not provided it with any proof that it has complied with its ruling to unban the airing of violent protests. Icasa ruled in July that the public broadcaster was in contravention of the

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Now SABC said to mull end to prime time news

The SABC has followed free-to-air rival e.tv in asking communications regulator Icasa to allow it to stop broadcasting a news bulletin in prime time, the Democratic Alliance said on Monday. The move follows

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Online ‘censorship bill’ unconstitutional: DA

If the Films and Publications Amendment Bill is passed in its current form, South Africans may no longer upload videos to online channels such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram unless they register as a distributor and pay

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Muthambi distances herself from SABC

The ministry of communications has washed its hands of the SABC’s internal problems in what has been described as a move to distance itself from chaos at the public broadcaster. In a statement on Monday