Icasa’s proposal to force sporting bodies to make “games of national interest” freely available to the SABC will have unintended consequences not only for sports but also for constitutionalism. By Martin van Staden.
A meltdown at some of South Africa’s biggest state companies is intensifying, placing the nation’s finances at risk and frustrating President Cyril Ramaphosa’s efforts to attract new investment and resuscitate a moribund economy.
Icasa has decided to conduct an inquiry into the so-called “must-carry regulations”, which allow MultiChoice and other pay-television operators to carry the SABC public service channels at no cost.
Government is considering a R3.2-billion guarantee for the country’s cash-strapped national broadcaster to help it raise money from lenders, according to a report.
While state-owned enterprises such as Eskom, SAA and the SABC continue to make headlines for all the wrong reasons, one (partially) state-owned company is doing quite well, thank you very much. By Duncan McLeod.