Government will give vouchers to indigent households to buy set-top boxes from commercial providers rather than continuing with a plan to run the project itself.
Communications minister Nomvula Mokonyane has welcomed the decision by the constitutional court, which grants the Competition Commission jurisdiction to investigate the deal signed between the SABC and MultiChoice.
The SABC’s plan to cut costs, including going through a possible retrenchments programme, has hit a political brick wall.
The SABC has slammed remarks by ANC secretary general Ace Magashule on Friday evening that the ruling party would not “allow” retrenchments at the public broadcaster.
In this episode of the podcast, Duncan McLeod interviews communications minister Nomvula Mokonyane on digital terrestrial television migration as well as the future of the SABC and public broadcasting in South Africa.