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What SABC’s bigwigs are paid

SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng earned R2,9m in 2013, communications minister Faith Muthambi said on Wednesday. In written reply to a parliamentary question by the Democratic Alliance, she said that in 2012 Motsoeneng had earned R2,5m, and in 2011 R1,6m. SABC acting CEO

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New SABC CEO soon: minister

The SABC has been instructed to appoint a new CEO within the next three months, communications minister Faith Muthambi said on Tuesday. “The entities reporting to the ministry have a clear directive from me to stabilise their leadership,” Muthambi told a media briefing at parliament. “To this end I have recently

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DA, SABC hearing adjourned

A hearing by communications regulator Icasa’s complaints and compliance committee on the Democratic Alliance’s advertisement complaint case against the SABC was adjourned on Tuesday night. The hearing would resume on Wednesday at 6pm to give the SABC more time to consult with its legal team

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DA, SABC face off at Icasa

The rejection of the Democratic Alliance’s adverts by the SABC is an infringement on the freedom of expression, the party’s legal team argued on Tuesday evening. Steven Budlender, for the DA, said the SABC had rejected one television advert and five radio adverts

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Bodies write to SABC over ‘threat’

The Right2Know Campaign and SOS: Support Public Broadcasting have written to the controversial SABC board chair, Zandile Tshabalala, to ask her whether she invoked the National Key Points Act to warn staff not to leak information to the public, as staff have claimed. This was not the first time the National Key Points

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SABC bosses protecting their jobs: Zille

SABC bosses were protecting their positions when they decided not to broadcast an advertisement by the Democratic Alliance, party leader Helen Zille said on Saturday. “They are terrified for their positions because he [president Jacob Zuma] deployed them,” she

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SABC pulls plug on DA advert

The Democratic Alliance on Friday accused the SABC of censoring it following a notice to pull the party’s election advert. “The DA has received notice from the SABC that it is removing the DA’s ‘Ayisafani’ television commercial from the airwaves,” spokesman Mmusi Maimane said in a statement. “This is censorship pure and simple.” The advert

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Tian Olivier named as SABC CEO

Tian Olivier has been appointed SABC’s new acting CEO and James Aguma has taken up the reins of acting chief financial officer, the national broadcaster said on Friday. “Mr Olivier and Mr Aguma’s appointments are based on their extensive knowledge and a proven track record as senior managers currently at the SABC,” spokesman