The body of senior radio producer Suna Venter, one of the ‘SABC 8’ journalists, was discovered at her flat in Fairland, Johannesburg, on Thursday morning, her family confirmed. Venter, 32, had recently been diagnosed with a cardiac condition known as stress cardiomyopathy or “Broken Heart Syndrome”, which could cause rapid[…]
The Democratic Alliance (DA) says disciplinary proceedings against Hlaudi Motsoeneng, the beleaguered former chief operations officer (COO) of the South African Broadcaster Corporation (SABC), were long overdue. This comes after news that Motsoeneng is expected hold a press conference on Wednesday to “address all the pending matters” with regards to[…]
The Right2Know (R2K) campaign has told Parliament’s inquiry into the fitness of the SABC board that the public broadcaster needs not only a new board, but also new mechanisms and a new communications minister to report to. R2K’s Micah Reddy told the ad hoc committee on Wednesday that its scope[…]
SABC journalist Lukhanyo Calata has told Parliament’s SABC inquiry that Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s reported relationship with President Jacob Zuma is “an open secret” at the broadcaster. Calata, who works as a Parliamentary reporter for the SABC, testified before the ad hoc committee on Monday along with SABC 8 colleagues Thandeka Gqubule,[…]
The SABC has refused to hand over ten of 15 requested documents to Parliament’s ad hoc committee looking into the fitness of its board, MPs heard on Wednesday. Ad hoc committee chairperson Vincent Smith informed the committee on its first day of work that the broadcaster had only handed over five[…]
President Jacob Zuma has accepted the resignation of two more SABC board members. “President Jacob Zuma has received and accepted the resignations of Ms Vuyo Mhlakaza and Dr Aaron Tshidzumba as members of the board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), with immediate effect,” the Presidency said in a[…]
Close to 50 witnesses could be called to the inquiry into the SABC’s affairs and its Board’s fitness to hold office. These could include former executives who were suspended or dismissed and also the seven journalists who were dismissed and then re-instated. On Wednesday, Parliament’s Communications Committee decided to postpone[…]
Krish Naidoo stunned not only members of Parliament, but also his SABC colleagues as he turned on the board he served on for three years, branding it amateurish and dysfunctional and calling for its dissolution on Wednesday. Naidoo also resigned during the heated meeting in Parliament, which was held to[…]
The Congress of the People (Cope) has laid a complaint with police against the SABC’s Hlaudi Motsoeneng, claiming he irregularly sold SABC archives to entertainment and internet company MultiChoice, spokesperson Dennis Bloem said on Saturday. The decision comes after the volatile presentation by the SABC to Parliament’s committee on communications,[…]
The Right2Know campaign on Wednesday called on SABC advertiser SABMiller to stop giving the broadcaster’s former COO, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, power. “Stop making Hlaudi drunk on power. The snake won’t stop, we are sick of his shit,” R2K’s Micah Reddy said after about 70 protesters marched through the streets of Johannesburg[…]
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