NATIONAL The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has deployed soldiers to the SABC to protect journalists and not to interfere with its news operations, the public broadcaster said at the weekend. “As a national key point area, delivering an essential service to the nation, and considering the recent attacks on[…]
Mzansi celebrated the luminous career of legendary broadcaster Noxolo Grootboom, who retired on Tuesday after 37 years, by giving her well-deserved flowers. Noxolo became a household name as a news presenter, who made an art of presenting the news in her home language isiXhosa. Most South Africans will know and[…]
The Right to Know Campaign maintains that letters of redundancy should not have been issued by the SABC until the public broadcaster had engaged in a thorough consultative process. Earlier today the Labour Court in Johannesburg said it could find no illegality in the manner in which the SABC has[…]
Worker’s union BEMAWU says it has suggested that the SABC enter into a mediation process with all parties in order to resolve an impasse on the retrenchment process at the public broadcaster. The SABC board yesterday extended the suspension of the process by another 30 days until the end of[…]
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board will on Thursday hold a special meeting to consider a repeat proposal by the Communications Minister to halt retrenchments. The public broadcaster is forging ahead with its ongoing retrenchment process to reduce the numeration cost to the organisation. Around 400 permanent staff are[…]
Union Bemawu says the latest events in the newsroom at the SABC’s headquarters in Johannesburg are evidence that the public broadcaster has failed to follow the proper consultation process for retrenchments. Earlier, SABC News staff took a stand against management during a heated meeting after some staff received redundancy letters.[…]
Following news of her presentation to Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Communications on Tuesday, Deputy Communications Minister Pinky Kekana’s name has been dragged through the mud. This follows her sharing the news that the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has proposed that a new regulation be implemented to expand the definition[…]
The Communications Workers Union (CWU) at the SABC says it will meet with the public broadcaster’s board this week to discuss the company’s alleged plans to use the help of the State Security Agency (SSA) to protect confidential company information. Earlier, the SABC rejected the Sunday Times’ article’s claim that[…]
The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) has dismissed complaints against the SABC over its airing of an interview with the mother of convicted child rapist Nicholas Ninow. In a statement, the broadcaster said it was pleased by the dismissal of the case. The interview with Chantelle Ninow, which[…]
Hundreds of protesters stormed Hong Kong’s parliament late Monday as the territory marked its China handover anniversary, ransacking the building and daubing its walls with graffiti as police warned they were poised to use “appropriate force” to clear the area. The financial hub has been plunged into unprecedented political chaos[…]
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