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Little cooperation over SABC report: lawyer

There has been little co-operative governance so far in resolving conflict over Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s report on SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng, the Western Cape High Court heard on Wednesday. “There has been an ostensible dragging of feet when it comes to compliance,” Madonsela’s lawyer Etienne Labuschagne said. “The facts[…]

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Madonsela, Muthambi agree on way forward

A way to address the alleged irregular appointment of SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng was agreed upon on Wednesday, the public protector and communications minister said. “They acknowledged the fact that the matter under investigation is also under judicial scrutiny in the Western Cape Division of the High Court,” they said[…]

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DA’s court bid to remove Motsoeneng continues

The DA’s application to have the appointment of SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng set aside is expected to continue in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the SABC board argued that the decision to appoint Motsoeneng on a permanent basis was rational. SABC board lawyer Ngwako[…]

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DA calls for Motsoeneng suspension

SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng must be suspended as soon as possible because he is a “toxic influence” who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, the DA argued in the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday. “We have seen what the eighth respondent [Motsoeneng] does when[…]

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Court to hear DA’s bid to remove SABC chief

The DA’s application to have the appointment of SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng set aside is expected to be heard in the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday. In February, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela released a report on Motsoeneng, while he was acting COO. She found his salary increased[…]

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Striking soapie actors fired

Producers of television soapie Generations have fired 16 actors who had embarked on a strike, the SABC said on Monday. “MMSV Productions, following consultation with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), have today terminated the contracts of the striking actors on the SABC1 soap drama, Generations,” spokesman Kaizer Kganyago said[…]

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Madonsela subpoenaes minister over Motsoeneng

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has subpoenaed Communications Minister Faith Muthambi as part of her investigation into the permanent appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng as SABC COO, her office said on Wednesday. “The public protector wrote to the minister last month requesting a meeting and the minister responded by saying that as[…]

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SABC coverage on Gaza concerning: Samnet

The South African Muslim Network (Samnet) has commended the media and online coverage of the recent conflict in Gaza, describing it as contrastingly different to the coverage received during the 2009 and 2012 outbreaks in the region. This comes despite an intensive ‘hasbara’ campaign by Israel, aimed at spreading positive[…]

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R42m in bonuses for SABC staff: report

The SABC has paid around R42 million in bonuses to its staff and middle management, The Sunday Times reported. According to the report, bonuses of R8000 after tax were paid to 3007 workers as part of a wage agreement with unions. The bonuses were reportedly a gesture of gratitude for hard[…]

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Minister to explain Motsoeneng appointment

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi is to appear before a parliamentary committee to explain her ratification of Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s appointment as SABC COO, the Sunday Independent reported. Communications committee chairwoman Joyce Moloi-Moropa confirmed the minister would appear before the committee, apparently this week. In an opinion piece in the same newspaper,[…]

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