The South African Broadcasting Cooperation (SABC) said on Saturday that it was shocked to hear about an alleged assassination attempt on chief audit executive Thami Zikode. According to local media reports, Zikode was followed home after leaving the SABC in Auckland Park on Friday night. He was unharmed after being[…]
The SABC is still struggling to meet all of its financial obligations. The SABC says Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has made a loan guarantee request of R3.2billion for the cash strapped public broadcaster. The newly appointed SABC board was introduced to staff on Tuesday. SABC Board Chairperson Bongumusa Makhathini says although it can[…]
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is to proceed with a Section 189 process and says it may retrench close to 1‚000 employees as part of the restructuring‚ which it estimates should result in a cost saving of about R400-million per annum. It also plans to halve the number of[…]
The South African Police Service’s directorate for priority crime investigation, the Hawks, has confirmed that a Cape Town DJ and a former employee of the South African Broadcasting Commission have been arrested. In a statement released on Wednesday, Hawks spokesperson captain Philani Nkwalase said the Hawks’ South African Narcotics Enforcement[…]
The South African Muslim Network (Samnet) has lodged a complaint with the SABC and Human Rights Commission over alleged comments made by a Lotus FM presenter, accused of being Islamophobic. In a Facebook post, Pauline Sangham allegedly stated that “Islam is a false religion based upon a false book and[…]
President Jacob Zuma is due to face another round of questions in Parliament on Thursday when he appears for his quarterly question session. Zuma did his best to evade tough questions during his last question session on June 22, the same day the Constitutional Court made its ruling on the[…]
The South African Muslim Network (Samnet) is urging the broader Muslim community to make submissions on the editorial policy of the SABC. These submissions will form the basis of making improvements and changes to the news and current affairs policy and content. Samnet , which has been monitoring the SABC[…]
Parliament has been burgled again. This latest crime comes just a few months after the SABC reported a robbery having taken place in its offices there. That embarrassing episode poured scorn on the elevated security features which were recently installed in the House. This time, not only was a computer[…]
Icasa is expected to meet Parliament’s portfolio committee on communications on Tuesday to discuss its ruling on the SABC’s ban on broadcasting violent protests. During the sitting the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) is expected to discuss the monitoring of the implementation of its compliance and complaints committee[…]
Parliament’s legal advisers are expected to give an opinion on whether the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) inquiry draft report can be sent to the affected parties without recommendations. Debate flared up on Thursday between the African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Ad hoc Committee,[…]
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