Ndabeni-Abrahams requests R3.2 billion loan guarantee for SABC

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[…]

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SABC announces the possibility of mass retrenchments

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[…]

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CT DJ and former SABC employee arrested by the Hawks

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[…]

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Anger over Lotus FM presenter’s comments on Islam

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[…]

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Muslims urged to make submissions to SABC

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[…]

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Parliament gets robbed again

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[…]

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Icasa expected to discuss SABC protest ban in Parliament

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[…]

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SABC Inquiry committee awaits parly’s legal advice on report

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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