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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Parly resumes 2nd day of deliberations into SABC affairs

The Ad Hoc Committee probing the affairs of the SABC will resume on Friday to continue with a second day of deliberations on its working document. The Committee adjourned before seven  o’ clock Thursday night. It will continue to look at the observations and recommendations listed in the working document.[…]

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SABC inquiry MPs to begin drafting report

The ad hoc committee looking into the fitness of the SABC board will begin deliberations on its draft parliamentary report on Thursday. Deliberations are set down from 10:00 to 17:00 in Parliament. The ad hoc committee’s working document, which highlights some of the preliminary findings from the nine days of[…]

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Nqakula apologises to SABC journalist

Former defence minister Charles Nqakula has apologised to one of the SABC 8 journalists, Lukhanyo Calata, for not being the critical voice needed during the unfolding saga at the public broadcaster. Calata was one of four SABC journalists who testified on the violation of editorial policy at the public broadcaster[…]

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Political parties welcome last SABC board member’s resignation

Political parties welcomed Prof Mbulaheni Maguvhe’s resignation from the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)‚ but lamented how long it took the last remaining board member to step down. The office of the African National Congress chief whip bemoaned that “Maguvhe’s conscience took excruciatingly longer to speak to him” and that[…]

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SABC needs new board, new policies: R2K

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[…]

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Zuma accepts SABC board resignations

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[…]

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