broadcasting

IPO Calls for Intervention at SABC

The Independent Producers Organisation (IPO) has called for an urgent intervention at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) following a damning report by Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela.
 
The IPO appeals to all institutions designed to provide oversight - Parliament, the shareholder in the department of communications, and Independent Communications Authority of South Africa - to exercise their mandate and to intervene urgently.
 

Mokhobo’s Departure Raises Questions

The SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition (SOS) demand answers about the reason behind the resignation of the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) group chief executive officer, Lulama Mokhobo.

The SABC has issued a statement, indicating that the reasons for her departure are ‘personal and confidential’.

SOS coordinator, Sekoetlane Phamodi, states that the broadcaster has been allowed to run in crisis and constant instability for far too long, with a high turnover in executive staff and board members in recent years.

SABC, NGO, Unite Against GBV

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has officially kicked off its 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence in South Africa.
 
The public broadcaster is calling upon Men of Honour to take a stand and say no to violence against women and children.
 
SABC group communications officer, Kaizer Kganyago, says that, “SABC will be utilising all 18 radio stations and four television channels to make sure that they highlight this serious issue.”
 

ICASA Taken to Court Over Top TV Porn Channels

The Justice Alliance of South Africa (JASA) has filed papers in the Western Cape High Court in a bid to stop Top TV from starting broadcasts of three pornographic channels on 1 December 2013.
 
JASA says it believed the Independent Broadcasting Authority (ICASA) had erred in law in failing to find out that the constitutional rights of children should have trumped Top TV’s rights to freedom of expression.
 

​SABC Appeals Labour Court Ruling Over #SABC4

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is appealing the Labour Court’s order that the state broadcaster reinstate four journalists it fired and said they may not report to duty.

The four journalists, Foeta Krige, Suna Venter, Krivani Pillay and Jacques Steenkamp, are part of the ‘#SABC8’ who were disciplined for criticising Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s controversial ban on broadcasting destructive protests.

ICASA Overturns Motsoeneng’s ‘censorship’

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has overturned the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s decision not to broadcast the burning of public institutions because it would incite protestors to run amok.

ICASA acting chairperson, Rubben Mohlaloga, points out that the Complaints and Compliance Committee has found the SABC has overstepped its authority and gave it seven days to reverse its decision.

Muthambi Criticised Over Digital Migration

Communications Minister, Faith Muthambi, came in for a lashing at the African National Congress (ANC) national general council meeting for defying party policy on digital migration and broadcasting, and for presiding over instability at the South African Broadcasting Corporation.
 
ANC communications sub-committee chairperson, Jackson Mthembu, argued that Muthambi has failed to consult the ANC on her policy.
 

NC the First to Experience Digital Migration

The Department of Communications says the Northern Cape households will be the first to experience broadcast digital migration in South Africa.
 
Communications Minister Faith Muthambi, has launched the registration process for set-top-boxes at one of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) communities in Keimoes near Upington.
 
The set-top-boxes are key in migrating from analogue to digital and according to Muthambi's spokesperson, Mish Molakeng, this is a very significant development.
 

Govt to Assist With DTT Registration

Communications Minister, Faith Muthambi, says the registration of indigent people for the installation of set top boxes for the migration from analog to digital will start on the first of next month.
 
Muthambi, who says government will assist with the registration, states that, “Come the first of October we're launching the registration. The post office is ready. We're starting in the Northern Cape because it's an SKA area and it's part of our priority.”
 

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