SOS Campaign

SOS Dismayed by Repeated SABC Crises

Once again the SABC finds itself in the news for the wrong reasons and has, once again, remained conspicuously silent. Over the last two weeks alone, the SABC has been wracked with a series of crises both in its leadership as well as in its programming and editorial management. These are neither new, nor surprising any longer. They are simply yet another iteration in the SABC’s full repertoire of repeats.

Repeated Failure to Meet License Conditions

Maake on Hunger Strike Against SABC

Actor-director Sello Maake ka Ncube is going hungry for 30 days to protest the way government and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) have been spending the public’s money.

Maake, who joined a growing group of media professionals whose stated aim is to use the hunger strike to shame the SABC into getting its act together, believes South Africans are starving for local content.

Maake says he had to take a stand because the public broadcaster is abusing the African culture.

SABC Denies Suspension Reports

The interim board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has denied rumours that four executives had been suspended in connection with fraud and mismanagement highlighted in an auditor-general’s report.

The board was reacting to reports emanating from within the SABC that Robin Nicholson (chief financial officer), Mvuzo Mbebe (group executive: content enterprises), Mabela Satekge (head: procurement) and Anton Heunis (head: audience services) have been suspended.

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