Communications budget vote

SABC, MDDA dominate Communications budget vote

The debate on the Department of Communications covered familiar terrain as the SABC dominated MPs' speeches, much as it has in recent years.

But this year, the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) also received much attention.

Delivering her first budget speech as communications minister, Nomvula Mokonyane said: "As acknowledged by the president during the SONA (State of the Nation Address), there are a lot of challenges in the SOEs (state-owned enterprises) environment. Our portfolio is no different, particularly acknowledging the events at the South African Broadcasting Corporation and the Media Development and Diversity Agency."

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