The SABC's Role in Promoting Social Cohesion

South African Broadcasting Corporation

The Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ) and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation invite you to a discussion on the SABC's role in promotiong social cohesion and non-racialism.

Date: 29 August 2017

Time: 11am - 1pm

Venue: Institute for the Advancement of Journalism, 18 Cedar Avenue, Richmond, Johannesburg

RSVP: info@kathradafoundation.org.za or call 078 5474 981

Panellists:

Bessie Tugwana - SABC Acting COO 

Prof Pieter Fourie - UNISA's Communication Department

Dr Caryn Abrahams - WITS School of Governance

Facilitator:

Na'eem Jeenah - African Middle East Centre 

Discussion will cover:

  • The role of the public broadcaster in nation builiding, both in terms of promoting non-racialism and tackling racism at a policy and institutional level
  • The SABC's mandate to promote social cohesion at a societal level - is this possible with the kind of dysfunctionality seen in recent years at the public broadcaster
  • How do staff at the SABC deal with reporting issues of race and racism within the newsroom
Event Start Date: 
Tuesday, 29 August, 2017
Event End Date: 
Tuesday, 29 August, 2017
Event Venue: 
18 Cedar Avenue, Richmond, Johannesburg
Event Type: 
Seminar
Location: 
Johannesburg

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