Burger Comments on SABC Crisis, Broadband & Digital Migration

Professor Guy Burger believes the the SABC is hogging bandwidth about priorities for the new Minister of Communications

Right now the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is hogging bandwidth about priorities for the new Minister of Communications, Siphiwe Nyanda. This is according to Professor Guy Burger.

Burger is of the view that Nyanda should tell the Treasury whether he backs the broadcaster’s R2 billion bailout.

He further states that, “But he'll also need to look at two other causes putting pressure on the public purse. These are: promoting broadband Internet, and dealing with digital migration.”

Government support for internet roll-out is being championed by a coalition called the SA National Broadband Forum. Earlier this year they drew up a petition to go to Minister Nyanda. So far, they've amassed support from 1 601 individuals and 223 organisations.

To read the article titled, Bail out SABC, build broadband or deliver on digital migration,” click here.

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<br /> Mail and Guardian
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