NGO Commends Padayachie’s Decision Over Bill

Save Our SABC Coalition and the Democratic Alliance suggest the existing Broadcasting Act should be amended in the meanwhile to deal with the SABC’s governance and financial crisis

Save Our SABC Coalition (SOS) and the Democratic Alliance have both suggested the existing Broadcasting Act be amended in the meanwhile to deal with the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) governance and financial crisis.

SOS spokeswoman Kate Skinner, points out that, "The immediate financial problems are management problems, and hopefully a few amendments to the Broadcasting Act could deal with the immediate crisis so we do not have to rush the bill."

In the same vein, Media Monitoring Africa says the decision by withdrawing the controversial the Public Service Broadcasting Bill and dumping a widely criticised one percent extra tax to fund the SABC, Communications Minister, Roy Padayachie, shows the minister’s commitment to a public service that engages with the needs and concerns of citizens.

To read the article titled, “Padayachie’s shelving of one percent SABC tax plan welcomed,” click here.

Source: 
Business Day

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