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Access to information

01 July 2014, 13:20

It has been four decades since the advent of television in South Africa, and amazingly some areas in the country still do not have access to all of the channels broadcasted by the SABC! This is shocking to say the least, especially so that those people whom are being disadvantaged from not getting all the channels (SABC 1, 2 and 3) are not exempt from paying the full license fee, yet they are only provided with an inferior service in comparison to others that have full access.

Amazingly most of these communities that do not have access to specially SABC 3, are mother tongue Afrikaans communities, and their mother tongue channel of entertainment has been SABC 2 that broadcast a number of Afrikaans programs.

Now rumours have it, that the public broadcaster is seriously contemplating to move all of the programs with Afrikaans content, to be broadcast on SABC 3.

In view of the fact the as mentioned communities do not receive the SABC 3 signal; they would therefore be deprived of programs that would be broadcast fulfilling their demand of access to information in their home language.

Is this acting in the best interest of all, and fulfilling on the mandate of being the public broadcaster, where a number of citizens in the country still after all these years are victims of inefficiencies due to the action of the broadcaster.

The SABC has in the last few years had endless Chief Executive Officers, and even the Board has been disbanded, and new board members appointed, where in each and every instance financial rewards were paid out to contract workers that never even completed their contracts, all of which money could have been spent on infrastructure to provide a full service to those that after 38 years still do not have the privilege that everyone else has.

Greed in advertising revenue has become the ‘mover’ behind this action where the right of the people are trivial and or no significance.

Yet once again, a clear indication of the lack in loyalty that the public broadcaster has to act in terms of its mandate to be the public broadcaster, and not to be driven by greed without having compassion for the victims.

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