SABC: We acted properly

2014-04-15 22:40

The SABC acted properly by pulling a Democratic Alliance election campaign advertisement from television, the public broadcaster says.

Icasa buckles under DA pressure

2014-04-15 17:31

Watchdog body Icasa has caved in to the DA after the party resorted to court action over the SABC's pulling of an election advert.

DA set for court over Icasa delay

2014-04-15 13:05

The DA is set to go to court to compel communications watchdog Icasa to hear its complaint against the SABC over the broadcaster's pulling of one of its election advertisements.

SABC1 in trouble for broadcasting this music video of two people in bed together

2014-04-15 07:54

The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) has rapped SABC1 over the knuckles for showing a youth sex music video.

Icasa to rule on DA ad

2014-04-14 14:38

The Independent Communications Authority of SA is set to rule on a complaint by the DA against the SABC.

SABC bosses protecting their positions - Zille

2014-04-12 19:00

SABC bosses were protecting their positions when they decided not to broadcast an advertisement by the DA, party leader Helen Zille says.

DA can submit amended ad - SABC

2014-04-11 16:21

The SABC has called on the DA to submit an amended version of their "Ayisafani" election advert after it pulled the commercial.

Investigate MultiChoice, SABC - Icasa

2014-04-09 15:51

Icasa wants the Competition Commission to probe an agreement between Multichoice and the SABC for possible breach of the Competition Act.

Malema: IEC had potential to 'sleep with politicians'

2014-04-01 19:28

The Electoral Commission of SA should be scrutinised to determine whether it was conducting business with politically aligned companies, EFF leader Julius Malema says.

Vote ANC, SABC chairperson says

2014-03-24 11:57

SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala, who is supposed to be apolitical in public, has been heard asking South Africans to vote for the ANC.

SA gets a bunch of new TV executives

2014-03-20 05:30

You might hold the remote control, but they ultimately decide what you will get to watch, and South Africa’s TV industry is getting a whole lot of new TV executives.

M-Net returns HD channel logos

2014-03-18 21:00

M-Net has returned the letters "HD" to its high definition TV channel on DStv and added it to its other HD channels after the removal of the letters from its on-screen logo led viewers to believe that M-Net is no longer being broadcast in high definition.

SABC goes big with 15th Cape Town Jazz Festival

2014-03-18 17:00

The SABC will have coverage of the 15th Cape Town Jazz Festival on all three of the SABC's TV channels.

Madonsela SABC report scandalous - clerics

2014-03-13 16:55

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report on SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng is obsessed with vilifying him, a group of religious leaders say.

SABC makes paying a TV licence entertaining

2014-03-10 14:26

The SABC wants people to pay their TV licence and says there is now more than 10 000 places nationwide where South Africans can pay or renew their TV licenses.

Confusion over broadcast of South African soapie award show

2014-03-06 08:32

There is ongoing uncertainty and confusion regarding the broadcast of the Royalty Soapie Awards on South African TV.

Meeting to try and save ‘dying’ SABC

2014-03-05 10:38

A public meeting that anyone can attend will be held to try and save the “dying” SABC, as a broadcasting expert warns that a culture of censorship and fear has taken hold at the struggling public broadcaster.

Five on SABC board shortlist

2014-02-28 16:48

Five people have been shortlisted to fill a vacancy on the SABC board, parliament's portfolio committee on communications says.

SABC report discussed with Carrim

2014-02-27 21:04

The SABC board and the communications ministry have met to discuss issues including the public protector's report on the public broadcaster.

Where did Three Talk's Noeleen go?

2014-02-27 14:36

A growing number of viewers and TV critics are now openly wondering what's going on with the weekday daytime SABC3 talk show Three Talk with Noeleen – stuck in repeat episode limbo.

SABC slams 'twisted statements'

2014-02-22 09:00

A report that SABC acting chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng would remain in his job despite a damning Public Protector report has been condemned by the public broadcaster.

SABC asks matricless Hlaudi to be CEO

2014-02-21 10:30

The SABC board asked the matricless Hlaudi Motsoeneng to become the acting CEO of the South African public broadcaster after the current CEO Lulama Mokhobo quit at the beginning of February.

Motsoeneng to act on Madonsela report

2014-02-20 20:38

SABC acting COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng will act on Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report as soon as his employers decide on his fate, his lawyer has said.


Rejection of DA ad infringes freedom - legal team

2014-04-15 20:51

The rejection of the DA's adverts by the SABC is an infringement on the freedom of expression, the party's legal team has argued.

Encryption of free digital TV could be the next 'e-toll disaster' warns experts

2014-04-15 15:23

M-Net is again warning over the South African government’s attempt to push encryption into free-to-air public, digital television when the switch to digital terrestrial television (DTT) starts.

DA concerned by Icasa delay

2014-04-15 05:30

Icasa had taken more than 48 hours to hear a DA complaint against the SABC over the pulling of an election advert, DA MP James Selfe says.


The South African Broadcasting Corporation said it will not air this advert from the DA as it incites violence against the South African Police service.

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Hundreds of DA supporters march through Soweto

2014-04-12 14:48

Hundreds of DA supporters have marched through the streets of Soweto.

NIA monitoring SABC reporters' phones - report

2014-04-11 10:37

SABC journalists fear their phones are being tapped by the National Intelligence Agency, according to a report.

SABC acting COO ordained as a priest

2014-04-07 16:00

SABC acting chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng was ordained as a priest at the weekend, The New Age has reported.

SABC bias towards ANC - Cope

2014-03-31 22:05

Opposition parties will approach the Independent Communications Authority of SA about what they perceive as the SABC's preference for the ANC, Cope says.

SABC CFO dismissed

2014-03-21 11:23

SABC's chief financial officer Gugu Duda has been dismissed after the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration gave the green light.

TV biz begs against digital TV encryption

2014-03-19 18:00

South Africa's TV industry has sent a joint letter to the South African government begging the minister of communications to launch and start "free, unencrypted digital terrestrial television" in SA.

SABC is in a sorry state, says trade unions

2014-03-18 20:00

Two of the SABC's trade unions are calling on the minister of communications Yunus Carrim to "urgently order a proper investigation and decisive action", saying "the SABC is in a sorry state".

Attack on Madonsela shameful - archbishop

2014-03-18 14:42

Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has criticised a group of religious leaders who attacked Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

Madonsela poisoning SA - religious leaders

2014-03-13 13:07

Some Christian religious leaders have criticised Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, accusing her of "poisoning the atmosphere" in the country.

Manyi endorsed for MDDA board

2014-03-11 19:24

Former government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi has been recommended for a position on the Media Development and Diversity Agency board.

Digital TV boxes already on sale in SA

2014-03-06 21:07

With South Africa's long-stalled switch from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT) going nowhere, South African TV viewers can already buy imported, yet illegal, multi-functional set-top boxes.

Meeting to try and save ‘dying’ SABC

2014-03-05 12:14

A public meeting that anyone can attend will be held to try and save the “dying” SABC.

SABC 'looting' compromises quality - SACP

2014-03-02 20:12

The quality of local news and programming is being threatened by questionable financial management at the public broadcaster, the SACP says.

Carrim lauded by Mwasa

2014-02-28 10:02

The speedy reaction by Communications Minister Yunus Carrim to the damning findings by the public protector against SABC acting chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been welcomed by Mwasa.

Where did Three Talk's Noeleen go?

2014-02-27 15:34

Viewers and TV critics are openly wondering what's going on with Three Talk with Noeleen – stuck in repeat episode limbo.

Motsoeneng group rejects protector's report

2014-02-25 14:44

A group calling itself the "Hlaudi Motsoeneng Coalition" has “violently” rejected the report on the SABC released by the public protector which raised questions about his appointment and salary.

SABC talks ‘Number One’ and ‘Number Two’

2014-02-21 13:41

In a surreal on-air interview viewers watching the SABC would have been forgiven for thinking they’ve tuned in to a scatological discussion using just the code words 'Number One' and 'Number Two'.

SABC to seek advice on Madonsela report

2014-02-20 21:35

The SABC will seek legal advice on Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report on the organisation, the company has said.

SA’s digital TV switch: No intention to cut off anybody

2014-02-20 20:00

There is no intention to cut off any TV viewer in South Africa once the long-delayed switch from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT) finally happens, the minister of communications, Yunus Carrim told parliament.

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