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Open letter to SABC Chair on the National Key Points Act

Date submitted: 13 April 2014

There is nothing in the draconian National Key Points Act that would prevent SABC staff from informing the public of evidence of political interference and governance crises at the public broadcaster.

Letter to Minister: Progress Report on Commitments Made in 2013

Date submitted: 13 February 2014
Letter to Minister: Progress Report on Commitments Made in 2013

Next week, on 18 and 19 February 2014, Minister of Communicatons, Yunus Carrim,  will be giving a further progress report on the commitments he made to Parliament and the people of South Africa. The SOS Coalition writes to him on specific issues.

ICT Policy Review Green Paper Workshops

Date submitted: 12 February 2014

The government is reviewing laws on freedom of expression, diversity in radio & TV, the cost of communication & internet access. Now is your opportunity to participate in the discussion about the future of communication in South Africa.

SOS Astonished by Claim that Varsity-Qualified Employees are “a Drain to the SABC.

Date submitted: 10 February 2014
SOS Astonished by Claim that Varsity-Qualified Employees are “a Drain to the SABC.

The SOS Coalition is astonished by the latest statement made by SABC Acting Chief Operating Officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng. At a press briefing yesterday, Mr. Motsoeneng said “your degrees can’t work for you. You need experience to do the work. When these people come with their degrees, they drain the same people [who are skilled but don’t have degrees]”.

SOS Calls for Strong Action and Public Input after Confirmation of Yet Another SABC CEO Resignation

Date submitted: 5 February 2014
SOS Calls for Strong Action and Public Input after Confirmation of Yet Another SABC CEO Resignation

The SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition notes with shock that the SABC’s CEO, Lulama Mokhobo, has resigned and has reached an undisclosed settlement with her former employers.
The Coalition notes the fact that since 2008 there have been six CEOs at the helm of the SABC and that various CEOs, on leaving, have received (often very substantial) packages from the Corporation.  The Coalition is totally opposed to these payouts and sees them as fruitless and wasteful expenditure.

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