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Parliament must come clean on whose interest it serves: the executive’s or the public’s?

Date submitted: 26 August 2014
Parliament must come clean on whose interest it serves: the executive’s or the public’s?

We call on the Committee Chair to do the right thing and summon the Minister back to Parliament to account fully and substantively on the matter of the Public Protector’s report post haste. Anything short of this can only be read as a show of the Committee’s allegiance to the executive and not the public it is required to represent, and a consummate violation of the separation of powers on which our Constitutional Democracy is founded.

The SOS Coalition is Hiring

Date submitted: 25 August 2014
The SOS Coalition is Hiring

We’re hiring a new campaign organiser. Do you make the cut?

SOS Calls for the Immediate Investigation of the SABC Chair’s Qualifications

Date submitted: 17 July 2014
SOS Calls for the Immediate Investigation of the SABC Chair’s Qualifications

The Coalition calls on Parliament to immediately investigate these allegations. Further, Coalition members believe that if these allegations are correct and there is strong evidence to back this up, the Chair must step down from her position with immediate effect.

Appointment of SABC COO

Date submitted: 9 July 2014
Appointment of SABC COO

The SOS Coalition notes with alarm the Minister of Communications’ announcement of the appointment of Mr. Hlaudi Motsoeneng as the COO of the SABC.

SOS Coalition Backs COSATU’s Call to Rescue the SABC from its Sorry State

Date submitted: 24 June 2014
SOS Coalition Backs COSATU’s Call to Rescue the SABC from its Sorry State

The SOS Coalition welcomes today’s open letter to the SABC Board by the General Secretary of Cosatu, Zwelinzima Vavi.  In his letter, comrade Vavi enumerates the series of problems that have plagued the SABC since 2007 – many of which remain unsolved. The Coalition stands in full support of the analysis of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) and the Broadcast, Electronic Media and Allied Workers Union’s (BEMAWU), as articulated by comrade Vavi, today, on what needs to change in the SABC if it is to truly become a people’s broadcaster.

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