Deepening Democracy through Access to Information
Home / Podcasts RSS ← Back
Johannesburg|Multichoice|University Of Kwazulu-Natal|University Of Pretoria|University Of Witwatersrand|Public Broadcaster|Faith Muthambi|Hlaudi Motsoeneng|Sekoetlane Phamodi|Shirona Patel|Zizi Kodwa|The City Press

Email this article

separate emails by commas, maximum limit of 4 addresses

Verification Image. Please refresh the page if you cannot see this image.

Sponsored by


Embed Video

Daily Podcast – September 27, 2016

Daily Podcast- September 27, 2016

27th September 2016

By: Thabi Madiba
Creamer Media Research Assistant and Reporter


Font size: -+

September, 27 2016.
For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Thabi Madiba.

Making headlines:
ANC tells SABC board to uphold the law
Wits runs poll on whether lectures should resume
And, Motsoeneng's R11million bonanza must be accounted for


The ANC on Monday urged the SABC to ensure it upholds the Western Cape High Court's ruling against COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

The public broadcaster’s board and Communications Minister Faith Muthambi were duty-bound to uphold the law spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said.


Last Monday, the Supreme Court of Appeal rejected Motsoeneng’s bid to appeal against the Western Cape High Court’s November 2015 ruling declaring his appointment as COO irrational and setting it aside.

On Thursday, News24 reported that the SABC’s group secretary had asked the board, in a letter dated September 19, to recommended to Muthambi that Motsoeneng be appointed acting COO until December. The board was asked to make the recommendation at its next meeting on October 28.


The University of Witwatersrand will later this week run a poll to allow students and staff to voice their opinion on whether lectures should resume next week or not.

Spokesperson Shirona Patel said the university believed that the voices of the majority of students and staff needed to be heard.

Universities around the country including the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the University of Pretoria have been protesting against the increase of fees for 2017.

She said the university had received hundreds of emails calling for the academic programme to resume and has responded to these concerns.


The R11.4-million "bonanza" paid to SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng has to be accounted for, lobby group Save Our SABC Coalition has said.

Coordinator for the Save Our SABC Coalition, Sekoetlane Phamodi, told News24 on Monday that this was just the latest in a series of "looting behaviour" at the public broadcaster.

But they were not ready to give up on the SABC, he said.


The City Press on Sunday reported that Motsoeneng had scored himself a bonus of R11.4-million, as commission for his handling of the controversial R500-million SABC deal with MultiChoice.

But that was just the initial payment, according to reports, as Motsoeneng would receive a total of R33-million over three years.

Phamodi said on Monday that this was indicative of the erosion and looting of public institutions across the country. He made examples of state-owned enterprises, SAA and Prasa.


To keep in touch with the news while you are on the move, visit
That’s a roundup of news making headlines today


To subscribe email or click here
To advertise email or click here

Comment Guidelines

About is a product of Creamer Media.

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Engineering News
Mining Weekly
Research Channel Africa

Read more


We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store


Advertising on is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email

View options
Free daily email newsletter Register Now