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Daily Podcast - February 23, 2017
Podcast
ANC MPs says missing Sassa deadline 'no natural disaster' Muthambi never filed key SABC documents with Cipro And, Motsoaledi to brief MPs on Esidimeni deaths
 
 
Muthambi never filed key SABC documents with Cipro
POLITICS
Legal amendments Communications Minister Faith Muthambi made at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), giving her and Hlaudi Motsoeneng broad powers at the broadcaster, were never filed...
 
 
22 Feb 2017
 
SABC rebuffed TNA media's outsourcing bid – SABC inquiry
BROADCASTING
The New Age Media (TNA) made a number of proposals to the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) in 2011 to outsource some of its news production, but the deals were rebuffed, Parliament’s...
 
 
21 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Set top box policy amendment matter back in Constitutional Court
BROADCASTING
Advocate Wim Trengove SC told the Constitutional Court on Tuesday that a decision on the amended set top box policy was unnecessary as it would have no legal binding effect. Trengove, who is acting...
 
 
 
 
Daily Podcast - February 21, 2017
Podcast
Making headlines: MPs to consider final report on SABC board inquiry Makhura dishing up 'reheated dreams', says DA And, Kodwa says only policy documents at ANC NEC meetin
 
 
MPs to consider final report on SABC board inquiry
POLITICS
Parliament’s ad hoc committee is expected to meet on Tuesday to consider its final report about its inquiry into the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board. It is expected to include...
 
 
14 Feb 2017
 
DA: Phumzile Van Damme says ANC blocking appointment of SABC interim Board
STATEMENT
The Chairperson of the Communications Portfolio Committee, Humphrey Maxegwana, today point-blank refused to indicate when the appointment of an interim board for the SABC will be scheduled. In...
 
 
 
 
Daily Podcast - February 14, 2017
Podcast
Making headlines: Parties to debate Zuma's Sona SABC committee to consider responses to interim report And, Gambia announces plans to stay in ICC
 
 
SABC committee to consider responses to interim report
POLITICS
Parliament’s ad hoc committee looking into the fitness of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board will on Tuesday start discussing the responses to its interim report. The committee...
 
 
09 Feb 2017
 
Afriforum: AfriForum says President Zuma laughs like Nero played the violin while fuelling the fires of racial polarisation
STATEMENT
In a good-weather story regarding the State of the Nation Address (SoNA) of 2017, the Minister of Communications, Ms Faith Muthambi – during whose tenure media freedom in South Africa achieved...
 
 
03 Feb 2017
 
SA: Communications Committee notes SABC decision to appeal Western Cape High Court ruling
STATEMENT
The Portfolio Committee on Communications has noted with interest a decision by the Acting Group Chief Executive Officer of the South African Broadcasting Services (SABC), Mr James Aguma, to appeal...
 
 
 
 
MPs want Muthambi to answer for SABC appeal to get Hlaudi back
POLITICS
Parliament’s portfolio committee on Communications are demanding answers as to why the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) was appealing a Western Cape High Court ruling which effectively...
 
 
01 Feb 2017
 
Are MPs up to the task of fixing South Africa's troubled public broadcaster?
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa’s public broadcaster, the SABC, is in trouble. It has been for years. But things are a little more dangerous than before. There are two critical processes on the go, one to address the...
 
 
31 Jan 2017
 
Icasa expected at SABC parliamentary inquiry
INQUIRY
Parliament's ad hoc committee investigating the fitness of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board to hold office is expected to continue on Tuesday. During the sitting the...
 
 
27 Jan 2017
 
DA: Phumzile Van Damme on SABC inquiry: ANC absolves its own from responsibility
STATEMENT
After three months of putting the county first, ANC members of the SABC inquiry ad hoc committee today u-turned, and decided to put the ANC first by shielding its own from accountability. When it...
 
 
 
                       
 
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