SABC staff strike ahead of ANC elective conference

SABC employees have downed tools and taken to the streets after wage negotiations fell through between management and unions earlier this week. The national strike has the potential to seriously affect the coverage of the ANC elective conference set to kick off in two days. Both the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media & Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) […]
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SABC strike disrupts several of SA’s biggest stations

Several of South Africa’s biggest radio stations‚ has since Thursday morning not broadcast any news bulletins due to a strike at the SABC. An SABC spokesperson denied that there were any disruptions at the stations‚ but an employee who asked not to be named confirmed there had not been any broadcast of news bulletins on […]
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SABC Staff Took Bribes To Play Songs On Radio

The SABC is taking action against 13 music compilers implicated in illegal practices, including “payola”. According to the City Press, SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago said the employees were named in a forensic report. They face disciplinary hearings for various charges, including payola – the “illegal practice of broadcasting recordings, particularly songs, on commercial radio and presenting the song as […]
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SABC posts R977m loss – Looks like consumers is boikoting the Public Broadcaster as well

The South African Broadcasting Corporation posted a R977m loss after tax for the 2016/17 financial year, its annual report tabled in Parliament on Tuesday revealed. The public broadcaster’s net loss for the year ending March 2017 more than doubled from R412m in 2016, following a year of upheaval that included the dissolution of the permanent […]
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SABC still considering TV licences for smartphone, PC owners

The public broadcaster plans to increase revenue as regular TV licence returns plummet. The SABC’s outrageous plan to smack South Africans who own smart devices and personal computers with additional TV licence fees is still on the table. The idea was presented by the public broadcaster’s former disgraced acting CEO James Aguma, who wanted to […]
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SABC considering criminal charges against Hlaudi- He is actually feeling the heat now

The SABC’s interim board is on a mission to claw back millions of rands paid to disgraced former COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng. It is also thinking of laying criminal charges against the fired boss. The board, appointed by President Jacob Zuma in March, plans to sue Motsoeneng for the return of a R11.4-million bonus he received […]
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MOTSOENENG SAYS NO ONE HAS CHANGED THE SABC LIKE HE HAS – just costing the SABC a small amount of R200 million

Former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng has told congregants at a church in Mpumalanga that no one has changed the SABC like he has. Motsoeneng was speaking at Bishop Dununu Ministries in Witbank as part of the youth month service. This is his first public appearance since he was dismissed from the […]
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SABC closed tap on Gupta family with the New Age Business Breakfast being the last

The SABC tap is now closed for the Gupta family with this week’s The New Age (TNA) Business Breakfast, from which the controversial family’s media company benefited, being the last of its kind. “The board met with The New Age and informed them that the breakfasts are not going to continue … even though the […]
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REPORT – Motsoeneng found guilty in SABC internal disciplinary hearing!!

Former SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been found guilty in an internal disciplinary hearing, a reliable source close to the hearings shared this news. Motsoeneng faced charges of bringing the SABC into disrepute and causing irreparable damage to his employer. The charges related to his four-hour long press briefing on April 19, where […]
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Just a question – Should the broadcasting Act be amended ??

The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s recent proposal to amend the Broadcasting Act (1999) is, in principle, correct. But the manner in which the SABC wants the Act changed is helpful to the SABC and to marketing its case to the public. The Act, specifically the regulations regarding television licence fees, prescribes payment of a fee […]
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