Tag Archives: SABC

SABC protest censorship: thought control dressed up in the guise of respectability

On Friday, 24 June 2016, protestors took to the streets to demand ICASA’s Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) to rule against the SABC and Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s blanket ban of visuals of community protests involving the destruction of public property. Although the ban spoke specifically to visuals of the destruction of public property (as though private

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Parliament Betrayed our SABC

In 1992, when the Campaign for Open Media campaigned alongside the United Democratic Front to demand the demise of the apartheid regime’s release of the erstwhile SAUK to the people, and transform it into an open, transparent public broadcaster, it would be Cyril Ramaphosa who would set out one of the most significant principles underpinning

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Reorganised sector serves Zuma’s Orwellian agenda

A WEEK ago, President Jacob Zuma announced his new executive. In his listing of the bloated Cabinet, the information and communication sector was stunned by the announcement of not one, but two ministries to oversee communications — one charged with oversight of telecommunications and postal services, and another, it seems, to shape what we’ve been

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When no debate is better than The Big Debate

Last week the SABC canned the second season of the popular current affairs show The Big Debate shortly before its season premiere. It further went on to cancel all rebroadcasts of the first season of the show. The public broadcaster neither made any announcement about this to viewers who had been waiting months for the

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Has the DoC’s dithering left digital dead in the water?

In 2008, we were promised the dawn of a new, golden age in broadcasting. Digital terrestrial television (DTT), we were told, would open South Africa up to High Density (HD) television as a standard, better audio quality in the language of our choice and even being able to use our televisions to access government e-services.

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