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SABC board takes issue with ANC SG Magashule on cost cutting and retrenchments

JOHANNESBURG, September 15 – The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board has taken issue with African National Congress secretary general Ace Magashule over his reported comments on cost cutting and possible staff retrenchments at the public broadcaster. “The SABC board notes with concern the recent reported statements by the secretary general of the African National […]

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Cash-strapped SABC reports R622million loss, slapped with a disclaimer

JOHANNESBURG, September 5 – The South African Broadcasting Service (SABC) on Tuesday reported a net loss of R622 million for the 2017/18 financial year, compared to R977 million in the previous financial year, as the embattled public broadcaster continues to face tough economic challenges with expenses exceeding the revenue generated. More and above the challenges faced […]

In The News South Africa Sport

SABC won’t disclose financial terms of English Premier League deal

JOHANNESBURG, August 22 – The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) said on Wednesday that it cannot divulge the figures of the English Premier League matches deal due to “commercially sensitive information”, but said that the cost to the broadcaster was minimal compared to its investment into other local sporting codes. On Tuesday, the cash-strapped public broadcaster announced […]

In The News International South Africa Sport

SABC to broadcast live English Premier League matches

JOHANNESBURG, August 21  – The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) announced on Tuesday that it will now broadcast English Premier League live matches, starting with this weekend’s London derby between Arsenal and West Ham United. The public broadcaster said it was increasing its soccer offering on Saturday afternoons with SABC1 showing live matches from the local Premier Soccer […]

In The News South Africa

SABC, Multichoice sign new channel supply deal

JOHANNESBURG, August 15  – Public broadcast SABC and MultiChoice said they had signed a new commercial channel supply agreement allowing the SABC News and SABC Encore channels to continue to be broadcast on the DStv platform. The agreement follows extensive discussions between the parties as the previous contract is set to expire. “DStv customers will continue to enjoy around the […]

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SABC broke, can’t pay legal bills it owes for defending Hlaudi – Democratic Alliance

PARLIAMENT, August 14  – The Democratic Alliance on Tuesday said it had been informed by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) that it could not afford to settle the full R1.7 million in legal fees it owes the party. The SABC spent more than R22 million defending controversial former chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng. The […]

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SABC will air Obama’s Nelson Mandela lecture live

JOHANNESBURG, July 14 – The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) announced on Friday that it would broadcast the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture and former United States of America president Barack Obama’s lecture on radio and television. Obama will deliver the lecture, themed: “Renewing the Mandela Legacy and Promoting Active Citizenship in a Changing World” […]