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SABC and PSL reach agreement on broadcasting PSL matches on SABC radio services

JOHANNESBURG, December 8  – The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) have reached an agreement for the live broadcast of PSL matches on SABC radio stations, including on SABC television channel SABC 1, the public broadcaster said on Saturday. This followed a series of engagements between the parties in an […]

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SABC suspends sex pests

JOHANNESBURG, December 7 – Alleged perpetrators of sexual harassment at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) have been served with suspension notices following recommendations by an inquiry set up to probe sexual harassment at the public broadcaster. On Friday, spokeswoman Neo Nomodu said the individuals identified in the report by the commission of inquiry had been […]

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Manyi defends supporting The New Age newspaper

JOHANNESBURG, November 26 – Former Government Communication and Information Systems (GCIS) boss Mzwanele ”Jimmy” Manyi defended his support for The New Age (TNA) newspaper, saying it brought in an editorial stance different from the rest of the country’s media houses. Manyi confirmed that he encouraged government departments’ directors-generals to utilise TNA. ”When the issue of […]

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SABC and Kaizer Kganyago part ways

JOHANNESBURG, November 24 – Former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) spokesman Kaizer Kganyago has left the public broadcaster ahead of the expiry date of his contract, the SABC said on Saturday. “Mr Kganyago’s contract expires at the end of January 2019 and he requested to be released from his contract effective Friday, 23 November 2018 […]

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‘I’m the future president of South Africa’ – Motsoeneng

JOHANNESBURG, November 21 – Former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, who was axed from the public broadcaster, says he is now eyeing the presidency of South Africa. Addressing an event organised by Incredible Happenings Ministries leader Prophet Paseka “Mboro” Motsoeneng and civil rights group #NotInMyName, the former SABC boss said on […]

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‘All we need is a government guarantee’ – SABC board

PARLIAMENT, November 14 – Banks were reluctant to assist the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) with a loan without a government guarantee, the state-owned entity’s board chairman Bongumusa Makhathini told MPs on Wednesday. Briefing Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts on the irregular expenditure of R4.9 billion over a period of several years, the board […]

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Workers union slams SABC for saying staff want free biscuits at work

PARLIAMENT, November 13 – The Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) on Wednesday slammed as “disrespectful and insensitive” suggestions by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) that workers were “up in arms” over no longer getting free biscuits. The SABC board appeared before the communications portfolio committee in parliament on Tuesday to present […]

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SABC says concerned about commission ruling on Multichoice deal

JOHANNESBURG, November 12 – The South African Broadcasting Corporation said on Monday it had noted with concern the Competition Commission’s ruling on the R500 million agreement it entered into with pay-TV operator, Multichoice in July 2013, which has since expired. The commission ruled that a channel distribution agreement between the SABC and MultiChoice constituted a notifiable […]