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SABC board says probe into R100 million MultiChoice deal must go on

JOHANNESBURG, November 29 – The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board on Wednesday said it has “noted the publication” of various internal minutes dealing with the controversial Multichoice agreement and said the contents were the reason it referred the matter to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU). Hours after the Democratic Alliance (DA) alleged that minutes of an SABC […]

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SA Communications Minister to appeal SABC court ruling curbing her powers

PARLIAMENT, November 7 – Communications Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi on Tuesday told MPs she has instructed her department to appeal a high court ruling limiting her powers with regard to the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board members and executives. The judgment, which was handed down in the high court in Pretoria on the same day […]

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SABC employees unperturbed by management’s claims of illegal strike

JOHANNESBURG– Striking  South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) employees at the Auckland Park head offices on Thursday continued their strike over salary increases after management issued an internal memo saying their actions were illegal. The letter, labelled as an urgent notice, to employees on Thursday, stated that the strike led by the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied […]

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‘Due diligence process’ required in appointment of SABC board, says Zuma

PRETORIA, October 8 – President Jacob Zuma on Sunday denied that the lengthy delay in the appointment of the new South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board members recommended by the National Assembly is because he has “certain preferences or does not like” certain candidates. The presidency was concerned about the “rumours and gossip” that continued […]

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Zuma still mulling fitness, qualifications of new SABC board nominees, his office says

CAPE TOWN, September 28 – President Jacob Zuma’s office on Thursday responded to criticism of his failure to date to confirm the appointment of new board members of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) by saying he needed to consider their fitness for the position and verify their qualifications. Parliament’s portfolio committee on communications submitted […]