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Broadcasting Services  |  SABC's Radio Park Building Deemed Safe Following Recent Diesel Spillage

The South African Broadcasting Corporation's (SABC) Radio Park building in Johannesburg has been cleared and deemed safe for occupation, and handed back to the national broadcaster after a final air sampling and health and safety check conducted by representatives of ...
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Broadcasting Services  |  SABC Announces New Acting COO

In South Africa, the SABC’s board has made a move and replaced former COO, Chris Maroleng, who was dismissed last week, by selecting Dr Craig Van Rooyen as their acting Chief Operations Officer (COO) with immediate effect. The SABC released ...
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South Africa’s SABC Acquires American Talk Show, ‘Harry’

SABC3 has announced that it has acquired the American TV talk show, Harry, hosted by Harry Connick Jr., that will start airing on the channel as from 13 May in the 17:30 timeslot. Harry will step in to replace the ...

South Africa's SABC Might Not Broadcast Comrades Marathon Because Of No Deal With ASA

The Comrades Marathon, a major athletics event in South Africa, is at risk of not being on TV, according to a report released by the City Press. The report comes after another prominent race; the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon ...

South Africa: SABC Lays Off 10 Top Managers Amidst Financial Troubles

The SABC has allegedly decided to axe 10 of its General Managers after their contracts came to an end. According to senior executives at South Africa’s national broadcaster, those that were affected were three provincial GMs, as well as some ...

CEO Says South Africa's SABC Is Facing Possibility Of Insolvency By End Of March

The SABC’s financial crisis is reported to have become so dire that the public broadcaster is at high risk of being insolvent by the end of March if no immediate action is taken, according to what South Africa’s Parliament has ...

New Video Streaming Service, Viu Launches In South Africa And Acquires Digital Rights To Popular SABC Shows

A new video-streaming service, Viu, from PCCW Media is launching in South Africa. Viu has already acquired the digital playback rights to the SABC's most-watched local shows such as Uzalo and Skeem Saam that are getting removed from YouTube at ...

South Africa’s SABC Places A Hold On Planned Mass-Retrenchments

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has announced that it will not be retrenching employees this year. This follows the national public broadcaster’s decision not to renew the notice of consultation on retrenchments which had expired. In September last year, ...

South Africa’s SABC And Ster-Kinekor To Pay Hefty Fine For Price Fixing

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Ster-Kinekor movie cinemas and the media house Primedia have admitted to being involved in price-fixing and have signed settlement agreements with the Competition Commission. This follows an investigation that began in November 2011 which ...

South Africa: Free State Digital Migration Date Extended To February

South Africa’s Department of Communications (DOC) has moved the deadline for switching over from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT) in the Free State to the end of February. The initial deadline was 31 December 2018. According to the DOC, ...

South Africa: SABC Financial Woes Affect South Africa’s Music Industry

According to the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO), the SABC stopped making payments on music royalties for songs used on its radio stations and television last year. South African news publication, City Press has reported that SAMRO — in ...

South Africa’s MPs Return To Work Early To Fill SABC Positions

In Johannesburg, South Africa, members of Parliament are expected to return to their duties early this year in a race to lessen the load on the SABC which currently has the crisis of operating without a solid board. Last month, ...