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Broadcasting Services  |  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 ...
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Video-On-Demand  |  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 ...
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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, ...

South Africa: SIU Report Exposes Irregularities In R185m SABC Security Tender

In South Africa, a preliminary Special Investigating Unit probe has discovered that a R185m ($12 mil) SABC security tender was irregularly granted by its interim board and should now be set aside. The SIU said that these initial investigations revealed ...

South Africa: Three SABC Board Members Abandon Ship Amid Political Interference

News24 has reported that three board members have recently resigned from the SABC after reports of political interference. Board member Krish Naidoo, Deputy chairperson Khanyisile Kweyam and DA nominee John Mattison, are the trio that is said to who have ...

South Africa's Communications Minister Opposes SABC’s Plans To Retrench

The new minister has instructed the national broadcaster’s board to place a hold on the retrenchments programme that it wanted to complete before the end of February 2019 to try to remedy its deepening financial crisis. The SABC had come ...

SABC Wants Hlaudi Motsoeneng To Pay Back R21.7 million

The severely cash-strapped South African Broadcasting Commission (SABC) is attempting to recover R21.7 million (over $1.5 mil USD) from its disgraced former boss, Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Included in that amount are an illegal succession fee and R10.2-million (almost $800 000,00) for ...

SABC’s Multi-Billion Rand Loss On Non-Lucrative Sports Rights

According to a report in the Sunday Times, South Africa's SABC has lost approximately R2.3 billion (over $1,5 mil) on purchasing sports rights over the past six years. The report stated that the loss occurred because the SABC was failing ...