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Broadcasting Services  |  South Africa’s SABC Pushes Ahead With Plans To Hike TV Licence Fees, Amidst Objections

The SABC is going ahead with its plans to increase TV licence fees as it battles to increase its revenue. The executives at South Africa’s cash-strapped public broadcaster recently told MPs that the current TV licence tariff had remained unchanged ...
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Broadcasting Services  |  South Africa: SABC Appoints New Acting COO

The SABC has announced that Sylvia Tladi has been appointed as the new Acting Chief Operations Officer (COO) with immediate effect. The broadcaster released a statement saying that the appointment is in line with ensuring the continuity of business and ...
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South Africa’s SABC Proposes An Increase In TV Licence Fees -Reports

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has drafted a proposal and sent it to the Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams suggesting an increase in TV licences fees. This was according to the Shadow Minister of Communications, Phumzile Van Damme when she ...

MultiChoice's SuperSport Inks 5-Year PSL Deal With SABC In South Africa

After the South African government and Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa forced an agreement between the two parties, a vague 5-year deal was signed on Friday by MultiChoice's SuperSport and the broke South African public broadcaster. It was announced that the ...

MultiChoice And SABC To Resolve South Africa's PSL Blackout – Sports Minister

Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa has announced that the SABC and Pay-TV service provider, Multichoice, will find a resolution to the PSL broadcast rights predicament which has led to the blackout of local football at the country's public broadcaster. Mthethwa said ...

South Africa's SABC Loses English Premier League Rights

South Africa's embattled national broadcaster's financial troubles have now extended to the English Premier League (EPL) after it was revealed that the SABC had failed to retain the broadcast rights to the league's games on their SABC 3 channel. While ...

South Africa's SABC Radio Presenters Frustrated By PSL Blackout

South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) sports presenters have revealed that they are struggling and frustrated because they can no longer cover PSL matches. SABC Sport has been ordered to stop covering PSL matches after the cash-strapped public broadcaster rejected a ...

South Africa: SABC Acting COO Resigns

The acting chief operations officer of South Africa's cash-strapped national broadcaster has resigned. Craig van Rooyen, who will exit the SABC on September 9, jumps ship after only three months as acting COO.His resignation comes just after the state-owned radio ...

South Africa’s SABC Radio Stations Barred From Announcing PSL Scores

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)’s scuffle with the Premier Soccer League (PSL) over broadcast rights has resulted in local football no longer being featured on any SABC radio stations in the foreseeable future. SABC TV stations have had a PSL blackout since the ...

South Africa’s Football Lovers Disappointed As Broke SABC Fails To Secure PSL Rights

The millions of South Africans who rely on the public broadcaster SABC TV and radio to enjoy live matches were left disappointed this past weekend when the cash-strapped SABC failed to broadcast the start of the new PSL season. The ...

South Africa’s SABC Set To Lay Off 33% Of Staff And Shut Down Five Offices -Reports

South Africa’s national broadcaster, the SABC, in a statement issued to the Sunday Times, has announced plans to close down five offices, decrease the headcount of management by 37% and lay off a third of its staff to save the ...

South Africa’s Government To Save SABC From Communication Blackout

It has been reported that the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) will be saved from an imminent communication blackout by the South African Government. Speaking at the sidelines of country’s state of the nation address on Thursday (20 June), the ...


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