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Dec 06, 2018  |  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 ...


Dec 05, 2018  |  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 ...


Nov 29, 2018  |  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 ...


Nov 15, 2018  |  Cash-Strapped SABC Needs R3bn From Government To Avoid Collapse

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board Chair, Bongumusa Makhathini told Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts that all the troubled state broadcaster needed was a R3bn ($210 380 310,00 USD) government guarantee to stay on the air and to ...


New Free Streaming Platform With 100 Channels Introduced In South Africa

South Africans will be very happy to hear that they will now be able to access and enjoy FREE TV, something that they have never experienced before. With over 100 channels of diverse premium content, TV2GO provides a unique user ...

BBC Names Its Nairobi Bureau The Largest Outside The UK

The BBC has launched its largest bureau outside of the UK in Kenya's capital city, Nairobi. Almost 300 of the 600 BBC journalists working all across Africa are now based in the new, state-of-the-art facility. The Director of BBC News, ...

South Africa: Radio Host Aubrey Masango Ordered To Apologise For ‘Disrespectful’ On-Air Comments

The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) has ordered 702 radio presenter Aubrey Masango to apologise for the disrespectful and belittling remarks he made to a caller during a broadcast in August. The complaint at hand related to a ...

SABC Kicks Off Retrenchment Process - One-Third Of Staff To Go!

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has issued a communication to staff stating that it will retrench quite a large number of employees in an attempt to save costs. The SABC had met with unions in September to discuss the ...

MultiChoice Group Announces Newly Appointed Executive Team

Following their recent announcement to unbundle Africa’s largest pay-TV operator,  Naspers has now announced that the entity that was previously known as Naspers’ Video Entertainment business has been renamed MultiChoice Group and the executive leadership team for the new group ...

Nigeria: Reps Call For Assisted Learning on TV And Radio

A bill requesting to amend the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Act, to provide radio and television contents that promotes improved education among Nigerian pupils has passed second reading in the Nigerian House of Representatives. The “National Broadcasting Commission Amendment Bill, ...

MultiChoice Opens West Africa Academy In Nigeria

The MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy has been unveiled in Lagos. The launch of the academy has warranted much praise for MultiChoichoice from the Lagos State Government, and the academy is expected to provide Africa’s up and coming television and film ...

First Shopping TV Channel Launches In Ethiopia

Nahoo Television launched Ethiopia’s first shopping channel ‘Mazesha Zone’, dedicated solely to commercials, demonstrations and presentations of products. The broadcaster has already set up delivery systems, warehouses, e-payment mechanisms and credit schemes to make the operations of the satellite channel ...

South Africa: Expert Says SABC Must Drop TV Licence Funding Model

According to Martin Van Staden, a Free Market Foundation researcher, the SABC TV licence has overstayed its welcome in the country, and it is time for the SABC to stop forcing consumers to fund its operations by charging TV licence ...

SABC Is Spending Billions On Salaries! Is That Why It's Neck Deep In Trouble?

The South African state-owned broadcaster is in over its head in financial turmoil, and its biggest cost-driver is salaries. With a salary bill that is R3.1bn, representing 42% of revenue, the SABC is in the deep end and desperately needs ...