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Broadcasting Services  |  SABC Refutes Claims Shutting African-Language Stations

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is refuting claims that it will be closing its radio services, particularly African-language stations. The broadcaster said that reports that African-language news bulletins on free-to-air television channels were being discontinued "are completely false".   ...
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Broadcasting Services  |  South Africa: Impending Strike At The SABC – As Public Broadcaster Issues Retrenchment Letters

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has officially begun its retrenchment process, issuing redundancy and surplus letters to all the affected staff. The public broadcaster act has led to worker’s representation, taking up action to reverse this. The Broadcasting, Electronic, ...
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SABC Says That After All Is Said And Done, It Expects To Sack "Only 303 Staffers"

The South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) says it has now completed its legally mandated retrenchment processes and procedures. In the end, it is expected that only 303 members of its current staff-force will be losing their jobs.   A statement ...

SABC: Future And Nature Of TV Licensing In South Africa To Be Decided Imminently

The future framework for the viability and sustenance of the TV license as a funding plank for the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is set to be settled with the next few months. The South African minister for Communications and ...

South Africa: Petitioning Against TV Licence Fees For OTT Streaming Access

The South African Democratic Alliance (DA) - a political opposition party - has announced that it is starting a petition against the country's government move to institute what it has called the "controversial SABC TV licence regime for over-the-top (OTT) ...

South Africa: SABC Readies To Dispose Off Properties To Raise Funds

The South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has reportedly announced it is prepared to end the lease agreements of the 'non-core properties' it owns in the bid to get these ready for disposal via auction early next year.   Yolande van ...

South Africa: The SABC Seemingly Bows To Pressure As It Puts Job-Cuts In Abeyance

The South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has announced that it is suspending the planned job-cuts programme. The national public broadcaster said the process will now be revisited in early 2021. Still, it is keen to stress that it is not ...

SABC: Govt Urged To Repeal "Must Carry" Regulations As Way To Boost Broadcaster Revenue

As the South African Department of Communications and Digital Technologies presents its proposal to extend the payment of TV licences to include streaming services, and by that garner more funds for the SABC, the Democratic Alliance (DA) which is one ...

SABC Drama As Blackout Is Threatened, And COO Looks To Jump Ship!

As the management of the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) continue to defend the decision to reduce its bloated staff salary bill via its planned retrenchment exercise, the staff of the organisation are also digging their heels in by threatening ...

South Africa: SABC Halts Job Cuts Process After Staff Threatened Blackout

It appears that the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) plan to cut up to 400 staff from its 'bloated' staff-toll has hit a brick wall as the company announced that the process will now be halted.   The SABA management ...

South Africa: SABC's Senior Executives Take Huge Remuneration Despite Heavy Corporate Losses

A review of the 2019/20 financial report of the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation has revealed that the organisation posted a net loss of ZAR 511 million (US$ 35 million) in the last financial year.   In the released statement, the ...

SABC Presents Its 2019/20 Financial Statements (Downloadable PDF Included)

The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) 2019/20 Annual Report was tabled in Parliament on Tuesday, 17 November 2020. As detailed in the Annual Report, the public broadcaster continues to deliver on its extensive public service mandate despite very challenging conditions. ...