The SOS Coalition is a member-based public broadcasting network that campaigns for democratic media and broadcasting, as well as excellent programming by the public broadcaster - in particular the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to serve the public interest.

Our purpose is to lobby for excellent programming and ensure the strengthening of public and community broadcasting in the interest of the broader South African community that is solely dependent on the public broadcaster as their primary channel of communication.

Our vision is to create a public broadcasting system dedicated to the broadcasting of quality, diverse, citizen-orientated public programming committed to deepening South Africa’s constitutional values and principles.

The Coalition represents trade unions, independent film and TV production sector organisations, non-governmental and community-based organisations, academics, freedom of expression activists and concerned individuals.


Feb 13, 2020

Digital Migration: The train has left the station!

The SOS Coalition is dismayed to hear that Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Communications has “raised a concern regarding the slow pace in the implementation of the […]
Jul 29, 2022

SOS calls for a revitalised investigative news programme to replace Special Assignment

The SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition is dismayed to learn that, after 24 years of existence, one of the SABC’s investigative news and current affairs programmes, […]
Jul 20, 2022

Get acquainted with our new National Coordinator

On 21 April 2022 the SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition appointed Uyanda Siyotula as its new National Coordinator. The Coalition is delighted to have yet another […]
Jul 19, 2022

Kudos to the SABC for making its Grievance Report public

The SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition commends the SABC for agreeing to publishits Grievance Report by a Special Committee tasked to investigate allegations made by theformer […]