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.

LATEST NEWS

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 […]
Sep 30, 2022

ASO to be tied to broad public consultation and registration for free STBs

Today is the last day to register for the government-subsidized set top box to enable those with analogue television sets to access digital terrestrial television. This […]
Sep 13, 2022

SOS OBJECTS TO THE SHORTLISTING OF SOME NON-EXECUTIVE SABC BOARD MEMBERS

The SOS Coalition has objected to the shortlisting of four candidates pertaining to the appointment of 12 Non-Executive SABC Board members. Of the four, two are […]
Sep 12, 2022

SOS COALITION: COMMENTS ON THE PARLIAMENTARY PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES’ PROCESS TO APPOINT A NEW SABC BOARD

1. INTRODUCTION a. The SOS Coalition in Support of Public Broadcasting (SOS) notes and appreciates the opportunityto present its views on the above-mentioned process, currently being […]

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