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 […]
Jun 5, 2023

MMA and SOS call upon the SABC Board to advertise for the positions of GCEO and GCFO

The SABC Board was appointed on the 18th of April 2023. There can be little doubt that the Board has been met with a deluge of […]
Apr 28, 2023

SABC Board concerns remain despite SOS relief at the SABC Board appointment

Like many others, SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition (SOS) expresses great relief at last week’s appointment of the SABC Board by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The public […]
Mar 1, 2023

SOS-MMA Joint Online Campaign: ACT NOW! Appoint the SABC Board, Mr President

As one of the many responses to the ongoing failure of the President to appoint the SABC Board, SOS Support Public Broadcasting (SOS) and Media Monitoring […]