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 […]
Oct 7, 2021

Press statement: South Africa is not Prepared for the DCDT’s proposed Analogue Switch Off Date

07 October 2021 On 05 October 2021, the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies, under the leadership of Minister Khumbudzo Ntshaveni, announced a new date for […]
Aug 11, 2021

Press statement: A call for mass media to contribute prime-time airtime for covid 19 public health messaging

11 August 2021 South Africa is running out of time. While the numbers have dropped due to lockdown for now, a fourth wave is looming. We […]
May 29, 2021

Press Statement: ICASA’s Announcement on Local Content Regulations

29 May 2021   The SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition, the South African Screen Federation (SASFED) and the Independent Producers Organisation (IPO) are delighted with ICASA’s […]

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