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 […]
Jan 17, 2023

The appointment of the SABC Board cannot be delayed any further – Civil society organisations call upon the President to act

It is now three months since the term of office of the previous SABC Board expired on 15 October 2022. The litany of undue delays in […]
Dec 9, 2022

LETTER TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY : SOS URGES THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TO REJECT CONFLICTED CANDIDATES FOR THE SABC BOARD RECOMMENDATIONS

1.1. The SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition (SOS) is a non-profit, civil society coalition that represents a range of organisations and concerned individuals. It advocates for […]
Dec 9, 2022

LETTER TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY: SOS URGES THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TO CONSIDER PUBLIC OPINION IN THE SABC BOARD RECOMMENDATIONS

The SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition (SOS) is a non-profit, civil society coalition that represents non-governmental organisations (NGOs), community-based organisations (CBOs), community media, independent film and […]

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