SOS Coordinator

Jun 8, 2016

Media watchdog file complaint against SABC for violent protest ban

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) has lodged a formal complaint with Icasa over the SABC’s ban on violent protest footage across its news and current affairs bulletins. […]
May 31, 2016

SOS and MMA Welcome SCA Judgment on DTT Encryption Saga

31 May 2016 The SOS Coalition (SOS) and Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) heartily welcome the judgment handed down by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA), today, […]
May 9, 2016

SABC Must Withdraw Illegitimate Editorial Policies Passed in Bad Faith

SOS and MMA note with concern that the SABC has finalised and is implementing its revised editorial policies without having completed the public participation process it […]
May 5, 2016

SOS, MMA to challenge privatisation and monopolisation of public airwaves

  05 May 2016 On 11 February 2016, the Competition Tribunal handed down judgment on the contractual arrangement between the SABC and Multichoice Africa (MCA) concerning […]
Feb 29, 2016

SABC open line ban unlawful

SOS Support Public Broadcasting Campaign is calling for an urgent investigation into whether SABC management ordered staff to drop open call-in lines until after the elections, as reported […]
Feb 26, 2016

Department of Communications Tables FPB Amendment Bill before Parliament

Introduction On Tuesday, 23 February 2016, the Department of Communications tabled the FPB Amendment Bill before Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Communications. Once enacted, the Bill would […]
Feb 12, 2016

Response to Competition Tribunal Judgment on Multichoice Africa – SABC Merger

MMA, SOS and Caxton have carefully considered the judgment of the Tribunal relating to the contractual arrangements between the SABC and Multichoice in respect of the SABC’s […]
Dec 8, 2015


A bill approved by cabinet in the aims of stabilising the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has been met with resistance. The Broadcasting Amendment Bill removes […]
Nov 30, 2015

Press Statement: SOS Welcomes Western Cape High Court Judgment Setting Aside Motsoeneng Appointment as Irrational and Unlawful

  The SOS Coalition heartily welcomes the judgment handed down by the Western Cape High Court, setting aside Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s permanent appointment as SABC COO on […]
Nov 22, 2015

Eight CEOs since 2008: Who benefits from a dysfunctional SABC?

  With no fewer than eight GCEOs at the helm of SABC since its financial meltdown in 2008, we can no longer take the SABC Board, […]