Press

Dec 3, 2014

End of the Road for Tshabalala’s Deception

  On 3rd December, Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Commuications conducted an formal inquiry into allegations that SABC Board Chairperson, Ellen Zandile Tshabalala, had willfully or negligently […]
Dec 17, 2014

Liars Never Prosper

  The SOS Coalition welcomes the resignation of Ellen Tshabalala from the SABC Board. Tshabalala was, on 3 December 2014, found guilty by Parliament of willfully […]
Feb 13, 2015

Cellphone Signal Scrambling Device in Parliament a Disgrace

13 February 2015 Yesterday, a cellphone signal scrambling device was set up in the National Assembly Chamber to prevent all attending the President’s State of the Nation […]
Mar 2, 2015

Media Monitoring Africa, SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition join Caxton in Action on SABC & Multichoice Deal

On the 17th of February 2015, MMA and SOS joined Caxton Publishers in an application to the Competition Tribunal in which we call on Multichoice and […]
Mar 6, 2015

Free STBs for South Africa’s Poor Only Half the Victory – Our People Deserve More

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and the SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition (SOS) note the announcement made at yesterday’s cabinet briefing concerning the long-awaited broadcasting digital migration. […]
Apr 14, 2015

Multichoice tries to keep SABC Contract under wraps. Issues take-down notice. We say NO!

On 17 February 2015, MMA and SOS joined Caxton Publishers in an application to the Competition Tribunal for the contract selling the SABC archives to Multichoice […]
Apr 22, 2015

SOS Condemns violence against foreign nationals in SA

The SOS Coalition notes with concern the violence and brutalisation of foreign nationals in various regions of South Africa in recent weeks. In our condemnation of this […]
Apr 30, 2015
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Civil Society and Industry Associations Call on Film & Publications Board to Withdraw Draft Online Content Regulation Policy

  A broad alliance of civil society and industry associations has issued a firm call for the Film and Publications Board (“the Board”) to withdraw its […]
May 27, 2015

SOS Welcomes Parliament’s Legal Opinion on SABC Board Purging

Yesterday afternoon, Parliament received and accepted a legal opinion on the powers to remove Board members of the SABC. The opinion was sought by the Portfolio […]
Jun 1, 2015
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Report: SECTOR ROUNDTABLE ON THE FILM AND PUBLICATIONS BOARD’S DRAFT ONLINE REGULATION POLICY

Hosted by: SOS Coalition, Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI), Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Right 2 Know (R2K) WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS Sekoetlane Phamodi (SOS Coordinator) […]