News, Releases & Submissions

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 […]
Mar 6, 2000

Broadcasting Act,1999, amended 2009

South Africa’s Broadcasting Act passed in 1999 and amended a number of times including most recently in 2009. Broadcasting_Act
Jun 14, 2000

SABC Commission of Enquiry into Blacklisting and Related Matters – 2006

The Sisulu Commission of Enquiry into the blacklisting controversies at the SABC. The report was never officially released. However it was leaked to the press and […]
Jul 25, 2000

SOS submission – Draft Broadcasting Amendment Bill – 25 July 2008

This is the SOS Coalition’s first submission. It was made to Parliament. The focus was the “MPs Bill” i.e. the Draft Broadcasting Amendment Bill. SOS agreed […]
Jan 1, 2004

SABC Editorial Policies – Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about the SABC’s editorial policies. SABC_editorial_policies_-_frequently_asked_questions
Feb 10, 2004

The ICASA Act, 2000

The ICASA Act was passed in 2000. It was then amended again in 2002, 2004 and 2006. It is now up for further amendments.SOS is worried […]
Feb 14, 2004

ICASA Position Paper – Ownership and Control January 2004

The ICASA Position Paper 2004 set out ICASA’s proposals around changing ownership and control regulations in the country. Industry argued that the regulations were too stringent […]
Jun 1, 2004

SABC Editorial Policies – 2004

The SABC’s editorial policies adopted in 2004. Editorialpolicies_rev
Jun 17, 2008

SABC DTT status presentation to Parliament (part one) – 17 June 2008

Jul 4, 2008

Draft Broadcasting Amendment Bill, 4 July 2008

The Draft Broadcasting Amendment Bill was published on 4 July 2008. It was introduced by Members of Parliament. Its main purpose was to allow for the […]
Aug 5, 2008

SOS Oral Submission – Draft Broadcasting Amendment Bill – 5 August 2008

SOS made its first oral submission to the Communications Portfolio Committee on the 5th of August 2008. In this submission, SOS included its own Draft Bill […]