News, Releases & Submissions

Nov 27, 2014

Letter to Minister of Commuincations Concerning Conditional Access for Set-Top Boxes

Dear Minister, RE: Regarding Conditional Access for Set-Top Boxes We are concerned about the future of free-to-air television in South Africa if a conditional access system […]
Nov 28, 2014

WRITTEN REPRESENTATIONS ON USAASA’s QUALIFYING CRITERIA FOR THE STB SCHEME OF OWNERSHIP

Herewith, the SOS Coalition’s written representations in response to the Universal Access Agency of South Africa’s proposed STB subsidy scheme. [scribd id=260681245 key=key-ixXXECBfG93XfRWjaPe8 mode=scroll]
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 […]
Jan 26, 2015

Letter to Minister of Communications: On Why South Africa Needs Conditional Access

Attention: Hon. Faith Muthambi Minister of Communications 26 January 2015 Dear Minister, RE: On Why South Africa Needs Conditional Access We have written to you and […]
Jan 26, 2015

Letter to Minister of Communications on Why SA Needs Conditional Access

SOS wrote to the Minister of Communications to plead with her to motivate for the inclusion of conditional access and encryption in government manufactured STBs. [scribd […]
Feb 4, 2015

LETTER TO MINISTER OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ON WHY SA NEEDS CONDITIONAL ACCESS

SOS wrote to the Minister of Economic Development to plead with him to motivate for the inclusion of conditional access and encryption in government manufactured STBs. [scribd id=260682594 […]
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 […]
Feb 20, 2015

SASFED Supports our court bid to prevent the Minister playing a role in executive appointments

Our friends at the South African Screen Federation (SASFED) support the interventions taken by the SOS Coalition against the Minister of Communications to prevent her playing […]
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 […]