News, Releases & Submissions

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

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

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) […]
Sep 22, 2015

Should our public institutions be defending fraudulent conduct and perjury?

The SOS Coalition is alarmed by reports that the SABC has been paying the legal fees of Hlaudi Motsoeneng and Ellen Tshabalala to defend their wilful […]
Sep 23, 2015

SOS URGES ALL TO UNITE AGAINST CORRUPTION

The SOS Coalition calls for South Africans to support the Unite against Corruption marches on 30 September at the Union Buildings in Pretoria and Parliament in […]
Sep 25, 2015

DoC proposes Community Broadcasting support scheme

The Minister of Communication issued a draft proposal for the implementation of the Draft Community Broadcasting Support Scheme on 1 July 2015. The scheme is aimed […]
Sep 27, 2015

Roundtable Discussion: Draft Community Broadcasting Support Scheme

  Various members of the broadcasting community gathered at Constitutional Hill to discuss the Department of Communications draft proposal for the Community Broadcasting Support Scheme. The […]