News, Releases & Submissions

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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 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, […]
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. […]
Jun 22, 2016


Dear Comrades, Friends and concerned South Africans, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CALL TO PROTEST AGAINST SABC FOR CENSORSHIP OF PROTEST ACTION On 2 June 2016, Media Monitoring […]
Jun 27, 2016

Jimi Matthews Resignation Welcomed by MMA, SOS and FXI

We welcome the news by Jimi Matthews that he has resigned.  As we explained to Mr Motsoeneng  on Friday, it’s never too late to do the […]
Jun 27, 2016

SOS and MMA Vindicated by Competition Appeal Tribunal in SABC-MultiChoice Merger Case

SOS and MMA heartily welcome the judgment of the Competition Appeal Tribunal and its vindication of our public interest campaign for bringing to light the full […]