News, Releases & Submissions

Jul 11, 2017

Media Release: Mr. President, just sign the proclamation!

SOS would like to echo the chorus of voices calling for President Jacob Zuma to sign the proclamation allowing the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) to probe […]
Sep 1, 2017

SABC Interim Board needs to ensure that the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) delivers on its TORs

The SOS Coalition welcomes the news regarding the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) Proclamation, which has been awaiting the President’s signature for months. On the 25th of […]
Sep 27, 2017

The SOS Coalition calls on President Jacob Zuma to appoint the new SABC board immediately.

After a series of governance and financial crises at the SABC, the dissolution of the last board, and the subsequent appointment of the interim board in […]
Oct 17, 2017

SOS MMA FXI Victory: Minister’s powers to appoint SABC Executives and the removal of Non- Executive Board Members

The SOS Coalition, Media Monitoring Africa and Freedom of Expression Institute Welcome the judgement in the SOS/FXI/MMA vs SABC/Minister of Communications/Hlaudi Motsoeneng matter. SABC 1 The […]
Oct 19, 2017

Remembering Black Wednesday 40 years on!

Just a short video to remind us all of the journey we’re on. For some, this journey began 40 years ago, and for others it began […]
Nov 13, 2017

MMA and SOS Official statement on the ongoing Bemawu strike action at the SABC

MMA and SOS note the intensifying strike action by Broadcasting, Electronic, Media & Allied Workers Union (BEMAWU) beginning 2 November 2017.  We support the right of […]
Dec 15, 2017

PRESS STATEMENT: SABC Strike

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and the SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition (SOS) note the strike action by the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media & Allied Workers Union (BEMAWU) […]
Jan 16, 2018

The SOS Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa welcome the appointment of the new SABC COO

The SOS Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa warmly welcome the news of the appointment of new SABC COO Chris Maroleng, subject to final security vetting processes. […]
Jan 22, 2018

Passing of Media Freedom Activist Libby Lloyd

The Board, staff and friends of SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa are devastated by the untimely passing of Libby Lloyd (18 January). […]
Feb 23, 2018

SOS Coalition and MMA address Communications Minister’s comments on SABC MOI

The SOS Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) note, with deep concern, the recent comments made by Communications Minister, Kubayi Ngubane on the Memorandum of Incorporation […]