News, Releases & Submissions

Aug 21, 2020

SOS and MMA respond to Cosatu and CWU’s calls for the dissolution of SABC Board

21 August 2020 The SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa are deeply concerned by reports that Cosatu is calling for the SABC Board […]
Sep 2, 2020

Virtual Roundtable on Public Broadcasting: Presentation to Parliament by the SOS Coalition

The SOS Coalition delivered a presentation to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Communications at the Virtual Roundtable on Public Broadcasting, on 2 September 2020. “Digital technologies […]
Oct 20, 2020

SOS Statement: Presentations to PPCC by CWU, BEMAWU & the Editorial Forum

20 October 2020 The SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition notes that the SABC and the SABC Unions, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) and the Broadcasting, Electronic, […]
Oct 21, 2020

Statement: SABC’s On-air firing

21 October 2020 The SOS Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa are deeply concerned by numerous[i] media reports that allege improper conduct on the part of the […]
Dec 6, 2020

SOS and MMA lay Complaints against SABC on Magashule Interview

The SOS Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa had laid three formal complaints to the BCCSA, the Press Council, and to the SABC itself. The three complaints […]
Mar 9, 2021

SUBMISSIONS ON THE COLLAPSE OF ETHICAL INTEGRITY AT THE SABC

On 24 June 2019, the South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) launched an independent Inquiry into Media Credibility and Ethics. SANEF launched the Inquiry to investigate […]
Mar 29, 2021

SOS & MMA Statement SABC and eMedia Distribution Deal

29 March 2021 The SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) welcome the distribution agreement between the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and […]
May 3, 2021

SA Youth Reflect On Press Freedom

Today marks over 30 years since the annual celebration of World Press Freedom Day. To mark the 2021 celebrations, we asked a number of young people […]
May 29, 2021

Press Statement: ICASA’s Announcement on Local Content Regulations

29 May 2021   The SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition, the South African Screen Federation (SASFED) and the Independent Producers Organisation (IPO) are delighted with ICASA’s […]
Aug 11, 2021

Press statement: A call for mass media to contribute prime-time airtime for covid 19 public health messaging

11 August 2021 South Africa is running out of time. While the numbers have dropped due to lockdown for now, a fourth wave is looming. We […]