All Press Statements

March 28, 2024

SOS, MMA, and SANEF express concern over the legal opinion obtained by the PPCC and its failure to address the constitutionality of the SABC Bill

The SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition (SOS), Media Monitoring Africa (MMA), and the South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) acknowledge the legal opinion provided by the […]
September 12, 2023

SOS reiterates its call that the SABC Board must publish a full report of investigations conducted into Mpho Tsedu’s allegations of editorial interference.

SOS welcomes the decision by the SABC Board to remove Mpho Tsedu as Chairperson of the News and Editorial Subcommittee following allegations of unduly interfering with […]
October 25, 2022

The SOS Coalition and Public Interest SA call on the Portfolio Committee on Communications (PCC) to heed the call by civil society

Public accountability and integrity are fundamental in ensuring that those entrusted with the exercise of public power and authority conduct themselves in a manner that conveys […]
October 17, 2022

The SOS Coalition calls on the NPA to action Zondo Commission’s SABC corruption recommendations

The SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition calls on the National Prosecuting Authority to follow through with the Zondo Commission’s recommendations regarding further investigations and possible prosecutions […]
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 […]
July 22, 2020

SABC at a Crossroads – A Call to Action

Noting: The Covid-19 pandemic and the interconnected climate crisis means that the SABC and its public broadcast mandate are now critically urgent   in meeting the information, […]
September 27, 2019

SOS Thanks AAA Entertainment for a loan.

Date: 27 September 2019 As the Support Public Broadcasting Coalition SOS, we would like to thank AAA Entertainment’s Mayenzeka Baza and Pascal Schmitz, who on behalf […]
September 6, 2019

Open Letter to Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams

Open letter to the Minister in the Department of Communications:  Re: SABC Government Guarantee to the SABC Dear Hon. Minister Ndabeni-Abrahams, The failure to ensure a […]
October 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 […]
September 20, 2013

SOS Responds to the Proposed New SABC Board

SOS RESPONDS TO PROPOSED NEW SABC BOARD The SOS Coalition notes the candidates recommended by the Portfolio Committee on Communications for the SABC Board. The SABC […]
May 20, 2013

SOS Mourns the Passing of Vuyo Mbuli

SOS MOURNS THE PASSING OF VUYO MBULI The SOS Coalition is deeply saddened by the news of the sudden death of radio and television journalist and […]
January 24, 2013

Digital Broadcasting Switchover Forum 2013

The CTO’s 8th Digital Broadcasting Switchover Forum 2013 will once again bring together senior policy makers, broadcasters, telecoms services providers, industry solution providers and other stakeholders […]
November 22, 2012

SABC – DoC Shareholder Compact 2011/12

This is the shareholder compact signed between the Government of the Republic of South Africa in the Department of Communications and the SABC. While both parties […]
November 10, 2012

SABC Makes R343m Profit…Despite Itself

Last week the SABC Board presented its Annual Report to Parliament. While the broadcaster waxed lyrical about the results its yet to be seen turnaround strategy […]
September 20, 2012

SOS Dismayed by Repeated SABC Crises

SOS DISMAYED BY REPEATED SABC CRISES Once again the SABC finds itself in the news for the wrong reasons and has, once again, remained conspicuously silent. […]
August 20, 2012

Invitation to SOS Press Conference

INVITATION TO SOS PRESS CONFERENCE The SOS Coalition has scheduled a meeting with SABC GCEO, Lulama Mokhobo, for Wednesday 22 August 2012 to discuss, among other […]
August 14, 2012

The State of Affairs at the SABC

The SOS Coalition is deeply concerned at the current state of affairs at the SABC. The Coalition notes with disappointment its thwarted attempts to meet its […]
July 12, 2012

Mapping Digital Media – SA country report

This is the SA country report published as part of the global research project – “Mapping Digital Media”.The research project was funded by the Open Society […]
November 4, 2011

Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, 2011

The Dept of Communications tabled an Electronic Communications Act Amendment on 4 November 2011. This Bill was later withdrawn. ECA_Amendment_Bill_Nov_2011 (1) FacebookTweetLinkedIn
October 12, 2011

SABC Annual Report 2011

The 2011 Annual Report of the South African Broadcasting Corporation SABC Annual Report 2011 FacebookTweetLinkedIn
October 11, 2011

SOS pamphlet – principles of public broadcasting

The SOS Coalition has produced a pamphlet that outlines the major principles reflected in SOS’s vision for a strong new public broadcasting landscape. SOS_pamphlet_-_final FacebookTweetLinkedIn