SOS Coalition Set To Release A Report Into SABC Mismanagement Crisis

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SOS Coalition Set To Release A Report Into SABC Mismanagement Crisis

10 December 2021

As we near to the end of 2021, the SOS Support Public Broadcasting on December 13, 2021, as part of the Oxfam South Africa (OZA) funded project, will be releasing a report into the SABC management crisis since the advent of democracy in 1994. This peer reviewed research report explores matters to do with political interference across time, labour crisis, and programming related crisis – particularly where editorial breaches are concerned – at the public broadcaster.

We take a historical approach, relying on available media reports, research reports, work done by civil society organizations, chapter 9 institutions, and Parliament. Here we go on to propose areas of improvements for the SABC.

As an organization that has been dedicated towards ensuring that the SABC functions in line with the South African constitution, as well as the relevant governance principles, we find it necessary that there must exist an archive that documents the challenges that have existed at the SABC, that this must be made easily accessible to the public. 

In general, this project forms part of a larger public accountability digital tool we have been working on for a number of years, aimed at empowering the public to hold the SABC to account. We would like to extend our gratitude to Oxfam South Africa for the funding support. As well as Open Cities Lab for the technical collaboration.

For more information, please email mpho@soscoalition.org.za