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  1. Jamie McKane

    The SABC is a complete mess

    The SABC is a complete mess The SABC is facing major problems that have culminated in worries over whether it would be able to continue broadcasting. While the SABC now looks unlikely to face a complete blackout in the near future, it has been forced to stop broadcasting all PSL matches...
  2. Jamie McKane

    SABC acting COO resigns

    SABC acting COO resigns The SABC has announced that its acting chief operations officer (COO) and technology group executive, Dr Craig van Rooyen, has resigned. Van Rooyen reportedly resigned from his position due to personal reasons, and he is set to leave the public broadcaster on 9...
  3. Jamie McKane

    Corrupt SABC executives terrorised journalists

    Corrupt SABC executives terrorised journalists Employees at the SABC were forced to endure regular threats and capricious attacks during the time when the public broadcaster's newsroom was run by Hlaudi Motsoeneng, according to a report in the City Press. An investigation by the Commission of...
  4. Jamie McKane

    No bailout if SABC does not take action against corrupt leaders

    No bailout if SABC does not take action against corrupt leaders The SABC needs to take action against those who caused its collapse, including Hlaudi Motsoeneng, if it wants money from the National Treasury. This is according to a report in the Sunday Times, which said the National Treasury is...
  5. Jamie McKane

    Ugly fight between SABC and Communications Minister

    Ugly fight between SABC and Communications Minister A hostile relationship has developed between the SABC and Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams over the state broadcaster's turnaround plan, according to a report in the City Press. Sources at the SABC told the City Press that...
  6. Jamie McKane

    SABC Day Zero can happen tomorrow if big companies want their money

    SABC Day Zero could happen tomorrow SABC chief financial officer, Yolandi van Biljon warned that Day Zero, which can lead to a total blackout, can happen “tomorrow” if their biggest debtors stop supporting them. The SABC is facing a serious financial crisis which forced it to make a difficult...
  7. Jamie McKane

    SABC warns of impending blackout possibility

    SABC warns of impending blackout possibility The SABC is facing a serious financial crisis which forced it to make a difficult decision at the end of May – pay salaries or pay municipal bills. This is according to a Sunday Times report, which said the state broadcaster opted to pay salaries...
  8. Jamie McKane

    No more live coverage of Cricket World Cup games on SABC

    No more live coverage of Cricket World Cup games on SABC The SABC has confirmed that it will not be broadcasting any more live Cricket World Cup matches. The national broadcaster outlined its remaining schedule for the event in a tweet, which shows that South Africa's remaining matches will be...
  9. Wolvyreen

    Why should I pay my TV license if I don't own a Dish or Aerial!

    Hi, I know I'm going to get those people that say "just pay it to avoid trouble" but to be honest, I just don't get it. I don't own a DSTV dish or decoder, I don't have an aerial and therefore I don't receive any signal. I stream ALL my TV from online sources (Netflix, Hulu, Youtube etc.) I...
  10. Jamie McKane

    The SABC is on the brink of a total blackout

    The SABC is on the brink of a total blackout The SABC is in danger of experiencing a total broadcasting blackout due to its crippling debt and lack of relief funding, according to a report in the Sunday Times. Speaking in an interview with the Sunday Times, SABC CEO Madoda Mxakwe said the...
  11. Jamie McKane

    SABC COO faces dismissal after being found guilty

    SABC COO faces dismissal after being found guilty SABC chief operating officer Chris Maroleng has been found guilty on three charges following a disciplinary enquiry initiated late last year, City Press reports. Maroleng faced an enquiry into charges of gross negligence and breaching fiduciary...
  12. Jamie McKane

    President Ramaphosa appoints SABC board members

    President Ramaphosa appoints SABC board members President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed eight new board members to fill the vacancies on the Board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) with immediate effect. The President has wished the new board members well in their efforts to...
  13. Jamie McKane

    8 candidates recommended for SABC board

    8 candidates recommended for SABC board Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Communications has adopted a final report that recommends eight candidates to fill the SABC board. “The Portfolio Committee on Communications, having deliberated on the suitability of candidates who will fill the eight...
  14. Jamie McKane

    ANC demands more election coverage from SABC

    ANC demands more election coverage from SABC The ANC has been engaging in heated exchanges with the SABC regarding the party's election coverage this past week, according to a report in the City Press. The party's head of elections Fikile Mbalula reportedly accused the public broadcaster of...
  15. Jamie McKane

    New streaming service with SABC shows to launch in South Africa

    New streaming service with SABC shows to launch in South Africa The SABC announced that it has signed a licence agreement with streaming service Viu. Viu is a new streaming service which is set to launch in South Africa on 28 February 2019, offering local content through its online platform.
  16. Jamie McKane

    Ster-Kinekor and SABC to pay massive fine for price fixing

    Ster-Kinekor and SABC to pay massive fine for price fixing Ster-Kinekor, Primedia, and the SABC have admitted to being involved in price fixing and have reached settlement agreements with the Competition Commission. This follows an investigation initiated in November 2011 which found that the...
  17. Jamie McKane

    The SABC has completely collapsed

    The SABC has completely collapsed The SABC has been issued a notice by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC), asking the broadcaster to explain why it believes it is not trading recklessly under insolvent circumstances, according to a report by the City Press. This notice...
  18. Jamie McKane

    SABC camera equipment stolen at state capture enquiry

    SABC camera equipment stolen at state capture enquiry The SABC stated on Twitter that its camera equipment was stolen at the state capture enquiry. According to reports on Twitter, the equipment was stolen while the commission was on a break, with an SABC journalist tweeting an image of the...
  19. Jamie McKane

    SABC lost R2.3 billion on sports rights that made no money

    SABC lost R2.3 billion on sports rights that made no money The SABC has lost R2.3 billion on buying sports rights over the past six years, according to a report in the Sunday Times. The report stated that the loss occurred as the SABC failed to make money from broadcasting the sports matches.
  20. Jamie McKane

    Massive job cuts at the SABC

    Massive job cuts at the SABC The South African broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has issued a notice to staff stating that it will retrench thousands of employees in an effort to save costs. The state broadcaster confirmed it will proceed with Section 189 of the Labour Relations Act, retrenching...
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