Can ‘patriotism’ be forced on us?

Zakes Mda2015-09-06 15:00 One thing that’s wonderful about South Africa is the lack of censorship in the statute books, save for when it’s for the protection of children and against hate speech. As indicated, the…


Politics muddies up SABC board nominations: report

By Staff WriterSeptember 22, 2013   Interns of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) were used to nominate ANC-affiliated members to the SABC board, which were fast-tracked to the position by MPs for the party,…


Widespread corruption at SABC: report

By Staff WriterNovember 24, 2013   A provisional report from Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, bites into the SABC, calling out the broadcaster, executives and former communication minister, Dina Pule, for unlawful behaviour. This is according…


Decisive action needed on SABC “shenanigans”

By SAPAFebruary 18, 2014   The SACP on Tuesday urged the SABC board and Parliament’s communications portfolio committee to take decisive action following the public protector’s report. “Decisive action is needed to turn the SABC…


SABC COO at odds with freedom of speech

By SAPAJuly 4, 2014   The proposal by acting SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng that journalists be given a licence to practice reveals his ignorance about journalistic practice in a democracy, Sanef said on…


‘HLAUDI MOTSOENENG’S SALARY IS BIZARRE’

The Public Protector says it threatens to entrench a culture of impunity among people in power. Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Reinart Toerien/EWN. Govan Whittles | 5 months ago JOHANNESBURG – Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says…


SABC COO gets wife as gift: Report

By Sapa | Jun 13, 2014 Traditional Venda chiefs have given SABC acting chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng a wife, a cow, and a calf, Sowetan reported on Friday. CAPTION: Hlaudi Motsoeneng Women were lined…