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SABC in Parliament: Sound and fury, signifying nothing

Our democracy is, after all, for the people by the people, and those who seek to challenge that will find out the hard way.

MMA responds, with disappointment, to SABC briefing in Parliament

Given the crucial role of SABC senior management and the tacit support of the actions shown by the SABC Board and the Minister we can hardly be surprised that they would seek to defend their actions when appearing before the Communications Portfolio Committee in Parliament today, 23 August 2016.

‘Ask the blondie what she thinks’: Olympics reveals ‘gendered attitudes’

Men are three times more likely than women to be discussed when it comes to sporting achievements.

South Africa: no local music for the listeners?

Music by South African artists. That’s what was supposed to make up 90 percent of the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) program.

The media’s coverage of gender issues during elections was not on their agenda

We need to amplify gender interests in the public mind by asking questions and reporting on issues that reflect the lived experiences of our population.


MMA looked at the news sources and the elections-related news stories they ran between 1st June and 31st July.

Which voices are South African media amplifying this election?

We have been monitoring the media coverage of elections from 1 June 2016, and these are the voices the media is amplifying. 

See the issues SA media are focusing on this election

We have been monitoring the media coverage of elections from 1 June 2016 , and these are the issues they are focusing on.

e.tv reports responsibly on abducted girls

e.tv gets a GLAD for upholding ethical reporting standards when covering a human trafficking story involving children.

See how SA’s media are covering political parties this election

We have been monitoring the media coverage of contesting parties since June 2016 and here are the results so far

Activists urge caution on celebrating SABC journalists’ reinstatement

Media Monitoring Africa says the decision doesn’t mean SABC managers are going to change.

SABC in breach of court by sending ‘reinstated’ journos home - lobby group

Media Monitoring Africa says SABC is acting in breach of court order, by shutting the journalists out without yet having filed a formal notice of appeal.

The Star’s in-depth coverage on children’s issues applauded

The Star receives a GLAD for highlighting various issues affecting children and bringing them to the attention of policymakers

Hlaudi’s Kill Bill: The slippery slide towards manipulating the news

In another act of defiance of due process and the law, the management of the SABC has terminated the employment of seven of the eight journalists who stood up against censorship at the public broadcaster. Another journalist has resigned, citing what he calls SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s “venomous tentacles” gripping the organisation.

South Africa: J&P commission urges government to intervene in broadcasting crisis

The South African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC) Justice and Peace Commission has called on the parliament to reconvene a committee on communications