27 February 2024,  Sandra Laurence, TechCentral

In November, the SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) wrote to the portfolio committee calling for the bill to be scrapped based on their belief that it “offers no clarity, new mechanism or purpose”.

“Rather, it represents a rehash of old ideas with regressive notions and a reversal of significant gains in the independence and credibility of the SABC.”

The portfolio committee responded by calling for written submissions on the SABC Bill. SOS, MMA and the South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) collectively made a submission on 16 January in which they expressed deep concerns regarding the bill. The organisations pointed out “a series of catastrophic and unconstitutional flaws” with the bill and said it should be 

Read full article