This submission is guided by the principle that children are active agents who, if given the opportunity and in accordance with their evolving capacity, have the ability to meaningfully contribute to various complex matters that affect their lives. Like all other citizens, children have a crucial role to play and have a critical voice to add to the development and dialogue that takes place in the country.

This submission outlines the views of children who watch the SABC and whose feedback has been pulled together and submitted as part of the civic participatory process. The About Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and its Child Participants Section provides information on the organization and the children behind the submission. Findings are presented in three categories: (1) Children’sviews on SABC News, (2) Children’s views on SABC Local Content, and (3) Children’s views on SABCprogrammes. The last section lists recommendations for moving forward.