15 October 2023, Business Tech, Luke Fraser

Although the GCIS did not confirm how much the project would cost, Media Monitoring Africa’s William Bird said that the project has a R1 billion budget. 

BusinessTech has contacted a representative of GCIS for confirmation and will update the article should any new information emerge. 

SABC struggle

There have also been questions over the point of a new streaming service, as the government’s public broadcaster, the SABC, is in dire financial straits. 

“From what we’ve heard, R1 billion has been budgeted for the streaming service. Who are the viewers, and what existing service will it replace? Wouldn’t it be better to improve the existing communication channels at the various government ministries instead?” Bird questioned.

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