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Media freedom concerns surround South Africa’s public broadcaster

The presence of military personnel at SABC premises causes concern for editorial independence among staff and press freedom groups.

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PMA condemns attacks on SABC journalists

The Public Media Alliance condemns attacks against SABC journalists and media workers during nationwide protests.

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Protecting the prominence of public media

As media markets become more crowded and global streaming giants continue to grow rapidly, what steps are being taken to address challenges to the prominence of public media?

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SABC completes retrenchment process and transitions to new structure

SABC concluded its retrenchment process last month and started implementing its new structure.

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SABC employees go on strike as retrenchment process resumes

Labour unions begin strike action and organise a possible blackout as South Africa’s public broadcaster continues to implement its Section 189 process.

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SABC to implement retrenchment process

South Africa’s public broadcaster confirms that it will follow through with restructuring plans that will result in 400 job losses, and asks the public to contribute to the TV licence debate. 

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Insight | SABC has cut its losses and is ahead on a turnaround plan

Work over the past nine months has laid a foundation to serve the public interest for the next 84 years, and even beyond

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Focus on PSM | SABC facing significant challenges in its 84th year

As South Africa’s public broadcaster celebrates its 84th year, its achievements are recognised against a backdrop of planned retrenchments and restructuring as well as court proceedings and previous misconducts.

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SABC launches sustainability model

The South African public broadcaster, SABC, has launched its new ‘Target Operating Model’, a roadmap for its long-term sustainability. 

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SABC asks government for a budget review

South Africa’s public broadcaster has called on the government to review its budget as COVID-19 takes its toll on advertising revenues and acquisitions.