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SABC fires seven out of eight suspended journos

The SABC has now dismissed seven of the eight journalists who were recently suspended for speaking out against the controversial editorial policies.

MMA responds to SABC 8 dismissal

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) condemns the latest illegal response by SABC management to summarily dismiss the 8 SABC journalists. The decision flies in the face of due process and the ruling by ICASA. To be clear they have been fired for showing legitimate dissent with a clearly offensive policy to ban coverage of protests. Then they exercised their rights to due process through appropriate legal avenues. For this they have been accused of their actions being “intolerable to management.”

ICASA Responds to the SABC, SABC acknowledges order

ICASA has responded to the SABC reiterating the resolution taken on the 11 July 2016. SABC further responds on 19th July 2016.

EFF no threat to ANC in Cape – analyst

The ANC in the Western Cape doesn’t have to fear the EFF dislodging it from its traditional support areas, despite the ruling party’s internal wranglings and divisions. 

Deadlines loom for SABC as lobbyists step up the pressure

The SABC has until Tuesday to respond to the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) after the regulator ordered it to withdraw its ban on the airing of violent protests.

Deadlines loom for SABC as lobbyists step up the pressure

The SABC has until Tuesday to respond to the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) after the regulator ordered it to withdraw its ban on the airing of violent protests.

‘You’ve got two choices: the door or the window’ – Jimi Matthews to SABC staff

Former SABC acting chief executive officer Jimi Matthews told eight reporters they could choose “the door or the window” if they disagreed with the broadcaster’s new policies, according to court papers.

Oakbay is compliant with BEE laws, Gupta-owned company says

Media Monitoring Africa director William Bird said in some respects, the media had made significant strides in transformation, but that this had not been sufficient.

ANC infighting grabbing headlines

In a survey conducted by Media Monitoring Africa (MMA), it shows that the media coverage for the EFF has declined during the election period compared to the same period in 2014.

MMA and SOS welcome the application for direct access to the Constitutional Court by the SABC 8

MMA and SOS welcome the application for direct access to the Constitutional Court by the “SABC 8” MMA & SOS together with a range of other institutions including the FXI and Sanef have been cited as respondents and we will be submitting our papers accordingly.

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