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Fact Sheet for South African Broadcasting Corporation

Country: South Africa
Observations: The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is the state owned broadcaster in South Africa, and was for many years the monopoly, controlled by the white minority National Party government.
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OBIT-HUMMAIDA.Contributed by NAMPA / SAPA.SUDANESE ACTIVIST DIES IN SASudanese human rights activist Osman Hummaida has died at a Johannesburg hospital.Hummaida, a human rights activist, was the executive director of the African Centre for Justice and ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - 8 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

: African press review 18 April 2014

The Nigerian media are irritated by confusion over the fate of more than 100 students abducted by Boko Haram Islamist insurgents from a secondary school in Borno StateThe army reported on Wednesday that about 80 of the girls had been released. Punch reports ... [Published Radio France Internationale - 9 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Limpopo accident claims 8 lives

The eight trapped in the taxi were burnt beyond recognition.(SABC)As many celebrate the Easter weekend, accidents often increase due to the high traffic volumes on South Africa's roads.In Limpopo, 8 people have been killed after a taxi overturned and ... [Published SABC - 12 hours ago]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 2 reports

Nigeria: An Incentive for South Africa

That Nigeria is now Africa’s largest economy is the best news that South Africa could have hoped for.This milestone not only gives South Africa the most obvious reason to strengthen its ties with a key player across the African continent that is growing ... [Published The Globalist - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 2 reports

SABC explains DA ad decision

It says it has however concerned that the matter has not yet been settled once and for all.The matter was postponed indefinitely last night after the SABC hired a new legal team which will decide whether or not to pursue the matter further.The FXI's Phenyo ... [Published East Coast Radio - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Pics – Madrid beat Barcelona to win Copa del Rey

DA advert back on air – for now“It’s a victory for common sense,” was DA leader Helen Zille’s reaction after the Icasa’s Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) granted a postponement to the SABC, provided that the DA’s “Ayisafani” advert is flighted ... [Published City Press - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 22 reports

South Africa: Ayisafani - SABC Loses, Freedom of Expression Wins

South Africa's citizens have won rare victory over the SABC, the country's public broadcaster, to carry campaign ads highly critical of the country's president. Is this the start of a new era in media freedom? J. BROOKS SPECTOR contemplates the question, ... [Published - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Hlaudi reins in SABC's leak brigade

SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng gave the broadcaster's acting news head Jimi Matthews a dressing down in front of staff this week at a meeting about leaks from within the corporation.Motsoeneng, who is the SABC's acting chief operating officer, called a meeting ... [Published Mail & Guardian Online - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

SABC political bias will backfire

During the Zimbabwean elections last year, the country's state broadcaster, the ZBC, flighted the ruling party's inflammatory adverts. Newscasters and reporters prefixed the names of Zanu-PF leaders with the title "comrade", whereas the coverage of opposition ... [Published Mail & Guardian Online - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 16 reports

DA’s ‘banned’ election ads to return to SABC

DEMOCRATIC Alliance (DA) election campaign adverts pulled by the SABC will be aired by the state broadcaster over the Easter long weekend.The two parties agreed on Wednesday to postpone further hearings on the matter after the SABC changed its legal team ... [Published BDlive - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

SABC radio stations shine at 2014 MTN Radio Awards

SABC Radio Stations scooped a number of awards at the fifth MTN Radio Awards, held at the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday, 12 April. The SABC won a total of 30 awards for its ‘cream of the crop’ on-air talent and content producing expertise in programming ... [Published Media Update South Africa - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 2 reports


ZUMA-KASRILSContributed by NAMPA / SAPA.ZUMA TAKEN ABACK BY NO VOTE CAMPAIGNPresident Jacob Zuma has described Ronnie Kasrils's spoil-your-ballot campaign as a "very funny thing", SABC radio news reported on Wednesday.Zuma told the state broadcaster ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - Apr 16 2014]
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DA banned TV advert & a parody video! [Published DChetty - Apr 17 2014]
If you haven’t seen the TV ad for the DA that has been barred from airing on SABC, here’s a copy: Now, watch the brilliant parody video that was released shortly after all of the hype surrounding the video for a local business in Johannesburg ...
‘South Africa’s president must stop this’ [Published EnviroLib - Mar 11 2014]
The survival of white lions a free roaming species is hanging by a thread. There is an abominable, growing, legal industry that threatens all the lions of South Africa, both tawny and white, a practice that is so despicable it makes one’s stomach shudder ...
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