Today's Big Stories

Motsoeneng pulls out of planned meeting with campaigners

SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng has reneged on an agreement to meet with several representatives who are concerned with the state of affairs at the public broadcaster.

The Right2Know (R2K) campaign and the Save our SABC (SOS) Coalition were set to meet with Motsoeneng on Monday morning.

Two pickets were held outside the SABC's offices last week Friday, both in Cape Town and Johannesburg, in support of the suspended journalists expected to face disciplinary action.

Mr Motsoeneng has unilaterally refused us the meeting that he committed to holding with us. He also refused to lift the suspensions of the SABC staffers.

Sekoetlane Phamodi, SOS Coalition coordinator

SOS coordinator, Sekoetlane Phamodi says members have been shut out of the offices, despite the meeting which was arranged to discuss censorship and leadership at the SABC.

Meanwhile, the campaigners await Thursday's ruling from communications regulator ICASA, on whether the SABC's broadcast ban on violent protests is lawful or not.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Some SABC journos barred from leaving building to picket - reports

Some SABC journos barred from leaving building to picket - reports

Other journalist have shown support for their SABC colleagues, who are demanding an end to censorship and political agendas.

#BlackFriday protests highlight undemocratic practices at SABC

#BlackFriday protests highlight undemocratic practices at SABC

Journalists have embarked on a protest in solidarity with SABC staff who were suspended for questioning editorial policies.

SACP slams SABC for poor governance and failure to fulfill its public mandate

SACP slams SABC for poor governance and failure to fulfill its public mandate

SACP has criticised the SABC for its alleged "personality cult", built on populist policy centred around COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

Matthews' exit calls for SABC to hit the panic button - Media Monitoring Africa

Matthews' exit calls for SABC to hit the panic button - Media Monitoring Africa

Former acting CEO, Jimi Matthews, quit saying the corrosive atmosphere at the SABC impacted negatively on his moral judgement.

SABC chair, Jimi Matthews, cites 'corrosive atmosphere' in resignation letter

SABC chair, Jimi Matthews, cites 'corrosive atmosphere' in resignation letter

SABC chair, Jimi Matthews, made his resignation public on Twitter sending shock waves in the industry.

Popular articles
[WATCH] Refentse Morake continues breaking cultural barriers through his music

[WATCH] Refentse Morake continues breaking cultural barriers through his music

The singer who says he's 'on the border of being Afrikaans and being African' joined Azania Mosaka for this week's #702Unplugged.

What happens to our bodies if we cut out sugar

What happens to our bodies if we cut out sugar

Naked Scientist Chris Smith explains.

Why did Jussie Smollet fake his own attack? Eusebius and listeners weigh in

Why did Jussie Smollet fake his own attack? Eusebius and listeners weigh in

Eusebius McKaiser facilitates a debate on whether or not American actor Jussie Smollet faked his own attack.

[WATCH] SANDF members hilariously mess up a supposedly easy practice run

[WATCH] SANDF members hilariously mess up a supposedly easy practice run

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[LISTEN] Wife of Vele Investments' Madzonga flatly denies VBS involvement

[LISTEN] Wife of Vele Investments' Madzonga flatly denies VBS involvement

Vele Investments CEO Robert Madzonga's estranged wife Khosi shares her side of the story on the VBS saga.

‘We’d be crazy to copy! Sometimes we get it wrong. There's no culture problem'

‘We’d be crazy to copy! Sometimes we get it wrong. There's no culture problem'

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Ian Moir, CEO at Woolworths.

Is EOH corrupt? Is that why Microsoft ran for the hills? Its CEO explains…

Is EOH corrupt? Is that why Microsoft ran for the hills? Its CEO explains…

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Stephen van Coller, CEO at EOH Holdings.

'R23 million for rent a month seems huge. I don't think we could've done better'

'R23 million for rent a month seems huge. I don't think we could've done better'

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Adrian Gore, founder and Group Chief Executive Officer at Discovery Limited.