Today's Big Stories

Lobby group sets Monday deadline for Icasa to announce ruling on SABC

Lobby group Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) has yet to receive a response from the communications regulator Icasa regarding their complaint about the SABC.

On Thursday, Icasa was expected to rule on the SABC's broadcast ban of violent protest footage, which many critics have seen as censorship.

MMA's William Bird says their legal team has sent a letter to the regulator, as there has been no explanation for the delay.

'We've given them until Monday to come back to us.

William Bird, Executive Director of Media Monitoring Africa

He says that Icasa's complaints committee had delivered its verdict to the council, however the council has not publicised the decision.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:

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SABC board chair says they never "tied the knot" with ANC

SABC board chair says they never "tied the knot" with ANC

ANC's Jackson Mthembu said earlier divorce was the best thing for his party and the SABC at this time.

ANC retaliates after SABC board chair claims party has ulterior motives

ANC retaliates after SABC board chair claims party has ulterior motives

ANC’s Jackson Mthembu says the ruling party and the SABC are "parting ways", after what he says were undermining accusations.

SABC board chair says critics (including ANC members) have ulterior motives

SABC board chair says critics (including ANC members) have ulterior motives

Chairperson of the SABC board, Mbulaheni Maguvhe says the controversial broadcast ban is an editorial decision, not SABC policy.

ANC's Jackson Mthembu lambastes SABC for 'wrong' COO appointment

ANC's Jackson Mthembu lambastes SABC for 'wrong' COO appointment

Mthembu maintains that the right recruitment processes were not followed in the appointment of embattled SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

Motsoeneng pulls out of planned meeting with campaigners

Motsoeneng pulls out of planned meeting with campaigners

The Right2Know campaign and Save our SABC coalition say they will continue to pressurise the public broadcaster to let them in.