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SABC retrenchment process set to be finalised on Friday

At a portfolio committee meeting on Tuesday, developing a sustainable funding model for the SABC was top of the agenda

The government needs to put human rights at the heart of education policy

Education in South Africa is dismally unequal, and Covid-19 has exacerbated the crisis. Investment in infrastructure is crucial

Yet another deadline for broadcast digital migration

After six bumpy years the communications ministry is determined the project will be completed by March 22

Editorial: Media must hold media to account

There’s a reason those in power seek to limit journalists’ freedoms: our stories shine a light on their wrongdoing. However, we must also speak up when the wrongdoing is inside our own camp

Q&A Sessions: ‘The work I do at UCT is not about me’ — Mamokgethi Phakeng

UCT vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng talks to Nicolene de Wee about transformation, the bullying claims against her, and her passion for music

SABC cuts 303 employees despite Ndabeni-Abrahams’ intervention

As well as the retrenchments, the financially burdened public broadcaster is also considering cutting leave days from 35 to 28 and freezing salary increases for three years

Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Review: Sam Msibi’s perilous dance on the frontlines

Lensman Sam Msibi’s memoir, The Accidental Frontline Journalist, reveals a life irrevocably bound to South Africa’s history

Editorial: SA’s sad tale wagged by ANC dogma

To all intents and purposes, the ANC is the government. It is South Africa. The policies made at Luthuli House decide where we go. The corollary of this is that anything bad in the ANC quickly poisons our state and its institutions.

Q&A Sessions: ‘I think I was born way before my time’ — Mamodupi Mohlala

The chief executive of the Estate Agency Affairs Board and the deputy chair of the SABC board, shares her take on retrenchments at the public broadcaster and reveals why she hates horror movies

Editorial: Political meddling won’t save the SABC

For years, in moves that harked back to the repressive regime of the Nats, the public broadcaster has been used by the party as its political football in internal factional battles, or to censor dissent.

Unions cry foul over SABC dismissal costs and retrenchments

Broadcaster bodies say claims that a recent skills audit is unrelated to retrenchments are ‘irrational’

Political interference mounts over SABC retrenchments

The SABC says it needs to cut R700-million to survive. But senior politicians have allegedly interfered to stop retrenchments from proceeding

SABC staff ready to join picket line

The national broadcaster has rejected claims that it did not follow correct retrenchment and audit processes

SABC plans to retrench 600 employees

Broadcaster cites “poor sales effectiveness, ineffective commercial product, old pricing models and inadequate technology infrastructure” as driving cuts

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