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Sports Broadcasting Regulations: ICASA briefing
23 Oct 2018
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) said it was doing a review of its sports broadcasting regulations because the last time this had been done was in 2010. It had met with a number of sports federations to acquire information to understand the business models of the federation ...
South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board: shortlist of candidates
16 Oct 2018
The Committee met to discuss the recruitment process for members of the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) and the South African Broadcasting Cooperation (SABC) boards. It was agreed by all the Members that they could not proceed with shortlisting candidates for the MDDA, as there was a gender imbalance ...
SABC & MDDA 2017/18 Annual Reports; with Minister & Deputy Minister
11 Oct 2018
The Committee met with the Media Diversity and Development Agency (MDDA) together with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) for a briefing on the annual reports and financial statements for the 2017/18 financial year. The Minister and the Deputy Minister were present.
The MDDA achieved ...
ICASA, Film and Publication Board & Brand SA 2017/18 Annual Reports; with Deputy Minister
10 Oct 2018
The Committee was briefed by ICASA on its Annual Report. The Committee was informed by the Deputy Minister that ICASA was an area of concern because of findings of fruitless and wasteful and irregular expenditure by the AG as well as areas where no progress had ...
The Committee received a briefing from the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) on the audit findings of the Department of Communication (DoC) and its entities, as well as a briefing by the Committee’s content advisor on the analysis of the 2017/18 annual reports of ...
SABC turnaround strategy; with Deputy Minister
25 Sep 2018
The Portfolio Committee met with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), in the presence of the Deputy Minister of Communications, to present its turnaround strategy. It welcomed the strategic roadmap which, among other things, highlights the possibility of implementing Section 189 of the Labour Relations Act as a measure to ...
Department of Communications on its amended Annual Performance Plan, with Minister
4 Sep 2018
The Portfolio Committee on Communication met with the new Minister of Communication and the team from the Department of Communication (DoC) to discuss the reprioritisation of the Annual Performance Plan (APP). The Committee asked the Department to give it guarantees that its turnaround strategy would be implemented with haste, and ...
Department of Communications Amended Annual Performance Plan (postponed), with Minister
28 Aug 2018
The National Department of Communications was scheduled to brief the Committee on its amended Annual Performance Plan. However, the Committee decided to postpone the meeting because the majority of members were absent.
The Chairperson lamented the situation; noting that officials had flown in from Pretoria and were accommodated in hotels ...
SABC sports rights, non-payment of independent producers, union concerns
21 Aug 2018
On request by the Minister, the SABC turnaround strategy was deferred to a later date.
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) said it remains committed to fulfilling its mandate on the broadcasting of sport of national importance although this requires significant finances. There are 22 sporting events of national importance ...
SABC & MDDA Board appointments: preparations; Committee Programme
14 Aug 2018
The Portfolio Committee on Communications received a briefing from the Parliamentary Committee support staff on the filling of board vacancies at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA). The 2018 third term Committee Programme for the period 14 August to 14 September 2018 ...