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SABC & MDDA Board vacancies; BRRR process changes; Committee Reports
6 Oct 2020
The Committee discussed the road map for interviewing and recommending candidates to fill the vacancies on the boards of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA). It would use its previously successful sub-committee approach.
The changes to the Budgetary Review and Recommendations ...
The Committee convened on a virtual platform to be briefed by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa and the Media Development Diversity Agency.
The meeting started with the presentation from the Authority’s Council. The Minister gave an overview report of what has happened during the process of the finalising ...
SAPO & USAASA 2020/21 Quarter 1 First Performance; with Deputy Minister
1 Sep 2020
The South African Post Office (SAPO) presented its report on key performance aspects of Quarter 1.
Members raised concerns about the critical financial status of SAPO; media reports about the Minister of Communications; long queues for the Social Relief of Distress grant causing beneficiaries to sleep outside post offices; fraud ...
GCIS on its 2020/21 Quarter 1 performance; with Ministry
25 Aug 2020
The Committee met for a virtual briefing on the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) Quarter 1 performance. Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu, reported that 80% of the targets were met. The unmet 20% was a result of COVID-19. A number of media formats were used to disseminate information ...
The Committee convened in a virtual meeting with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the National Association of Broadcasters of South Africa (NAB) and the South African Communications Forum (SACF) to receive presentations on the implications of spectrum licensing ...
28 Jul 2020
The sub-Committee met on a virtual platform to consider and adopt various minutes related to the appointment processes of the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) and the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA).
Third Term Programme; Minutes
28 Jul 2020
Department of Tourism 2019/20 Quarter 3 & 4 performance
28 Jul 2020
On a virtual platform, the Committee was briefed on the quarter three and four reports of the Department of Tourism. In quarter three, overall performance achieved for the quarter is 71.62%. The percentage which is not achieved but there is ...
SABC Internal stakeholders on matters affecting public broadcaster; Appointment of ICASA Councillors
22 Jul 2020
The Portfolio Committee on Communications held a virtual meeting to hear the views of internal stakeholders at the SABC on the situation at the broadcasting ...
SABC on Turnaround Plan & Editorial Policy; with Minister and Deputy Minister
21 Jul 2020
In a heated virtual meeting, during which the Chairperson had to ask Members to switch off their microphones and cameras to restore order, the Committee eventually decided to ...