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Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana hosts 16 Days of Activism Against violence on women and children

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence (GBV) is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs every year from November 25 – the Elimination of Violence Against Women – to December 10, Human Rights Day. “We need a Multi-sectoral approach to fight gender-based violence, moreover a successful prosecution rate is also essential to fight the scourge of gender based violence”, said Deputy Minister Kekana.

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Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana calls for investigation on censorship allegations at SABC

Earlier today members of the Portfolio Committee on Communications raised strong allegations of censorship by the SABC which occurred during the appearance of SABC board members and its executive before the Portfolio Committee and Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA).

The honourable members noted that during the SABC's appearances, coverage by the SABC focused exclusively on board members and the executive thus creating the impression that parliamentarians’ oversight duties are not being conducted.

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Brand South Africa partners with the Black IT Forum (BITF) for the BITF-KZN 2018 Digital awards, 8 Dec

16 November 2018

Brand South Africa is proud to announce its partnership with the Black IT Forum (BITF) to host the BITF-KZN 2018 Digital Awards under the theme; Redefining Digital and Business Transformation on 08 December 2018.

BITF is a forum that represents the interests of black students, professionals and businesses in the ICT Sector. The BITF’s main focus is the formulation of transformational programs and the economic inclusion of all our members.

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Media Development and Diversity Agency on media governance by community broadcasters

Increased focus required on capacitating community media in compliance and governance

The Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) notes with deep concern the decision by the Council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to uphold the recommendation of the Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC), to revoke the community broadcasting service licence of Karabo FM, a community broadcaster based in Sasolburg, Free State, with immediate effect.

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Minister Nomvula Mokonyane declares salaries of current SABC executives

inister of Communications, Nomvula Mokonyane, today declared the executive salaries of the SABC.

Responding to questions in the National Council of Provinces, the Minister stated that the current crop of Executives at the public broadcaster were earning significantly less than the previous crop of Executive Directors.

The Minister announced that the current Group Chief Executive Officer earns a remuneration pacakage of R 5,1m, the Chief Operations Officer earns a total of R 4m and the  Chief Financial Officer, an amount of R 3m.

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Minister Nomvula Mokonyane condemns burning of trains

Minister of Communications, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane, is outraged and condemns the burning of two Metrorail trains that were torched while stationery at Germiston Station on platform 3 and 8 respectively. Government will no longer tolerate the destruction of property and infrastructure; and calls on law enforcement agencies to arrest the perpetrators responsible for this crime and ensure that they face the might of the law.

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Communications clarifies spending on broadcasting digital migration project

The Department of Communications would like to correct an article published in various publications and electronic media, which erroneously states that R10 billion was spent on the procurement of subsidized decoders. The procurement of government subsidised decoders are contracted by state-owned-entity Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA), and to date the procurement of antennae and decoders totals R 900 million. 

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