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The interim board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has denied rumours that four executives had been suspended in connection with fraud and mismanagement highlighted in an auditor-general’s report.
The board was reacting to reports emanating from within the SABC that Robin Nicholson (chief financial officer), Mvuzo Mbebe (group executive: content enterprises), Mabela Satekge (head: procurement) and Anton Heunis (head: audience services) have been suspended.
Cape Town TV (CTV), the mother city’s own community television channel, has been forced to go off air temporarily. Cash flow problems have inhibited the station’s ability to pay its transmission costs, but the station’s management is confident that the situation will be resolved shortly, when the necessary funds have been raised.
Mission Possible: Gender and Media Advocacy Training Toolkit was developed following GMMP 2005 as a tool to build civil society capacity to lobby for gender-fair, gender-balanced media. The toolkit is available in two versions. The first is a comprehensive guide to media advocacy in French, English and Spanish. The comprehensive version presents the materials in two sections of several chapters each. Section One entitled ‘Putting gender on the media’s agenda’ discusses the theory on gender and media advocacy.
Independent TV producers have called on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to make public its transformation plan and proposals for next year’s budget to allow for participation by NGOs, the TV industry and the public.
They say that unless there is participation, by the time the SABC is stabilised there will be no local production houses left in business to provide local content.