Sentech started its first phase of the switch-offs last week, and more stations will be switched off unless it receives payments owed. Community TV stations which are in arrears will be next according to the state company. mybroadband.co.za/
Concerned community radio station managers released a statement in protest at the disconnection of the community radios. They demand a lifting of the suspension of services by Sentech, and the switching-on of those stations taken off air. bushradio.wordpress.com/
The Right2Know campaign points out that mounting debts to Sentech for signal distribution are a common problem for community radio stations. Despite this fact, the South African government has remained silent on this serious matter. r2k.org.za/
The communications regulator has published a discussion document on digital sound broadcasting services to solicit feedback from the media industry. techcentral.co.za/
The discussion document is available on Icasa’s website.
Constitutional review to make it possible for the state to expropriate land in the public interest without compensation. parliament.gov.za/
The Hate Speech Bill has been tabled in Parliament. justice.gov.za/
We do history a disservice if we omit the truth about the characters and events that shaped democratic SA. So, we must accept that Winnie Mandela was both a heroine and a villain, writes Palesa Morudu. businesslive.co.za/