NEWSWATCH: Inkatha Freedom Party MP, Liezl van der Merwe, has warned that if the SABC does not clean up its act, it could well face a revolt from licence-payers, reports news24, which also reports on a stream of tributes following the death of well-known journalist Mandy Rossouw. And the mystery around that website deepens, reports M&G.
The problem is, of course, that the board and management at the SABC have been doing anything but the "right thing", so it's no wonder that we who are forced to pay for a service that though many watch, many others neither watch, want or need, are becoming increasingly browned off with the antics of the afore-mentioned.
If those who "manage" (we use the term in its loosest sense) the SABC do not get their act together, as the IFP is reported by news24 to have said, "South Africans will no longer believe that it is still 'the right thing to do' to pay for TV licences".
Van der Merwe said in a statement, reports news24, "South Africans deserve a stable SABC they can be proud of. Not an SABC that is routinely labelled a national embarrassment, and a sinking ship stranded in a sea of incompetence."
Dead right... But is anyone at the SABC listening?
news24: Stream of Twitter tributes for Rossouw... Someone so young has left such a void, and that is reflected in the stream of local and international tributes on Twitter, and condolences from government figures.
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We have one TV in the house, but both my girlfriend and I "HAVE" to pay for a licence, even though we dont have DSTV or even plugin to SABC.
I'm even more unhappy that I have to pay for a licence, and the one thing that I would watch, SA Cricket team play home games is not even broadcast on our "HOME" broadcaster! PATHETIC! Posted on 13 Mar 2013 13:39
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