Monday, September 28, 2009

Auditor General's Report

Hello all

There has been enormous coverage of the Auditor General's report looking into the financial mismanagement of the the SABC. You can download a copy from the Auditor General's website here.

Over the last few days I have been attending the Cosatu Congress. Communications Workers Union have drafted an important special resolution on the SABC. They will be proposing this from the floor. Once they have finalised it I will send you a copy.

Finally, have had a very interesting discussion with Mashilo Boloka from the Department of Comms. He is saying that a new Public Service Broadcasting Bill will be coming out by the beginning / middle of October. However, it will have a limited remit. It will only be dealing with issues that don't require a policy change. (I still need to find out what these issues are.) Later on in the year the Department will then embark on a Green Paper / White Paper process re: new ICT policy. Will keep you updated on that.

Warm regards
Kate Skinner
Campaign Coordinator - Save our SABC
(082) 926-6404