SABC must put tools in place to root out mismanagement - SOS

Save Our SABC (SOS) Coalition's Duduetsang Makuse says the SABC must implement systemic mechanisms that ensure that mismanagement and irregular expenditure is rooted out.

This comes public broadcaster briefed Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) on outstanding issues related to irregular expenditure.

Read: SABC faces R5.1 billion worth of irregular expenditure

The SABC allegedly overpaid an auditing firm five times more that the initial amount which was set.

Audit firm Sekela Xabiso was initially awarded a four-month contract in 2014, to probe wasteful expenditure at the SABC, at a cost R5 million.

Also read: SABC must review its funding model to avoid another financial breakdown - SOS

But three years later, the forensic audit is still incomplete, and the SABC has paid the company five times the initial amount.

We're completely dismayed.

Duduetsang Makuse, Coordinator at Save Our SABC (SOS) Coalition

It sounds like there's more and more every time we think that we have uncovered just how deeply distressing the financial situation is at the SABC.

Duduetsang Makuse, Coordinator at Save Our SABC (SOS) Coalition

We need to hold people accountable in real terms.

Duduetsang Makuse, Coordinator at Save Our SABC (SOS) Coalition

Take a listen to the analysis:

Read More
SABC faces R5.1 billion worth of irregular expenditure

SABC faces R5.1 billion worth of irregular expenditure

Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts wants James Aguma present in committee meetings and held accountable.

Media union considers newly appointed SABC acting CEO  'very junior'

Media union considers newly appointed SABC acting CEO 'very junior'

The Broadcasting, Electronic Media and Allied Workers' Union has expressed its reservations over the new appointment.

Consumer group wants TV licences scrapped

Consumer group wants TV licences scrapped

Consumer lobby group Sancu says consumers are becoming extremely despondent due to government entities such as the SABC.

If James Aguma had his way you'd be paying a TV license for your mobile device

If James Aguma had his way you'd be paying a TV license for your mobile device

The SABC CEO wants to change the definition of what a receiving device is and amend the broadcasting act.

If SABC gets nod, you will pay a TV licence for your cell, tablet and computer

If SABC gets nod, you will pay a TV licence for your cell, tablet and computer

SABC spokesman, Kaizer Kganyago, explains that a change in definition in the Broadcast Act could made this possible.

Hlaudi Motsoeneng's disciplinary hearing set for 17 May

Hlaudi Motsoeneng's disciplinary hearing set for 17 May

Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng will be facing two disciplinary actions.

SABC must review its funding model to avoid another financial breakdown - SOS

SABC must review its funding model to avoid another financial breakdown - SOS

Save Our SABC (SOS) Coalition's Duduetsang Makuse says the broadcaster must go back to the drawing board and find a viable model.

SIU assists SABC interim board with investigations

SIU assists SABC interim board with investigations

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) will carry out recommendations made by a Parliaments ad-hoc committee probing SABC.

Independent producers give SABC ultimatum over R100m payments

Independent producers give SABC ultimatum over R100m payments

It is believed that the SABC owes producers R100 million for April. Independent Producers Organisation demands payment plan.

I don't want to macromanage SABC board- Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo

I don't want to macromanage SABC board- Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo

Dlodlo says she has full confidence in the SABC interim board, and wants to maintain a "safe distance" with the board.

Opinion: New SABC board must restore public broadcaster mandate - Xolani Gwala

Opinion: New SABC board must restore public broadcaster mandate - Xolani Gwala

Allegations have emerged that the State Security Agency spied on SABC journalists without court permission.

Named SABC interim board must tackle financial mismanagement - ex board member

Named SABC interim board must tackle financial mismanagement - ex board member

The interim board members are Mathatha Tsedu, Febe Potgieter-Gqubule, Krish Naidoo, Khanyisile Kwayema and John Mattison.

'Over and over again we’ve heard of the board’s dismal failure'

'Over and over again we’ve heard of the board’s dismal failure'

Parliament’s probe into the failure of the SABC board to carry out its duties is nearly complete, says EWN’s Gaye Davis.

Popular articles
Estate agent Aida admits it’s the source of SA’s largest data hack ever

Estate agent Aida admits it’s the source of SA’s largest data hack ever

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Stuff magazine’s Toby Shapshak.

UCT engineering student creates affordable grey water system

UCT engineering student creates affordable grey water system

Nkosinathi Nkomo came up with a system that could turn grey water into usable water amidst the Cape Town water crisis.

Meet Whitey Basson (the retail guru who turned Shoprite into a R127bn behemoth)

Meet Whitey Basson (the retail guru who turned Shoprite into a R127bn behemoth)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews the former CEO of Africa’s largest retailer by far.

CT airport shooting attempted hit on gang boss allegedly linked to '28s' -expert

CT airport shooting attempted hit on gang boss allegedly linked to '28s' -expert

A policing expert explains that the airport shooting may be linked to the shooting at a Stellenbosch nightclub this past weekend.

Almost 30 million SA ID numbers compromised after site hacked

Almost 30 million SA ID numbers compromised after site hacked

Independent Marketing Consultant in the Technology Space, Andrew Fraser says this looks like a leak and not a hack.

Cape Town International Airport shooting could be gang related - ACSA

Cape Town International Airport shooting could be gang related - ACSA

The incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday morning.