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SABC taken to court over music royalties

SA’s artists work with little protection and support, despite the important work they do. So it’s devastating to hear the SABC has been accused of hoarding millions in royalties meant for musicians. SAMPRA (South African Music Performance Rights Association), the body responsible for collecting royalties on behalf of artists, announced last week that it would …

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29 July ’21 Wrap: Taxi violence lessons for SA

Hi there 🙋🏽‍♀️ in this week’s edition of The Wrap, we’re looking at at the difficult lessons emerging from Cape Town’s taxi violence; the latest business news – and an exciting achievement for the explain.co.za team! So, let’s dive into your weekly simple news update, brought to you by Verashni Pillay and the AWARD-WINNING explain.co.za …

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Thank you, journalists

As many people fled from areas devastated by violence, journalists headed into the flames. Sure, it’s their (our) job and, sure, we’re biased but take it from us: it’s not easy to work in the heart of any protest let alone full-blown riots. However, that’s what our colleagues in the industry have done – they …

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South Africa bids a warm farewell to broadcasting beauty

For nearly four decades, Noxolo Grootboom has greeted SABC news viewers tuning in for the isiXhosa news. A calm, warm professional, this public servant – because at our best, that’s what all journalists are and should aspire to be – has kept millions informed. Her last broadcast, on Tuesday night, generated national interest that reached …

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