The debate on whether to sell off some of the SABC’s key assets, including possibly two television channels (SABC 1 and 3) and commercial radio stations such as Metro FM, is intensifying, but government is divided on the issue.  

The public broadcaster, the main source of news and commentary for most South Africans, is on the verge of collapse and has warned that it could be forced to go off the air unless the government quickly comes to its rescue.

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