The government’s failure to establish a funding model for the financially insolvent SABC to carry out its public service mandate has prompted the public broadcaster to craft a five-year corporate plan that relies on its own revenue-generating activities.

The plan is an ambitious, risky and seemingly improbable one which if successful would address what has brought the SABC to near financial collapse over many years: the funding of about R2bn a year of its public service mandate, which is to inform, educate and entertain the citizenry as required of public broadcasters. ..

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