Tuesday, October 4, 2011
BREAKING. The latest SABC annual report is once again unprofessionally looking; gives the impression of a primary school assignment.
I sat up until very late going through the really unprofessionally looking latest annual report of the SABC.
primary school assignment.
Is the child who did this deliberately lying in places, or just don't know better? Is the child padding with useless, incorrect information simply received from elsewhere and copied in (because nobody knows better), or deliberately trying to deceive?
The SABC's annual report is once again a subpar piece of reportage on the matters of the South African public broadcaster, glossing over too many numerous things to count, not giving a real and accurate picture in my opinion of the real state of the SABC, and is just plainly inappropriately compiled, in terms of content, for what a real annual report of a massive public broadcaster should look like. (You don't include bits that herald shows that won Saftas, for goodness sake!)
One has to wonder who helps the SABC with this annual report and if its they who don't know, or if its someone at the SABC who demands certain things, or if nobody knows better and just throw stuff in there as a loose collection of hodgepodge information and tacks financial statements on?
Of course the SABC again got a qualified audit since the public broadcaster could not substantiate R297 million to programming and film rights out of the R312,6 million allocated for the year in the annual report.
Robin Nicholson is listed as ''retired'' [he was in fact essentially ''fired'' since his contract wasn't renewed]. Then TV shows are listed that haven't even been broadcast or is only currently in production but are being used to boast about or make up the numbers in the past year under review in the annual report.
Then there's the double speak about the SABC supporting the local production and broadcasting industry, while the actual truth is that the SABC in the period under review did not commission new programming and actually cut down hugely on commissioning new local content.