South Africa’s Public Broadcaster Lurches From Crisis To Crisis

Battles over the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) go back decades before the end of apartheid, but the network’s biggest problems these days seem to sten from its COO, Hlaudi Motsoeneng. He has been accused of censorship and interference in media content, sudden and capricious decrees, lying about his educational credentials, and a bullying management style that South Africa’s Public Protector called “pathological.”