SABC: Tell us what you think of us

2012-08-07 13:28
Thinus Ferreira
Cape Town – Sick of Isidingo or crazy about Khumbul'ekhaya? Angry about bad shows, repeats, the times when certain shows are on, not enough programming in your language, irritating presenters or not enough sport or talk shows?

In an unprecedented move the SABC is allowing people to vent at South Africa's public broadcaster until Friday 10 August.

The SABC is inviting TV viewers and radio listeners of the SABC's three TV stations and 18 radio stations to tell the broadcaster what it is they don't like, what they do like and what they want to see and hear on TV and radio.

The SABC's "Make Your Voices Heard" campaign is running from today until Friday 10 August.

Viewers and listeners of the SABC have the chance to e-mail the broadcaster at

'Their programming, their content'

The SABC says its wants to get feedback on all of its programming content including music, news and current affairs offerings.

"It is very important for our own audience to comment about our content, to comment about the way we do things at the SABC, so that we do not just wake up and decide for people what they want - their programming, their content.

"They need to contribute," said Hlaudi Motsoeneng, the SABC's acting chief operating officer (COO).

"We hope that our community will influence the direction we are taking."

The TV shows Shift, Matric's Uploaded and YO.TV on SABC1, Morning Live and Hectic Nine-9 on SABC2 and Three Talk with Noeleen on SABC3 will be used to engage with viewers on what exactly they want to see on the SABC's TV channels.

Viewers will also be able to comment on TV content through the SABC's Facebook and Twitter accounts.


  • jean.tredoux.5 - 2012-08-07 13:49

    SABC doesn't have the finances the give the people what they want so complaining will just be a waste of time!!

      cliff.slabbert - 2012-08-07 21:19

      Or the capability !

      fussed.anderson - 2012-08-08 08:38

      Page not gig enough. One word, crap.

  • JohncarlosBiza - 2012-08-07 13:56

    They are so bad, they will screw up even this feedback initiative

  • peter.ndamase - 2012-08-07 13:57

    Just look at your ratings recently then you will get the idea of what we think about YOU.

  • Ze Don - 2012-08-07 13:57

    I've got an idea for the SABC, send everyone that PAYS their TV licence a questionnaire. Then you can TRY and keep the people that pay you happy! Why should the people that don't pay have ANY say in programming?

      justin.pretorius - 2012-08-07 16:32

      Damn right! Is just goes to show how messed up parastatals are here!

      jo.vankatwijk - 2012-08-07 17:12

      That's a brilliant idea.

  • - 2012-08-07 14:10

    Play Muvhango at 8:30 pm

  • cindy.beckley - 2012-08-07 14:19

    Disgusted with the apathy to make a plan to show Rugby and Cricket on SABC. Not everybody has the other "pay" channel.

  • sekwati.robinson - 2012-08-07 14:23

    nobody cares about the sabc...they don't give a damn abous us either...they are arrogant and don't have the viewers intrest at heart....this stupid ''tell us what you think about us'' is a result of declining ratings...damn attention what you do best,take each other to court and fight for positions....

  • sethole.mangope - 2012-08-07 14:34

    sabc is so bad,we are tired of repeats

  • stewart.j.macdonald - 2012-08-07 14:35

    They dont interest me with any of the programs so dont watch it. But have to pay for it sort of a unfair thing when so many dont pay.So let the people that pay have the say not everyone else. But its goverment in a way so nothing will change.

  • des.cider - 2012-08-07 14:41

    This survey is typical is it not? “Tell us what you think of us for three days, then shut up and put up with the same cr@p we give you for ever more!””

  • darryl.maze1 - 2012-08-07 15:01

    SABC sucks. Its just repeat after repeat.A movie will show on SABC3 and then in two weeks time it will come on SABC1. When they advertise a movie they should say and for the 300th time on sabc3 Terminator 2 will be showing. Most of the local stuff is crap. Tired of all the Ombius repeats of series. None of our top national sports is shown except for bloody Bafana bafana that are useless.

  • heinrich.spreeth - 2012-08-07 15:05

    still can't believe i took out a tv license when i bought my tv 4 years ago. I think i've tuned into sabc a total of 10 hours MAX in the last 4 years. SABC you are a joke! You are a floppy and we need a flash drive.

  • afrikeni - 2012-08-07 15:07

    Out on nowhere, NEWS broadcast (SABC 2 - Morning Live) has been replaced by politicians sitting in Sandton hotel talking rubbish - what a farce!

  • kosta.kalarytis - 2012-08-07 15:40

    The SABC is a corrupt institution serving the interests of the government. It is run by amateurs who wouldn't know good programming if it bit them in the ass. The place exists only for the sole purpose of broadcasting propaganda and for lining their managers pockets. Put that in your questionnaire and smoke it!

  • grant.logan.94 - 2012-08-07 15:42

    If only the very expensive DSTV could implement something similar. Their repeats costs you 2 arms and 2 legs. I for one would like to see more afrikaans series on SABA."Getroud met rugby" comes to mind

  • olivia.karnak - 2012-08-07 15:47

    OMGeee... do you REALLY want to know?

  • olivia.karnak - 2012-08-07 15:48

    I never watch the SABC channels, not worth it.

  • justin.pretorius - 2012-08-07 16:31

    Waste of time. Better to close SABC and use that money to create jobs

      Pixie86 - 2012-08-07 20:58

      yes, and leave the current sabc employees jobless. How counterproductive

      cliff.slabbert - 2012-08-07 21:27

      Pixie86 , What? Pay them for not producing anything? So the SABCTV must continue being a welfare distributor to people who are in positions that they have not the first clue about.What a joke. I guess you most probably work there.

  • phillip.coetzee - 2012-08-07 17:53

    Sabc total waste of Tax payers money, gravytrain, just like all state parastatals.. parasites....

  • Lyndatjie - 2012-08-07 19:27

    Very little constructive criticism here... most is the same regurgitation. Try and participate in a positive way and not in the normal South African tendency of bitching and moaning instead of stretching a braincell to try and help sort a situation out. If you keep on kicking something while its down - can you then blame it for staying down? Grow up!

  • rodney.sambo - 2012-08-07 20:13

    You are SICK!!! DISGUSTING!!! ANC Member!!!

  • cliff.slabbert - 2012-08-07 21:16

    Pathetic ! That's why we don't watch your garbage any more. We vote with our remote's!

      cliff.slabbert - 2012-08-07 21:17

      Like the rest of the A N C you leach off the taxpayers and deliver nothing.

  • Dakalo Tshisikule - 2012-08-07 22:33

    no comment dn't even wtch sabc dstv all de way

  • kazzara - 2012-08-08 12:48

    I just watch the news!All the channels like sabc 1 is not up to ..whatever you call it,!pls let me pay for what I watch,Have one channel only in english!with news etc.!!!then It will be much more better!Thank you

  • yolande.rwaai - 2012-08-09 10:12

    As if they'll do something about it! They already know it sucks, even they don't watch it. The only show I ever watch on SABC is Survivor.

  • antoinette.oosthuizen.397 - 2012-08-11 19:49

    Mama Mia, again, are you kidding me. Weekends used to be movie time, now there is one movie on at a time, if you are lucky, two and you have not seen one of them before. TV is my company, I do not have any other and then I have to look at the same movie more than once, even twice. And the Parker, seen it. Not interested again. Nate, great show, love that as well as CSI and Law and Order. Great. More of that would be nice. You also do not give notice of programme changes, get extremely irritated when expecting so see the programme and then it is gone. No notice. Infomercials, seems like if there is nothing to fill up the space we have to be informed over and over again about the same topic. English gardening programme, straight out of Britain, really! And then all the Terminators and Schusters. Have seen it so many times I can write the dialogue down word for word. If I could afford DSTV I would have. Unfortunately I can not.

  • david.thulani.98 - 2012-08-14 08:14

    congratulation sabc team ,i hope this time ,u will give incredible shows,news,sport etc,thank u for showing us olympic games,now show us quality shows we paying for licences,since i started to pay tv licence i was craying becouse i was wasting my money for jocks u been doing all these years, give us quality shows that one i demand it ,couse our tax is also being abused by sabc for several yrs.. Two? all radio stations must be also available on dstv ,all south african language ,i demand it this my tax ,so we expect sabc to do well,decrease all jocks like you can repeat shows 5 times, kids shows also be in a good standard,news must cover all politicials ,race,gender,and disadvantage communities,morning live is fantastic ,and keep presenters trained ,and make quality shows competitions is very high,we do want to see anc ,Da,sacp ,ancwy,ancyl all the time in our screens ,sometimes le'ts see people voice out their consent like,service delivery,poor people ,where is investigation janalism to sabc like cutting edge,sabc start to speak about us south african ,tell me why they are reporters in kzn ,E -CAPE,'IN A RURAL AREAS SABC SPEAK ABOUT US ,STOP IGNORING US,WE NEED A NUMBER ONE SPORT TV CHANNEL NOT PATHETIC STAFF,COMMENT FROM TAXPAYER ,

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