Abhekene nengwadla yokuvala amaphephandaba omphakathi angasekwa

Lubhalwe i-GroundUp

Ukweseka kukahulumeni ekukhangiseni kwamaphephandaba omphakathi kuya ngokuncipha kanti kwezinye izindawo kuyaphela.

Amaphephandaba amaningi asaba ukuthi lokhu kungase kuholele ekuvalweni okwengeziwe kwamaphephandaba omphakathi.

I-Association of Independent Publishers ithe amaphephandaba asemadolobheni amancane, emalokishini nasezindaweni zasemakhaya agxeka ama-power brokers ngalokhu.

I-Media Development and Diversity Agency ithi ngeke ikwazi ukuhlangabezana nesidingo sokuxhasa amaphephandaba asemiphakathini.

“Ukuncipha kwezikhangiso zikahulumeni kushaya emaphephandabeni omphakathi futhi kudala izinxushunxushu kwabezindaba,” kusho uMbali Dhlomo, umhleli wephephandaba Intuthuko eThekwini.

UDhlomo neminye imithombo yezindaba yomphakathi ihlaba umkhosi ngomthelela omubi wokuncishiswa kwezikhangiso ezivela kuMnhango kahulumeni nakubashicileli abasemazingeni aphansi ezweni lonke.

KwaZulu-Natal kuphela, izincwadi ezinhlanu zomphakathi okuphoqeleke ukuthi zivalwe kusukela nyakenye ngemuva kokuthi uMasipala weTheku wehlise isabelomali sawo sokukhangisa kumaphephandaba omhlaba.

Ngokusho kukaDhlomo, iTheku selibe ngelinye labaxhasi abangaguquki emithonjeni yezindaba yomphakathi. Nokho, ngoMandulo nyakenye amaphephandaba endawo angu-12 asekelwa iTheku “abizelwa umhlangano isigubhukane okuyilapho uMasipala wabazisa khona ngokuncishiswa kwesabelomali. Lokhu kuholele ekutheni amaphephandaba amaningi omphakathi ayeke ukushicilelwa.

Elinye  lamaphephandaba Umthombo umhleli wawo uMlungisi Gumede watshela i-GroundUp ukuthi wayeka ukushicilela ngasekupheleni konyaka odlule. Umthombo ubulokhu ushicilela kusukela ekuqaleni kuka-2020.

UGumede uthe Umthombo weseka abasebenzi abathathu njengamanje abadonsa kanzima ukuze bakwazi ukuziphilisa.

“Lokhu kucekele phansi izimpilo zethu,” kusho uGumede.

UDhlomo uthe ngesikhathi uSihle Zikalala esenguNdunankulu ngo-2019, konke ukwesekwa kweHhovisi likaNdunankulu kwaphela nya. 

Ngaphandle kukahulumeni, kunzima kakhulu ukuqoqa imali yokukhangisa ezitolo namabhizinisi endawo.

“Amaphephandaba abekhokhisa imali encane ngokukhangisa amabhizinisi endawo,” kusho uDhlomo.

Ongumphathi wezokuxhumana kuMasipala weTheku, uNksz Lindiwe Khuzwayo utshele i-GroundUp ukuthi uMasipala awukaze ukhiphe izikhangiso emphakathini nakwamanye amaphepha.

“ITheku libe ngabasekeli abakhulu bemithombo yezindaba yomphakathi. Inhloso yethu ukuqhubeka nalokhu, ngaphansi kwezingqinamba zokutholakala kwesabelomali,” kusho uKhuzwayo.

IHhovisi likaNdunankulu waKwaZulu-Natal alizange liphendule izicelo eziphindaphindiwe zokuthi liphawule.

Isithombe esingenhla: Amaphephandaba

Umthombo wesithombe: I-GroundUp

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