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TopTV”s flop gobbles up state funds, – Mail & Guardian

TopTV''s flop gobbles up state funds, – Mail & Guardian

Perhaps best known for its foray into ­pornography, TopTV's anti-climax in the world of broadcasting has resulted in a little-known fact: South Africa has suffered a loss of almost R1.2-billion because of this venture, which critics say it should not have flirted with in the first place.

Three arms of government – the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) – with mandates ranging from job creation to black economic empowerment, placed their bets on pay-TV – and lost.


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