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‘I’m the future president of South Africa’ – Motsoeneng

JOHANNESBURG, November 21 – Former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, who was axed from the public broadcaster, says he is now eyeing the presidency of South Africa. Addressing an event organised by Incredible Happenings Ministries leader Prophet Paseka “Mboro” Motsoeneng and civil rights group #NotInMyName, the former SABC boss said on […]

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‘All we need is a government guarantee’ – SABC board

PARLIAMENT, November 14 – Banks were reluctant to assist the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) with a loan without a government guarantee, the state-owned entity’s board chairman Bongumusa Makhathini told MPs on Wednesday. Briefing Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts on the irregular expenditure of R4.9 billion over a period of several years, the board […]

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Workers union slams SABC for saying staff want free biscuits at work

PARLIAMENT, November 13 – The Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) on Wednesday slammed as “disrespectful and insensitive” suggestions by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) that workers were “up in arms” over no longer getting free biscuits. The SABC board appeared before the communications portfolio committee in parliament on Tuesday to present […]

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SABC says concerned about commission ruling on Multichoice deal

JOHANNESBURG, November 12 – The South African Broadcasting Corporation said on Monday it had noted with concern the Competition Commission’s ruling on the R500 million agreement it entered into with pay-TV operator, Multichoice in July 2013, which has since expired. The commission ruled that a channel distribution agreement between the SABC and MultiChoice constituted a notifiable […]

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Portfolio Committee on Communications shocked by sexual harassment reports at SABC

JOHANNESBURG, November 7 – Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Communications on Wednesday said it had “noted with shock” media reports about sexual harassment at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), which apparently came to light in the commission of inquiry’s report. The commission was established by the SABC board in May this year to investigate allegations of […]

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Gender-based violence rampant at KwaZulu-Natal’s Lotus FM’s

JOHANNESBURG, November 6 – Lotus FM in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal had the highest incidents of sexual harassment and violence against women compared to the rest of the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) entities. Barbara Watson, chairwoman of a commission appointed by the SABC to probe sexual harassment at the public broadcaster, said complainants likened the corporation to […]

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SABC notifies staff of possible retrenchments in restructure

JOHANNESBURG, October 30  – The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Monday, sent a notification to staff informing them of the public broadcaster’s intention to proceed with Section 189 of the Labour Relations Act (LRA). The process was initially halted after a joint consensus-seeking meeting on October 12, with organised labour. “At this meeting it […]

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SABC to approach labour court on irregular appointments

JOHANNESBURG, October 30 –  The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Monday, said it was approaching the Labour Court with an application to have irregular appointments and promotions declared invalid. “Acting in the public interest, the SABC has a legal obligation, in terms of the Constitution, to correct all these irregular appointments, promotions and salary […]