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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 […]

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Parliament shortlists 12 for SABC board vacancies

JOHANNESBURG, October 17   – Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Communications has shortlisted 12 candidates who will be interviewed to fill the four Board vacancies at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). The committee named the candidates as Kevan Jones, Adv Motshedi Lekalakala, Thabo Leshile, Diliza Madikiza, Unathi Magwentshu, Vuyokazi Makhubalo, Adv Methews Mofokeng, Bernedette Muthien, […]

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SABC don’t take too kindly to Safa statement on TV blackout

JOHANNESBURG, October 12 – There seems no end to the impasse between the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and the South African Football Association (SAFA). After SAFA released a statement regarding a TV blackout for international matches the SABC responded with a statement which read: The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has noted the statement […]

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SABC hits back at Safa over dispute on airing of Bafana Bafana matches

CAPE TOWN, October 12 – The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Thursday, refuted that it had made a “miniscule” offer to the country’s soccer governing body to broadcast games by the national men’s and women’s football teams. A statement from the broadcaster hit back at the SA Football Association (Safa) who earlier in the […]

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SABC not broadcasting Bafana Afcon qualifier against Seychelles

JOHANNESBURG, October 11 – The SA Football Association (Safa) on Thursday confirmed that Bafana Bafana’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Seychelles at FNB Stadium on Saturday will not be broadcast by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). Safa released a statement on the matter: “The South African Football Association (Safa) wishes to announce […]