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Political interference mounts over SABC retrenchments

The SABC says it needs to cut R700-million to survive. But senior politicians have allegedly interfered to stop retrenchments from proceeding

Planned SABC retrenchments scrapped

Following months of negotiation, the SABC has decided not to go ahead with planned retrenchment and will instead be conducting a skills audit

SABC retrenchment process still suspended, for now

The SABC has clarified that the retrenchment talks with unions and the CCMA have been put on ice for now until the board has been sorted out

We soon won’t be able to pay salaries at SABC, Parliament hears

An SABC board member told Parliament that by February, the public broadcaster would not be able to pay full salaries

‘Senior SABC managers and HR covered up sexual harassment’ – report

A recent report into instances of sexual harassment at the embattled broadcaster found managers collude with and cover up for alleged perpetrators

SABC has no choice but to retrench — executives

Executive directors at the national broadcaster say they do not take retrenchments lightly, but that they’d be remiss not to engage in this process

SABC unions will not go down without a fight

The broadcaster has announced mass retrenchments in the wake of financial woes, but unions say workers are the victims of an uncreative board

Spokesperson: All is well at SABC

Kaizer Kganyago confirms staff members are still picketing outside the SABC but that, despite this, programmes have not been disrupted.

SABC staff set to strike ahead of ANC conference

Hannes du Buisson, spokesperson for Bemawu, says that the members of the union have rejected the SABC’s proposal of a 4.5% salary increase.

SABC strikers wage battle on two fronts – in the boardroom and on the streets

Wage increases and the freedom of the embattled SABC board from political interference are the core of SABC workers’ demands.

SABC on track for bailout

The SABC is confident it will receive the R1,4-billion lifeline it has requested from the treasury.

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