SABC needs to resume consultation with unions and staff: Bemawu

Union Bemawu says the latest events in the newsroom at the SABC’s headquarters in Johannesburg are evidence that the public broadcaster has failed to follow the proper consultation process for retrenchments. Earlier, SABC News staff took a stand against management during a heated meeting after some staff received redundancy letters.[…]

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Union to engage with SABC board regarding SSA plans

The Communications Workers Union (CWU) at the SABC says it will meet with the public broadcaster’s board this week to discuss the company’s alleged plans to use the help of the State Security Agency (SSA) to protect confidential company information. Earlier, the SABC rejected the Sunday Times’ article’s claim that[…]

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Ndabeni-Abrahams requests R3.2 billion loan guarantee for SABC

The SABC is still struggling to meet all of its financial obligations. The SABC says Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has made a loan guarantee request of R3.2billion for the cash strapped public broadcaster. The newly appointed SABC board  was introduced to staff on Tuesday. SABC Board Chairperson Bongumusa Makhathini says although it can[…]

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SABC announces the possibility of mass retrenchments

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is to proceed with a Section 189 process and says it may retrench close to 1‚000 employees as part of the restructuring‚ which it estimates should result in a cost saving of about R400-million per annum. It also plans to halve the number of[…]

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