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sabcFin24 reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Sunday advertised the role of chief operating officer (COO), following Hlaudi Motsoeneng's removal from the acting role in 2016.  

Motsoeneng was removed as COO after the Supreme Court of Appeal in September rejected his bid to appeal the Western Cape High Court’s November 2015 ruling declaring his appointment irrational and setting it aside.  Meantime, Motsoeneng is set to face two disciplinary hearings, which are set to start on Wednesday.  The first hearing regards the personal media conference he held on 19 April, while the second hearing relates to string of findings against him made by the Public Protector.  Following his removal as COO, Motsoeneng was appointed group executive for corporate affairs, but this was set aside in December by a court, which ruled he could not go to work in any capacity at the SABC.  This ruling will be in force until the a new disciplinary inquiry makes a finding or a court reviews the Public Protector’s findings that Motsoeneng lied about his qualifications, purged the SABC of staff and promoted people and raised salaries without following the correct procedures.

  • Read this report by Matthew le Cordeur and Jan Gerber in full at Fin24
  • See too, Hlaudi disciplinary hearing set to get underway, at The New Age
  • And also, 'We will fight for Motsoeneng's rights', says his lawyer, at Business Report


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