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ANN7ANA reports that Mzwanyele ‘Jimmy’ Manyi, owner of Infinity Media Networks, on Wednesday vowed to tackle the hostile labour relations between staff and management at the ANN7 TV network and The New Age newspaper.   

In a media briefing, he promised growth and transformation at his newly acquired media company, which was acquired for R450m through vendor financing.  Manyi stated:  ”There will be no victimisation of staff, we plan to keep everyone who is already here and even grow the company further.  Everything will be done according to the laws of the country here.  I heard about staff being badly treated, I have met with them and will still do so again.  The unions have allowed me to settle in, we are set to meet in September and resolve all issues.”  Black staff members at the two news outlets have complained about racism, unfair labour practices, unfair dismissals and being underpaid compared to their Indian and white colleagues.  Over the years, most of the complainants approached trade unions and the CCMA for help.


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