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SolidarityBusinessLive reports that Hlaudi Motsoeneng is appealing against a labour court ruling ordering that he, former head of news Simon Tebele and the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) be held liable jointly and severally for the costs of the so-called SABC 8 court applications.  

The applications were made by trade unions Solidarity and Bemawu.  The former SABC COO indicated immediately after the ruling earlier in September that he would instruct his attorneys to appeal against the judgment.  The journalists were fired after they spoke out against a controversial policy on broadcasting protests and the culture in the newsroom under Motsoeneng’s reign.  Seven of the journalists were subsequently reinstated in their positions at the public broadcaster.  On Wednesday, the head of Solidarity’s Centre for Fair Labour Practices, Anton van der Bijl, said Solidarity had already indicated that it would firstly go after Motsoeneng to reclaim the costs of its side of the application.  He added that it was clear that Motsoeneng was trying to delay the inevitable and that the union was looking forward to opposing him in the Appeal Court

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