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sabcEWN reports that the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media & Allied Workers’ Union (Bemawu) is threatening to strike at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to raise its concerns about the state of the public broadcaster.  

This comes as a group of journalists known as the SABC8 alleged that Presidency spokesperson Bongani Nqulunga had a secret meeting with the acting head of news Nyana Molote.  The journalists claimed the meeting was to affirm the SABC news division as a propaganda tool for the ANC.  The union’s Hannes du Buisson said they were speaking to members to weigh up their options.  “The SABC staff are very upset, very negative about what is happening at the SABC.  Currently, remember that they have gone without the salary increase, with no proper governance structure.  Nothing can really happen at the SABC because of no board in place,” Du Buisson stated.

  • Read this report by Mia Lindeque in full at EWN
  • See too, Presidency concerned by SABC 8's behaviour, at eNCA

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