sabcTimesLive reports that a work stoppage at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), scheduled to commence on Thursday, will take place two days before the five-day national elective conference of the African National Congress (ANC) and could affect coverage of the event.  

The Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers’ Union (Bemawu) told its members on Monday that it had given the SABC notice of its intention to strike.  The union is demanding a 10% increase; while management is offering 4.5%.  The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has also reportedly notified management of plans to strike.  Besides salaries and given the SABC's shaky finances, the unions have taken issue with a reported R3.9-million paid to members of the interim SABC board.  The SABC posted a R977-million loss after tax for the 2016-2017 financial year.

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