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ANN7BusinessLive reports that the Right2Know (R2K) Campaign on Monday made an impassioned plea to whomever acquires the now-cancelled ANN7 licence to retain non-management staff.  

This followed MultiChoice’s decision to drop the station founded by the Guptas.  MultiChoice announced its decision last Wednesday when it presented the outcomes of an internal investigation into payments made to ANN7, amid allegations that the pay-TV company was greasing the Guptas’ palms, in order to buy influence over the contentious issue of digital encryption.  MultiChoice has given ANN7 until August 2018, after which the channel will be taken off air.  A statement from the R2K Campaign released on Monday reads:  "It is of great concern that this decision may lead to further layoffs of media workers, in a context of shrinking newsrooms across the industry.  It is in this view that we demand that whoever is going to acquire the slot that replaces ANN7 to re-employ ANN7 staff who are below management level.  Workers should not be punished because of bad decisions taken by management."  In announcing its decision to end the ANN7 contract, MultiChoice also opened up a bidding process "for a replacement local news channel".

  • Read this report by Xolisa Phillip in full at BusinessLive
  • Read too, Gupta TV running on empty, say staff, at SowetanLive

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