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sabcBusinessLive reports that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Chief Operating officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng has lost his bid to regain his job at the public broadcaster.  

The Commission for Conciliation‚ Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) on Thursday dismissed Motsoeneng’s bid to challenge his dismissal.  He was sacked by the public broadcaster in June 2017 after he was found guilty of bringing the SABC into disrepute during a controversial media conference which he had called.  SABC spokesperson Neo Momodu Thursday evening welcomed the CCMA’s decision and said:  “The decision vindicates the SABC’s processes as procedurally and substantively fair.”  During the CCMA proceedings, which commenced earlier in 2018, the SABC argued that Motsoeneng had used the press conference to inflate his ego and his statements had undermined his relationship with the SABC.  The broadcaster also contended that Motsoeneng was not qualified to hold any position at the corporation, and even if the courts were to rule that he be reinstated‚ he would not meet the minimum requirements.

  • Read this report by Bekezela Phakathi in full at BusinessLive


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