Today's Labour News

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sabcEWN reports that the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media & Allied Workers’ Union (Bemawu) says that, while it understands the decision by four SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board members to resign, this had left the organisation in a difficult position.  

Last week, Krish Naidoo, Khanyisile Kweyama, John Mattison and Mathatha Tsedu all had their resignations accepted by President Cyril Ramaphosa.  The public broadcaster has been battling financially with concerns that it might soon not be able to pay salaries.  The four resignations came as the parliamentary portfolio committee was seeking to fill four other vacancies, so the broadcaster now has eight vacancies at board level, leaving it without a decision-making body.  Bemawu's Hannes du Buisson said the government was to blame for the state of the public broadcaster and it needed to urgently intervene.  He said this development only deepened the problems at the broadcaster and was going to put the organisation “in a very difficult position in terms of oversight from the board level.”

  • Read the short original report in this regard by Michael Pedro at EWN
  • Read too, SABC meltdown all too familiar, at Mail & Guardian
  • And also, ‘No link’ between tender and SABC board resignations, at City Press

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