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sabcNews24 reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) said on Monday in a statement that it had not made a decision to cancel staff retrenchments, but that the process was still on hold.  

The financially-stressed public broadcaster issued the statement in light of what it said were incorrect reports that its board had taken a decision to suspend the retrenchment process.  Last September, the SABC announced a restructuring process that would involve the retrenchment of 1,200 freelancers and 981 permanent employees.  The so-called ‘Section 189’ was later put on hold.  "This is still the case and to date no decision to the contrary has been made," Monday's statement read.  The broadcaster said it was continuing "to engage with relevant stakeholders" on various matters and was working to find solutions.  The Department of Communications in 2018 repeatedly voiced concerns over the proposed retrenchments.

  • Read Lameez Omarjee’s report on this story in full at Fin24

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