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sabcNews24 reports that SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) employees woke up on Tuesday morning to find that their salaries had not been paid.  

EWN reported that it had received a number of calls from current employees confirming that their salaries had not yet arrived.  The Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers’ Union (Bemawu) confirmed that it was aware of the situation and was seeking an answer from the employer.  SABC spokesperson Neo Modomu said on Tuesday morning that staff would be receiving their salaries "within a few hours", as soon as a "glitch" with the corporation’s banks had been resolved.  Earlier on Tuesday morning, Momodu told Morning Live on SABC1 that the non-payment of salaries had nothing to do with the public broadcaster's liquidity.  Momodu went on to state:  "The glitch is not from the SABC.  We [have been] assured that [staff] will be paid on the 29th [Tuesday] as has always been the case.  Payment has been made by the SABC to the banks."  In late 2018, the broadcaster had reportedly indicated that by March 2019 it would not have enough money to pay salaries.

  • Read Riaan Grobler’s report on this story in full at News24
  • Read too, SABC blames bank glitch for salaries not being paid, at EWN

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