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sabcNews24 reports that Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams apologised on Tuesday to SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) workers following a delay in payment of their January salaries.  

She also welcomed the speedy resolution of the problem and payment of the salaries “following a reported technical glitch experienced by the broadcaster's financial institution."  Earlier on Tuesday morning, SABC spokesperson Neo Momodu said:  "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."  Momodu told Morning Live on SABC1 that the non-payment of salaries had nothing to do with the public broadcaster's liquidity.  In December, City Press reported that the public broadcaster's liabilities exceed its assets by R1.8bn and that it had indicated that by March 2019 it would not have enough money to pay salaries.  The paper had added that only half of the television production houses who did work with the broadcaster were paid for December.

  • Read the full report by Riaan Grobler & Pelane Phakgadi at News24

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