SABC to probe travel costs

2012-02-15 11:51

Johannesburg - The SABC has ordered an investigation into its transport arrangements, after it emerged that R500 000 was paid to a private company which did not have a contract with the public broadcaster.

Eyewitness News
reports that the shuttle service company transported SABC executives.

An invoice showed that SABC chairperson Ben Ngubane's own use of the transfer company amounted to nearly R9 000 per day.

Ngubane said the company needed to be prosecuted for "daylight robbery" and that the money paid to them needs to be recovered.

He said a task team which was appointed to look into procurement, mismanagement of funds and other issues at the public broadcaster will investigate.

In 2011, it emerged that the SABC had deviated from tender procedures and leased luxury vehicles to the tune of R20m.

  • betsy.compaan - 2012-02-15 11:59

    Mr. Ngubane...YOU are the guilty party so don't try to act like you had no idea.

  • Johan - 2012-02-15 12:04

    Yes, pay your TV licence, it's the right thing to do........

      Snoopsy - 2012-02-15 12:59

      How many squatters pay TV Licence? Yet you see DSTV Satelite Dishes on the shack! Ja, I wonder!

  • jacques.koorts - 2012-02-15 12:08

    Investigation will cost, wait for it, R500,000.00.

      jacques.koorts - 2012-02-15 12:24

      disciplinary hearing costs: R100,000.00

      jacques.koorts - 2012-02-15 12:24

      Outcome: an update to the SABC handbook that nobody will follow. Priceless.

  • seanseabela - 2012-02-15 12:11

    Send the man to jail!

      Susan - 2012-02-15 13:24

      please none of them go to jail,he will eventually get get fat remuneration packeage to leave...

  • Brooks - 2012-02-15 12:23

    Why was the chair of sabc being driven around? Maybe the CEO or coo, but the board chair too? Were all those meetings strictly in the service of the broadcaster?

      Heiku - 2012-02-15 12:32

      Yes there is no need to drive a chair around. Everyone has chairs.

  • Deon - 2012-02-15 12:34

    When you pay a bill you are accepting it as correct. They are not too clever at the SABC.

  • Ziggie - 2012-02-15 12:40

    Ha, heard this one before, didn't we??

  • Richard - 2012-02-15 12:41

    Just another drop in the bucket or is it out of the bucket. The theft and corruption in SA is so rife and is totally out of control. Nothing ever happens. One board of inquiry after the next is being appointed and they are probably bribed. The fundamental issue is that the Government has lost all control or never had any control and until that is changed we will simply carry on reading about these issues and nothing will ever change. SO let us pay the proposed 2% tax on income to the SABC and the annual 33% increase to Eskom and the new Public Medical Aid and the Toll roads as we need to understand that these fat cats need to be kept in luxury as it is so much nicer to steal with a full belly than when hungry. Soon we wont need to read about5 it any longer as it is now illegal to publish the information and off course the Constitutional Court will start ruling that corruption is good once that process has been finalised. Is this the democracy that people fought for.

  • Herman - 2012-02-15 12:42

    Typical of this corrupt and incompetent cadre deployment of the criminal anc regime........the time for South African Spring is hopefully very close

  • Dale - 2012-02-15 12:44

    This is pathetic, these kinds of people need to be found out and dealt with accordingly. I dont know why people always feel the need to steal money. Why dont you work hard and earn the money like most South Africans do.

  • Gerhard - 2012-02-15 13:03


      ltgray1 - 2012-02-15 18:05

      FIRE THEM ALL?.What is the use?The vacancies will be filled by more of the same.This is after all the Africa way.

  • Ryan - 2012-02-15 13:06

    Add Ben Ngubane to the ANC Corruption list. LOSER.

  • Snoopsy - 2012-02-15 13:21

    News 24 - Deleting posts.. So much for FREEDOM OF SPEECH!

  • faerrab - 2012-02-15 14:25

    I ownder if R500000 spent on Apple and Samsung tablets will be investigated as well .....

  • faerrab - 2012-02-15 14:27

    I wonder if R500000 spent on Apple and Samsung tablets will be investigated as well .....

  • Flavi - 2012-02-15 16:23

    Yes and then?Of course,then they give the CEO a golden handshake and no prosecution at all.Rocket science!!!

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