As it happened: Hlaudi is the new Group Executive of Corporate Affairs

2016-09-27 14:23

The SABC has held an urgent media briefing to announce “major decisions”. One of the announcements is that Hlaudi Motsoeneng will go back to his former job as Group Executive of Corporate Affairs.


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Last Updated at 21:08
27 Sep 16:11

Motsoeneng speaks about his new job.

27 Sep 16:10

Hlaudi says we should stop attacking each other because of colour. 

27 Sep 16:07

27 Sep 16:07

Motsoeneng speaking on the Thank you SABC concert. He says the SABC was not involved in the organising.

27 Sep 16:04

CEO says the GE of cooperate affairs, who was appointed about 2 months ago, will now be a project management officer.

27 Sep 16:00

Lucky says the PP was trying to bully the SABC. " it appears that there is an agenda."

27 Sep 16:00

Lucky Tekisho, private citizen, says this is an example of white arrogance. 

27 Sep 15:56

Ngubeni denies all allegations. 

"I have been in this country since 2007. You have made the same nonsensical allegations but it will not deter me."

27 Sep 15:55

Paul Ngubeni wants to respond to allegations of being a fugitive in the US.

Says journalist Stephen Grootes has an agenda.

27 Sep 15:54
The Public Protector speaks about Hlaudi Motsoeneng's new position.

27 Sep 15:53

 "People who are talking about  Hlaudi it's not my business it's their business. I want to perform... I enjoy."

27 Sep 15:53

Motsoeneng does not want to talk about his bonus.

27 Sep 15:49

"I cause havoc everywhere I go," Motsoeneng says.

27 Sep 15:48

 "We will make sure emerging companies get jobs," he said in answer to a question about procurement.

27 Sep 15:47

He says the journalist's questions are too easy.

27 Sep 15:46

Motsoeneng speaking again.

27 Sep 15:45

Chairman of the board says Motsoeneng has a right to employment and the Public Protector can't say that he can't be appointed.

"The judgment says nothing about firing Hlaudi or not re-appointing him."

27 Sep 15:40

It seems law expert Paul Ngubeni who spoke on behalf on Motsoeneng is wanted in the US.

27 Sep 15:34

Now question and answers.

27 Sep 15:31

He says journalists don't read court judgements. He goes into the judgement and the discrepancies he claims in articles by journalists.

27 Sep 15:29

Paul Ngubeni a law expert who got involved with the SABC matter, is now speaking. He says he is disturbed by a trend in journalists and how they approach court judgments.

27 Sep 15:28

Motsoeneng is done speaking.

27 Sep 15:27

27 Sep 15:26

He asks journalists what their agenda is. 

27 Sep 15:25

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27 Sep 15:24

He says it was relevant to tell people to pay TV licences at Mandoza's funeral because with licence fees you can pay artists.

Then gives a journalism lesson to reporters.

27 Sep 15:22

27 Sep 15:22

"There are a few journalists that talk bad about me and I like them because they do their research ... Others they just talk."

27 Sep 15:21

He says there are several things that will change including procurement, marketing, outsourcing, technology.

27 Sep 15:17

"As an individual I accept the court ruling. I accept that SABC should follow proper process and I am going to apply. I believe were I am I do miracles."

27 Sep 15:15

27 Sep 15:15

"I want to recognise people who recognised this wonderful Hlaudi Motsoeneng," he say and names those who were in charge when he got to the SABC.

27 Sep 15:13

There is only one Hlaudi in South Africa and my future is in my hands, Motsoeneng says.

27 Sep 15:11

Hlaudi is not an issue, he says, referring to himself in the third person.

"The issue is the serious allegations from the PP."

27 Sep 15:10

27 Sep 15:09
Motsoeneng says it is a given that he will apply for the job of COO. 

27 Sep 15:08

"I will never have stress. I am a different animal."

27 Sep 15:08

He says he will have fun with the media.

27 Sep 15:07

He says he is happy to be back in his original position and claims that as COO he was instituting some of the projects that he initiated during his time as Cooperate Affairs.

27 Sep 15:07

27 Sep 15:06

He says he will bring a chocolate cake to provinces to devided. He says all 11 languages will be catered for.

27 Sep 15:05

He says he will bring excitement in his new position and he will make sure that provinces revitalise their content.

27 Sep 15:04

He starts off by saying he is very interesting.

27 Sep 15:04

Motsoeneng will now speak.

27 Sep 15:03

He says We are very aware that we are competing  with other media houses but they must do everything above board. He says they are resolute when it comes to disciplinary processes.

"We don't talk but we act."

27 Sep 15:02

27 Sep 14:59

"We want to transform technology and we know certain areas of the organization have been untouchable and we want to change this."

27 Sep 14:58

80% of their income is through advertising and TV license. Motsoeneng will be overseeing this side of the business.

27 Sep 14:58

Aguma says Motsoeneng will be leading efforts to increase revenue for the SABC.

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