It's one thing to focus on SA's long-term prospects. Be careful not to miss the forest for the trees. But what's to be done when the forest suddenly goes up in flames? asks Ron Derby.
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A union has accused the SABC of dragging its feet in implementing coronavirus safety measures.
A small number of SABC employees are protesting outside the broadcaster's headquarters in Johannesburg, demanding a 10% salary increase.
The portfolio committee on communications will meet with members of the SABC8 and Bemawu after they wrote open letters to the committee, decrying the 'recapture' of the public broadcaster.
The South African Broadcasting Corporation has admitted that a security audit has been conducted at its KwaZulu-Natal offices, but says there is nothing ominous or untoward in the process.
Employees at the SABC have been instructed not to broadcast any reports on calls for President Jacob Zuma to step down, the Right2Know campaign and SOS Coalition have claimed.
Striking SABC employees are threatening to shut down the broadcaster ahead of the ANC conference at Nasrec in Johannesburg if the board does not meet its demands for a 10% salary increase.
Concerns have been raised about the political affiliation of President Jacob Zuma's choices for chairperson and deputy chairperson of the SABC board.
A union spokesperson says the internal charges brought against three SABC journalists is unprecedented, and is “clearly a case of victimisation and bullying”.
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has apologised to former SABC employee Hannes du Buisson for naming him in her report on SABC acting chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng.
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