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The SABC describes the current financial crisis as 'the most critical for the future and sustainability of this 84-year-old institution'.
The SABC describes the current financial crisis as 'the most critical for the future and sustainability of this 84-year-old institution'.

A spur of the moment decision taken during a heated meeting on Tuesday to halt retrenchments at the SABC has been rescinded, according to an internal notice circulated to staff on Wednesday.

In a meeting between some senior management and staff, head of News and Current Affairs, Phathiswa Magopeni, announced that the issuing of retrenchment letters issued to staff would be reversed, prompting scenes of jubilation from workers.

However, less than 24-hours later, staff were informed through a brief notice that the company was forging ahead with the plan.

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