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Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams. (@PresidencyZA/Twitter)
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Deputy minister Pinky Kekana told Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Communications on Wednesday evening that the Department of Communications was as surprised as the rest of South Africa to learn that the SABC planned to proceed with retrenchment consultations.

On Wednesday, the public broadcaster shocked South Africans when it announced the beginning of retrenchment consultations in terms of Section 189 of the Labour Relations Act, the morning after it reneged on the original announcement on Tuesday.

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