SABC to cut hundreds of jobs

JOHANNESBURG - As many as a thousand permanent SABC employees may lose their jobs in a widespread restructuring of the national broadcaster.

Some 1,200 freelancers will also be affected.

The company has issued a notice to all staff informing them of possible retrenchments.

All employees at all levels will be affected by the exercise, which is expected to save the struggling broadcaster around R440-million. 

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The process was halted following a meeting earlier this month.

The SABC is also approaching the Labour Court, to recover money irregularly paid as salary increases.  

In 2014, a report by the Public Protector documented irregular appointments, promotions and salary increases of some employees that are no longer with the company.


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