STOCK IMAGE: Witnesses, including former and current South African Broadcasting Corporation executives, painted a frightening picture of an institution hobbled by financial bankruptcy, corruption, political interference, erosion of editorial independence and abuse of power and low staff morale.
JOHANNESBURG - Striking SABC employees are threatening a total shutdown of the public broadcaster on Friday.
They&39;re trying to get management to at least double the wage offer currently on the table.
Members of the Communication Workers&39; Union and the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media, Allied Workers Union, protested in all nine provinces on Thursday.
[WATCH] NewsDay anchor @maggsonmedia bringing you the latest on the SABCStrike. Staff are rejecting the public broadcaster&39;s 4.5% salary increase offer. Courtesy DStv 403 pic.twitter.com/al1708OLz2— eNCA (@eNCA) December 14, 2017
They&39;re demanding a 10 percent pay hike, while the corporation is offering 4,5 percent increase, backdated for six months.
The public broadcaster said Thursday&39;s strike affected morning current affairs programming at three stations.