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SABC Halt Its Retrenchment Plan


The SABC made a statement on Thursday that it would not be continuing with the retrenchment process that has been sharply criticized by its employees.

The national broadcaster, in a statement, said it had decided not to renew a notice to invoke section 189 of the Labour Relations Act which governs how retrenchments proceed.

It said it was doing this in the “interest of the SABC, its employees, key stakeholders and the South African public at large”.

“This follows constructive and extensive engagements with various stakeholders, including the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Communications, Organised Labour and our own employees.”

The cash-strapped public broadcaster had indicated in late 2018 that it was looking to reduce the number of permanent employees by 981, and the number of freelancers by 1 200.

“It a developing Story”

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