The Communications Workers Union says reports that the South African Broadcasting Corporation plans to cut a third of its staff are an effort to destroy the Public Broadcaster.
The Communications Workers Union says it will be meeting with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board and Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams to give input on a turnaround strategy for the Public Broadcaster.
Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams will be required to regularly brief the Communications Committee in Parliament about the progress of discussions to address the financial crisis at the SABC.
DA Member of Parliament Phumzile Van Damme says the majority of South Africans who depend on the SABC for information will be among the hardest hit if the Public Broadcaster hits Day-Zero and can no longer pay its staff.
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is to receive interim financial relief from government within the next ten days and a major cash injection in the next 45 days if it meets certain conditions.