Millions of South Africans who owe the SABC TV licence fees could get an amnesty – if the National Treasury and Cabinet approve.
Popular sports presenter Robert Marawa has left the SABC again, the state broadcaster announced on Friday (30 July).
MultiChoice says DStv will not collect TV licence fees on behalf of SABC, which should “find a way to collect such monies” on its own.
This is to “allow SABC viewers to watch veteran newsreader Noxolo Grootboom’s final bulletin as she retires after 37 years,” the Presidency said.
SABC GCEO Madoda Mxakwe described the retrenchment process as “extremely difficult for all stakeholders.”
SABC says the household levy would be linked to the public’s ability to access its content rather than consumption of that content.
Ndabeni-Abrahams and Thulas Nxesi said they had made “a number of alternative proposals to both parties to consider and explore.”
SABC had initially planned to retrench 600 employees, but said this has been reduced to 303 “after considering all options.”
The SABC has extended the suspension of its retrenchment process following consultations with labour unions and other stakeholders.
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