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SABC spends R42m on bonuses

The SABC has paid around R42m in bonuses to its staff and middle management, the Sunday Times reported. According to the report, bonuses of R8 000 after tax were paid to 3 007 workers as part of a wage agreement with unions

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Hlaudi draws fire from abroad

An international organisation that promotes press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), has warned controversial SABC chief operating officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng against taking South Africa’s media freedom backwards. CPJ was reacting to Motsoeneng’s proposal to license journalists and increase

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Motsoeneng: DA to challenge SABC in court

The Democratic Alliance will institute legal action over the appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng as chief operating officer of the SABC. Party leader Helen Zille said at a press conference in Cape Town on Monday that the DA will serve papers on communications minister Faith Muthambi and the SABC

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Muthambi to face MPs over Motsoeneng

Communications minister Faith Muthambi is to appear before a parliamentary committee to explain her ratification of Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s appointment as SABC chief operating officer. Communications committee chair Joyce Moloi-Moropa confirmed the minister would appear before the

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Just how powerful is Hlaudi Motsoeneng?

The magnitude of Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s power was revealed this week when cabinet was apparently told that his permanent appointment as SABC chief operating officer was not up for discussion. The Mail & Guardian was reliably told – by sources in government and the tripartite alliance – that a minister

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Journalists will be licensed, Hlaudi vows

SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng will make a formal submission to communications minister Faith Muthambi that journalists have a licence to practice, it was reported on Friday. “We will be making these submissions. I am surprised at how Sanef [the South African National Editors’ Forum] has opposed this

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Protector in fresh SABC probe

Public protector Thuli Madonsela has decided to conduct a fresh probe into the appointment of the controversial Hlaudi Motsoeneng to the post of chief operating officer at the SABC, Business Day newspaper reported on Friday. The investigation will look into whether Motsoeneng has the right qualifications

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Motsoeneng was cleared: minister

Hlaudi Motsoeneng was cleared of all wrongdoing by a legal firm before being permanently appointed as the public broadcaster’s new chief operating officer, communications minister Faith Muthambi said on Thursday. Speaking during a post-cabinet briefing, Muthambi said there was nothing

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Cabinet vows no mercy on copper thieves

Copper thieves will be shown no mercy, cabinet vowed on Thursday. “The law enforcement agencies will ensure that those arrested face the full might of the law,” communications minister Faith Muthambi told reporters in Pretoria, following the executive’s fortnightly meeting the day before. Cabinet condemned

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How Motsoeneng forced SABC’s hand

A well-placed source gave the Mail & Guardian a blow-by-blow account of the hours before Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s permanent appointment was confirmed. The SABC board appoints the operations chief and the appointment has to be confirmed by the minister of communications. The source, speaking to the M&G

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