The SABC has concluded a lengthy retrenchment programme and will officially have shed 621 jobs, or at least 21% of its workforce, by the end of this month as it moves to avoid the need for further bailouts.
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The SABC on Wednesday said it had concluded consultations under section 189 of the Labour Relations Act and would now retrench 400 employees 200 fewer than the 600 it said previously it might have to let go.
Telkom and the SABC have partnered to launch a new online streaming video service called TelkomONE, which will house the public broadcaster’s free-to-air radio and television channels.
The SABC has issued a request for information from streaming-media platform experts as it gears up to launch its own so-called “over-the-top” digital streaming service akin to Netflix and Showmax.
The SABC has moved to justify its decision to fire former chief operating officer Chris Maroleng, saying he was charged for breaching his fiduciary duties as a director and for “gross negligence”.
The SABC said on Monday that is has secured broadcast rights for the Rubgy World Cup final between South Africa and England after reaching an agreement with MultiChoice.
It is not the SABC’s intention to compete with Netflix. Its video streaming plans are a smart move by management that deserve praise, not scorn. By Duncan McLeod.
In a potentially serious blow to state-owned broadcasting signal distributor Sentech, the SABC has said it wants to make much more extensive use of direct-to-home satellite technology for digital broadcasting.
The SABC plans to go big on Internet streaming, offering all its content on its own online video platforms, group CEO Madoda Mxakwe has said.
The SABC board has slammed the leaking of an internal memorandum authored by two non-executive directors. The document makes a series of serious allegations against the broadcaster’s CEO and chief financial officer.