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‘Hlaudi demanded R500 000 pay hike’

Former SABC acting CEO Phil Molefe has given explosive testimony at parliament’s SABC inquiry, saying Hlaudi Motsoeneng threatened to “go to Pretoria” after he refused to give him a R500 000 increase. Molefe was testifying under oath before

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SABC spends R42m on golden handshakes

The SABC has paid its bosses R42,6m in golden handshakes in the past six years, communications minister Faith Muthambi has revealed in answers to parliamentary questions posed by the Democratic Alliance. Former CEO Dali Mpofu was the biggest beneficiary

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SABC’s Mokhobo denies massive payout

SABC group CEO Lulama Mokhobo is horrified that people are mistakenly claiming she will now get a huge payout following her resignation after only two years in the hot seat. She will not be leaving under a cloud, Mokhobo said. Media reports claimed Mokhobo was accused of an abuse of power

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Suspended SABC officials paid R4m

Suspended SABC head of news Phil Molefe was paid full benefits amounting to R2,2m while at home last year, it was reported on Thursday. SABC chief financial officer Gugu Duda was paid R1,5m, The Star reported. In written parliamentary reply, communications minister Dina Pule

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Clash of the SABC titans hots up

SABC group CEO Lulama Mokhobo has taken disciplinary steps against her news chief, Phil Molefe, and is charging him with refusing to accept her authority. At an SABC board meeting this week, Mokhobo discussed the charges she had

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Bitter battle to control the news agenda

The battle for the soul of the SABC ahead of the ANC’s elective conference in Mangaung has plunged the public broadcaster into yet another crisis over control of its editorial content. After SABC news chief Phil Molefe was this week placed on special leave after refusing to give CEO Lulama Mokhobo a copy of the daily news diary so she could monitor the

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SABC news head placed on special leave

SABC head of news and current affairs Phil Molefe was placed on special leave on Tuesday, the public broadcaster said. SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago said Molefe was placed on special leave with immediate effect. He declined to give the reasons for Molefe’s special leave but said the matter was pending discussions

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SABC chief in ‘bizarre’ predicament

SABC CEO Solly Mokoetle is taking huge financial strain, saying he has run up legal bills of more than R500 000 in the six weeks since his suspension by the broadcaster’s board. Breaking his silence in an exclusive interview — he said the board had gagged him

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