‘Depoliticise our board’: SABC workers protest amid doable retrenchments


SABC workers members halted work after they protested outdoors the nationwide broadcaster’s headquarters in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, on Friday.

Employees members took to the streets after it was introduced that about 400 workers had been served with part 189 notices and dealing with retrenchment.

The SABC workers members had been joined by commerce unions, political events and staff from different companies who protested in solidarity, together with Cell C workers who additionally protested towards retrenchments and corruption. 

The employees are calling for the appointment of board members to be depoliticised, and for a change to the funding mannequin for the state broadcaster.