SABC denies claims it is going to be closing African-language stations

She stated the SABC was dedicated to its public mandate of informing, educating and entertaining residents in all official languages. She stated the broadcaster had progress methods in place aimed toward guaranteeing that its radio stations remained the main supply of public-service content material.

In the meantime, the Communication Employees’ Union stated it could be embarking on a strike from Monday linked to the retrenchments. The CWU’s Aubrey Tshabalala stated that they had the assist of one other union on the SABC, whose members will be becoming a member of them.

“We’re nonetheless engaged on a plan of motion on how we’ll navigate the extent three rules. We’re nonetheless taking a look at inventive methods on easy methods to take care of them,” Tshabalala stated.

He informed TimesLIVE they may not verify what items can be affected by the retrenchments as a result of the SABC “was not clear with retrenchments”.

“We’ve been asking them for an inventory and so they haven’t achieved so thus far however they’ve been issuing redundancy letters since Monday. They’re additionally denying unions the proper to seek the advice of the affected workers as a result of we don’t have an inventory,” Tshabalala stated.

The Broadcasting, Digital, Media and Allied Employees’ Union couldn’t be reached for remark.