The SABC has released a statement on the alleged misinformed statement by the Right2Know Campaign on the SABC’s supposed attack on democracy through retrenchments.
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) released a statement on Thursday, 14 January 2021, after receiving the statement from non-profit organisation, Right2Know Campaign. The organisation had, in the statement, suggested that the planned retrenchments by the SABC are an attack on the country’s democracy.
The public broadcaster has refuted some of the claims made in the Right2Know Campaign’s statement, noting, “The SABC is satisfied that the Section 189 process can withstand any legal scrutiny. As confirmed by the Labour Court on 2 December 2020, the SABC ‘properly conducted itself in the process, provided all consulting parties with sufficient information and constructively engaged with a view to reach consensus on all the consultations.’”
Right2Know Campaign is believed to be one of the last organisations attempting to reverse the imminent retrenchment of 300 SABC employees. Despite the number being high, it is comparably lower than the initial estimated 600 employees that were deemed redundant before the public and political uproar over the initial retrenchment plan.
See the post below.
MEDIA STATEMENT |
The SABC would like to clarify some of the misinformation contained in the media statement issued today by the Right2Know Campaign with a title ‘Stop the SABC Board’s attack on democracy’.
— SABC (@SABCPortal) January 14, 2021