eNCA former journalist talks about her letter, and Anton Harber responds

Former eNCA journalist, Phakamile Hlubi, says her letter to eNCA employees was meant to inspire and motivate them to continue fighting for change.

The letter highlights issues such as racism, exploitation and anti-unionism at eNCA.

Afternoon Drive's Xolani Gwala spoke to Hlubi, and editor-in-chief, Prof. Anton Harber to find out what is really going on at eNCA.

When I talk about racism I’m not talking about blatant where people use K-word, we had incidents like that at eNCA, but I was also talking about structural racism.

Phakamile Hlubi, former eNCA reporter

As a reporter in the newsroom, I know for instance that my colleague who does exactly the kind of work that I do, and is white, earns more than I do, and it’s unjustifiable.

Phakamile Hlubi, former eNCA reporter

It’s not just eNCA, but it’s about a general problem that I perceive in corporate culture,where there is a lot of work to do around transformation and dealing with inequality.

Phakamile Hlubi, former eNCA reporter

Harber, says he is saddened by how Hlubi is leaving, and he is reviewing all the issues she raised in her letter.

He says he is not aware of the allegation that journalists who are doing the same job are paid differently because of the race.

I haven’t seen a case of that sort, but if I find one in my review, I can assure you that it will be fixed immediately.

Prof. Anton Harber, eNCA editor-in-chief

Even though we are not a public broadcaster, I still think we have to be open and transparent to what we do.

Prof. Anton Harber, eNCA editor-in-chief

Listen to the full interview below...


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