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Suspended Motsoeneng's influence still palpable at SABC - researcher

18 April 2017 2:36 PM

Independent broadcast researcher Kate Skinner says financial crisis could affect SABC employees as well as independent producers.

Independent broadcast researcher, Kate Skinner says the new SABC interim board has a huge task ahead of it including getting the finances of the broadcaster back on track.

According to reports, staff at the SABC are worried they may not get paid.

Skinner says the financial problems could affect employees of the SABC as well as the independent producers.

There are reports that the former chief operating officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng will hold a press briefing to address the 90% local content.

He is officially still paid by the SABC. He is on suspension. They have to still go through that disciplinary inquiry.

Kate Skinner, Independent broadcast researcher

Officially he should not be playing any official role but he has a lot of influence still. There are people within the SABC who still rely on Motsoeneng.

Kate Skinner, Independent broadcast researcher

According to reports, the board is also considering reversing decisions made by Motsoeneng on increasing local content to 80% on TV and 90% on radio.

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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Suspended Motsoeneng's influence still palpable at SABC - researcher


18 April 2017 2:36 PM