SABC board commended for waiving Dlamini's interview fee

Veteran editor Prof Anton Harber has applauded the SABC for 'doing the right thing'.

The SABC will not be invoicing the Social Development Department for a controversial interview with Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

The public broadcaster admits that it should have been transparent to viewers regarding to the paid-for-interview.

Read: Why SABC won't bill government for Bathabile Dlamini 'paid-for-interview'

The SABC says it will not be invoicing the department for the R149 000 quoted for Dlamini's appearance on the SABC 3 talk show Real Talk with Anele last month.

Harber says the SABC's response was prompt and effective and is a sign of commitment from the SABC's new board.

Also read: SABC's credibility undermined by 'shady' gov interview deal, says veteran journo

I think their response was good and quick. It was was appropriate and clear.

Prof Anton Harber, Veteran editor and Caxton Professor of Journalism at Wits University

They showed their good faith by saying that they're not going to take the money for the interview.

Prof Anton Harber, Veteran editor and Caxton Professor of Journalism at Wits University

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