'We want to urge everyone to come out, to put an end to sexual harassment'

The SABC says its set up two commissions of inquiry into sexual harassment and editorial interference.

The public broadcaster made the announcement on Thursday afternoon at a briefing in Auckland Park.

The move follows recommendations from the ad hoc committee established to deal with all instances of unlawful conduct.

Karima Brown spoke to the public broadcaster’s acting CEO Nomsa Philiso to hear more about the process.

These are the first two that we feel we should tackle now. We don't know how big it is going to be or what we are going to get get in terms of the responses. So we will allow for submissions between the 1st and the 15th so that we can then have a sense of how big or small this thing is, but the actual hearings will commence on the 18th of June.

Nomsa Philiso, acting CEO at SABC

What we have assured the staff and anyone who wants to make a submission is absolute confidentiality and protection thereof.

Nomsa Philiso, acting CEO at SABC

Speaking on the issue of sexual harassment, Philiso urged staff to come out and put an end to incidents of sexual harassment.

I understand the power relations and power play but my hope is that even if it is two or three people that come forth and we have managed to stop something, that will be something. What I don't want to continue enabling is fearing how big these particular people are or not. Us not doing anything about it would be complicit.

Nomsa Philiso, acting CEO at SABC

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