SABC cancels mass retrenchments. Plans 'skills audit'. What that means…

In 2018 the SABC proposed the retrenchment of 981 permanent employees and 1200 freelancers to cut costs.

On Thursday it announced it's not going ahead with the retrenchments but will conduct a “skills audit” to review the increase in costs.

The struggling public broadcaster expects the skills audit to take 14 months.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Johnny Goldberg, CEO of Global Business Solutions.

Goldberg explained what a skills audit is.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and scroll down for quotes from it).

I’m a big fan of voluntary retrenchments…

Johnny Goldberg, CEO - Global Business Solutions

Why wasn’t this [skills audit] done sooner?

Johnny Goldberg, CEO - Global Business Solutions

They [skills audits] are quite time-consuming… often you discover a lot of fraud…

Johnny Goldberg, CEO - Global Business Solutions

Do you really need all those qualifications to do that job?

Johnny Goldberg, CEO - Global Business Solutions

I’m surprised there haven’t been voluntary retrenchment packages offered…

Johnny Goldberg, CEO - Global Business Solutions

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