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sabcCity Press reports that an SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) internal document details how the public broadcaster offered Tokiso Dispute Settlement R5,000 for each guilty verdict delivered in disciplinary cases against 138 SABC employees accused of medical aid fraud.  

Unions representing the implicated workers have used this document as proof that the SABC had denied its employees a fair hearing, having “premeditated or plotted” to dismiss them en masse irrespective of the truth.  An SABC attorney is cited in the same document as having advised that if the dismissals were challenged at the CCMA, the “SABC would be wise in directing it to the labour court”.  This was done and the cases are currently still at the court with no progress.  The Media Workers’ Association of SA (Mwasa) introduced the leaked document to the CCMA proceedings in support of its argument that the SABC flouted the rules for guilty verdicts and dismissal of staff.  The Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers’ Union’s Hannes du Boisson said they were convinced that “the hearings were rigged by Tokiso” and that the dismissals were “premeditated”.

  • Read this report by Poloko Tau in full at City Press


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