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SanefTimesLIVE reports that the SA National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has found no evidence of a R100,000 donation by Bosasa to a crowdfunding campaign for the so-called SABC8.  

The SABC 8 were journalists who were suspended by the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) for speaking out against censorship of protest footage.  It was reported on Tuesday that Bosasa — now known as African Global Operations — appeared in 2016 to have paid the money towards a crowdfunding campaign to help the journalists.  This assumption was based on a leaked e-mail in which a senior official instructed other officials to make the payment.  Sanef said on Wednesday:  "We have had the opportunity to go through every one of the 394 donations made in July 2016 to the cause and could not find any donation from Bosasa and/or a person connected to Bosasa, nor a donation for R100,000.  Only one donation of over R100,000 was made and that was not from Bosasa or a person connected to the company."  Sanef reiterated that no donations were solicited from anyone for the campaign and that the SABC journalists were never involved in or had access to the identities of the donors.

  • Read Nomahlubi Jordaan’s report in the above regard in full at TimesLIVE

Read Sanef’s press statement in this regard at Sanef News

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