sabcCity Press reports that more than 30 SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) radio sports bulletin readers are facing a bleak future.  

The public broadcaster has announced its intention to collapse sports segments and combine them with news bulletins at all of its public radio stations.  The move is part of cost-cutting measures being implemented by the cash-strapped SABC as part of its turnaround plan.  On Tuesday, the SABC sports department sent an email to both its radio station managers and sports readers, informing them of the impending changes.  However, the presenters got a glimmer of hope because they might be retained by their individual stations.  The move will not affect sports show presenters and producers.  According to an inside source, the SABC was also planning to shut down Sport Info Hub, which provides up-to-date bulletins and sport news content.  “All the staff working for this department, including researchers and content producers, are also going to lose their jobs,” he indicated.


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