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MultiChoiceBusinessLive reports that pay TV operator MultiChoice has set aside R80m for salaries and wages for professionals working in the production industry.  

SA businesses, except those offering essential services, have stopped operations to adhere to the national lockdown imposed by the government to combat the spread of coronavirus.  On Friday, MultiChoice said it aimed to safeguard the incomes of cast, crew and creatives, as well as the sustainability of production houses.  The company said the money would cover salaries for March and April, “by when, hopefully, we will have the worst of the disruptions behind us”.  In addition, MultiChoice said it would also pay freelancers at SuperSport Productions, who were currently unable to work due to the suspension of sport because of the national lockdown.  The group added that contractors at its broadcast technology functions would also be compensated.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Mudiwa Gavaza at BusinessLive
  • Read too, MultiChoice avails funds for salaries of crew, cast and creatives during lockdown, at City Press
  • And also, Covid-19-affected artists will be paid, says arts council boss, at City Press

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