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sabcIn the course of an interview with City Press, SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng said he has been thinking that maybe the national broadcaster’s employees should have uniforms “so that they can understand unity.”  

He said SABC employees were expected to “sing the song and talk the talk of the SABC”.  He explained further that:  “If the SABC releases a statement, our employees can’t say ‘the SABC said this’; they must say ‘we are saying this or have decided on that’.  They can’t report like other broadcasters when they are part of any SABC decision.”  Motsoeneng also indicated:  “The SABC is independent as an organisation, but no one is independent within the organisation.”

  • Read this report by Poloko Tau in full at City Press
  • See too, Hlaudi's latest idea: Uniforms for SABC staff, at TimesLive
  • And also, SABC COO mulling over idea of staff wearing uniforms, at EWN

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