‘Structural racism, slow transformation plague SA’s corporate culture’

Phakamile Hlubi, who left eNCA, says the corporate culture at the broadcaster needs to be challenged.

Picture: eNCA Facebook page

JOHANNESBURG - Former eNCA journalist Phakamile Hlubi says issues of structural racism and slow transformation are problems that plague the wider corporate culture in South Africa, not just the broadcaster.

Hlubi, who left eNCA last week, has been at the forefront of protests for employee rights at the organisation.

She says while progress has been made by employees who challenged dress code policies and fought for the unionisation of staff this year, the corporate culture at the broadcaster needs to be challenged further.

"When we were advocating for transformation, we were fighting for a change in the culture - a change which will embrace all employees."

ENCA's editor-in-chief Anton Harber says the statements Hlubi has made on her exit from the company are disappointing.

He says while the broadcaster has its challenges, the organisation has always been willing to address employee concerns.

"I think that it is clear that our view is to confront issues of racism directly, quickly and to show zero tolerance."