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SABC: Sexual harassment inquiry is to prevent future incidents

The corporation says it hopes that cases of sexual harassment can be dealt with firmly and transparently during the hearings.

FILE: The SABC headquarters in Johannesburg. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG – The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) says the establishment of a commission of inquiry to look into allegations of sexual harassment is to ensure such crimes don’t happen at the public broadcaster in the future.

The corporation says it hopes that cases of sexual harassment can be dealt with firmly and transparently during the hearings.

It says a report on the matter will be made public.

Acting group CEO Nomsa Philiso says: “That’s because part of how this manifested itself in the petition was people starting to talk and we’re now saying maybe it’s not just those people. Let’s allow everybody else the space to express themselves.”

The SABC also launched a commission to look into claims of editorial interference in a bid to restore confidence in the public broadcaster.

WATCH: SABC to launch inquiries into sexual harassment, editorial interference

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)

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