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SABC woes: Chickens are coming home to roost

The public broadcaster announced cost-cutting measures which include addressing the high wage bill which it's described as unsustainable.

FILE: The SABC headquarters in Johannesburg. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG – The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has warned any interference with how the board exercises its powers in operational and labour matters would be a contravention of the law.

African National Congress (ANC) secretary general Ace Magashule said the party will not allow the implementation of Section 189 of the Labour Relations Act at the SABC.

The public broadcaster announced cost-cutting measures which include addressing the high wage bill which its described as unsustainable.

The board says it's inherited an SABC in a financial crisis.

The South African National Editors’ Forum's Kate Skinner agrees.

“We understand where this is coming from because there’s been obviously incredible mismanagement of the SABC and now the chickens are coming home to roost in terms of that.”