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SABC to urgently implement inquiry recommendations into sex harassment

The commission on Tuesday released its report which revealed that the broadcaster's HR department failed to follow procedures outlined in the SABC’s policy on sexual harassment.

SABC CEO Madoda Mxakwe at a press briefing on 6 November 2018 regarding sexual harassment at the broadcaster. Picture: Kayleen Morgan/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) says its priority is now to urgently implement the recommendations of the independent commission of inquiry into sexual harassment at the public broadcaster.

The commission on Tuesday released its report which revealed that the broadcaster's HR department failed to follow procedures outlined in the SABC’s policy on sexual harassment.

The commission has recommended that a number of the cases be revisited urgently.

SABC CEO Madoda Mxakwe says while reputation is important to the SABC, it is not currently the focal point.

“I think the focus is not on building reputation but doing what’s right. In matters like this, because of the seriousness, you can’t paper over the cracks, you’ve to deal with this quite aggressively.”

The public broadcaster has been advised to review its sexual harassment policy to be in line with both international and domestic laws.

WATCH: SABC: reputation building not the focus after sexual harassment inquiry

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