SABC flags irregular appointments

SABC employees who were appointed without following proper procedures have been notified.

Eyewitness News has reported that the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has confirmed that 13 employees have had their appointments called into question following contention around due process. The broadcaster issued the employees letters but has not confirmed their current employment status.

The employees are said to have been appointed during the tenure of former chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng. The SABC said the irregular appointments denied other staff members equitable and fair access to compete for appointments.

The public broadcaster approached the court to declare the appointments of 27 employees unlawful and invalid at the end of 2019 but was unsuccessful in its application. These notifications come at a time when the SABC is facing retrenchments.