This is a horror show ... help us, begs SABC chief

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This is a horror show ... help us, begs SABC chief

The broadcaster is trying to turn itself around, but the government does little about it, says Bongumusa Makhathini

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The SABC’s turnaround strategy is being stifled by a lack of support from the government, the state capture inquiry heard on Monday.

The public broadcaster is still awaiting feedback on a funding application it made to the government in November 2017. Since then, the SABC has tried to retrench some of its staff – a bid to cut down spending on salaries, which amounts to 45% of its total expenditure – but was blocked by the government.

It has created an untenable situation...

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