The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) on Monday ruled that the General Manager of Procurement, Mr Tumiso Radebe was unfairly suspended by the SABC’s CFO, James Aguma and ordered that Radebe’s suspension be uplifted with immediate effect.

Radebe was suspended in November 2016 on full pay.

To date no charges were brought against Radebe and he was removed from the workplace for 10 months.

The CCMA found that there was not the slightest hint of evidence of any wrongdoing on the side of Radebe:



Clearly Radebe was suspended maliciously and for no valid reason. The CCMA ordered his immediate return to work and compensation.


It is rather sad that the Public Broadcaster’s funds and resources are abused and wasted in such a manner. This will be reported to the appropriate authorities.

As always, BEMAWU will not allow any unfair conduct towards our members and we will defend our member’s rights in the highest courts.