THE GENERAL MANAGER
GROUP EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
Dear Mr Xama,
On a daily basis we see new positions being advertised, in particular externally.
In terms of the SABC’s Recruitment Policy all positions must be advertised first internally, and only if a suitable candidate could not be sourced internally, it may be advertised externally. We believe the SABC is not follow this policy. In Polokwane a position has been advertised externally despite suitable candidates internally who applied for the position.
In addition, advertising positions externally means an increase in the head count of SABC Staff. An increase in headcount means an increase in employment cost. It appears to be rather reckless and may even border on transgressions of the Insolvency Act to continue to increase cost and financial liability in near insolvency conditions.
We urge the SABC to stop all external recruitment, and rather afford employees of the SABC the opportunity to apply for and be accommodated and developed in positions they may not meet all the requirement.
Our rights are reserved.
Hannes du Buisson