The SABC is in breach of the POPI Act, an Act that requires the holder of personal information to keep same confidential and not disclose it to third parties without prior consent.
BEMAWU is aware and we have seen what is termed a hit list of employees allegedly appointed to positions not advertised.
We are gravely concerned about this confidential employee information being put in the public domain, and therefore unlawfully disclosed.
This information is exclusively held by the custodians of confidential employee information – the Human Resources department – and the accounting officer is called upon to explain to employees why their confidential employment information is no longer secure and safe in the hands of Human Resources.
We have done a preliminary investigation and found that in a number of instances employees were promoted to other positions after being interviewed by a panel, and in other instances employees were forcefully moved laterally by management to similar positions.
The perception created that all employees on the “hit list” unduly benefitted and/or was unprocedurally promoted and/or received unlawful salary increases are malicious and void from all truth.
Employees wrongly so incriminated reserve their rights, and furthermore reserve their rights to lay criminal complaints against the SABC for disseminating their personal information.
We request an urgent, independent investigation into the fitness of Human Resources at the SABC, and in particular its ability to legally comply with the safekeeping of personal information, as is legally required by the POPI Act.