The new appointments announced on Monday, 1 August 2016 does not comply with the SABC’s Recruitment Policy and will be challenged legally by BEMAWU in a dispute.
The SABC’s Recruitment Policy states:
“The SABC, as the national public broadcaster and an equal opportunity organization, recognizes that men and women are equal and therefore entitled to equitable employment practices.
The Employment of foreigners in the SABC will be subject to the unavailability in the South African Labour Market of skills or competencies inherently required in position/s advertised.
Vacant posts shall be advertised internally i.e. internal staff magazine, Intercom…
Human Resources shall arrange panel interviews for all the short-listed applicants (internal and external) for the vacant post. ”
It is clear the SABC has not followed its own Policy in this regard.
Furthermore, it appears as if Tebele has now been rewarded (instead of punished) for his role in the invalid and unlawful dismissals of the 8 SABC journalists.
This is what the SABC said in a press release:
SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago said Simon Tebele had been appointed as Group Executive for SABC News and Current Affairs‚ Tsheliso Ralitabo as Group Executive for Media Technology Infrastructure and Tshifhiwa Mulaudzi as Group Executive for Commercial Enterprises.
Kevin Green‚ the National Sales Manager: TV Sales was appointed General Manager: Television Sales‚ a position that was previously held by Mulaudzi.
In further reshuffling of portfolios‚ Bessie Tugwana‚ who was responsible for SABC Sport‚ will now head the organisation’s Corporate Affairs division and Sully Motsweni will take over SABC Sport.
Nomsa Philiso who was the Group Executive responsible for the Corporation’s Commercial Enterprises division will now head SABC Television.
“Collectively‚ the incumbents have served the organisation for many years in Senior and Executive positions‚” the SABC statement said.
The appointments are effective from Monday‚ 1 August and “are aimed at continuously maximising the organisation’s business efficiency and delivering on the public service mandate diligently as expected”.
“The SABC has expressed confidence in these appointments and believe that they will strengthen the SABC’s core business and the public service mandate‚” said Kganyago.