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SIU GREEN LIGHT FOR SABC

President Jacob Zuma has authorised the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to investigate certain matters in respect of procurement at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), in terms of section 2 (2) of the Special Investigating Unit and Special Tribunals Act, 1996. The Proclamation authorises the SIU to investigate the following allegations:
• The procurement of, or contracting for goods, works or services by or on behalf of the SABC from various companies or service providers and payment made in respect thereof in a manner that was not fair, transparent, competitive and equitable or cost effective.
• Any undisclosed or unauthorised interest that certain members of the personnel of the SABC may have had with regard to contractors, suppliers or service providers who submitted bids for work or did business with the SABC; or contractors awarded by or on behalf of the SABC. 
The Proclamation further authorises the SIU to investigate allegations of:

(a) Serious maladministration in connection with the affairs of the SABC.

(b) Improper or unlawful conduct by board members, officials or employees of the SABC.

(c) Unlawful appropriation or expenditure of public money or property.

(d) Unlawful, irregular or unapproved acquisitive act, transaction, measure or practice having a bearing upon State property.

(e) Intentional or negligent loss of public money or damage to public property.

(f) Unlawful or improper conduct by any person, which has caused or may cause serious harm to the interests of the public or any category thereof.

Issued by: The Presidency
Pretoria

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NEW SABC BOARD – WHO WILL IT BE?

The portfolio committee on communications on Tuesday decided if two or more parties nominate the same candidate, that person would make the shortlist that will be interviewed in September.

When the committee adjourned for lunch, 20 of the 36 spots on the shortlist were filled.

Apart from the interim board – chairperson Khanyisile Kweyama, her deputy Mathatha Tsedu, Krish Naidoo, John Matisson and Febe Potgieter-Gqubule – Nomvuyo Batyi, currently a board member of the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) – received unanimous support.

Former SABC board member Rachel Kalidass were nominated by all parties present except the Economic Freedom Fighters.

The candidates who received support from more than one party and are thus on the list, are:

To read more about each candidate, click on their names.

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AGUMA FINGERED TEBELE | SABC

James Aguma, Acting GCEO has fingered the unprocedurally (and therefore unlawfully) appointed GE: News and Current Affairs Simon Tebele as the person who should be held personally liable for the cost incurred in the invalid and unlawfull dismissals of three SABC journalists, Lukhanyo Calata, Busisiswe Ntuli and Thandeka Gqubule.

Instead of taking accountability as the Acting GCEO or naming any other party or person, Aguma filed a three page affidavit which by working disputes Tebele’s earlier affidavit filed in the other four journalist’s matter wherein Tebele tried to blame Jimi Matthews, Legal Council and the SABC Labour Relations Department for the dismissals.

In his affidavit Aguma made no mention of Matthews, the Labour Relations Department of the SABC or legal council’s involvement in the matter.

As far as we could establish, (despite it being a requirement or else such evidence will be hearsay), Tebele’s affidavit makes reference to two confirmatory affidavits (in support of his affidavit and version) which was never provided and submitted. His version before court is therefore unsupported, in particular by the people he tried to blame.

Fact is, he had the choice to accept or reject the advice given. Given his seniority in the SABC and the positions he held at the Public Broadcaster he knew exactly what he had to do – which was to at least proceed with a disciplinary hearing before dismissing the journalists.

We now await Tebele’s Affidavit.

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Aguma Affidavit

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UNPROCEDURAL APPOINTMENTS | LETTER TO SABC | BEMAWU

SABC Response to the unprocedural appointments.

There is no deviation process.

There is no SABC Practice on strategic positions.

They did not follow the recruitment policy.

We are in dispute!

sabc response to unprocedural appointments

 

 

 

UPDATE! The SABC responded.
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Andre Weber <webera@sabc.co.za>
Date: Thu, Aug 11, 2016 at 3:00 PM
Subject: QUERIES
Hi Hannes

Please note that we are not in a position at this stage to respond to your queries pertaining to the alleged unprocedural appointments

as well as the payment of the R 50 000-00 to artists.

It is anticipated that the information will be made available by next week Friday 19 August 2016.

Regards

 

ANDRE WEBER

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS

TEL: 011 714-3863

FAX: 011 714-4030

MOBILE : 0825613546

webera@sabc.co.za


Letter to SABC General Manager, Employee Relations in respect of the unprocedural appointments.

Dear Madam,

Please find attached a self-explanatory letter in respect of the unprocedural appointments as announced by the SABC on 1 August 2016 for your urgent attention and action.

Sincerely,

Hannes du Buisson

BEMAWU

Unprocedural Appointments August 2016.pdf