Thursday, 11 March 2010

FW: SABC News International closedown

They not getting it right, again.

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From: "<The President>" , Hannes du Buisson <>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 08:28:33 +0200
To: Keobokile Mosweu <>
Conversation: SABC News International closedown
Subject: SABC News International closedown

The General Manager
Employee Relations

Dear Sir,

We act on behalf of our members at SABC News International.

We refer you to the media reports in respect of the decision by the Board to close down SABC News International, one such report attached hereunder for ease of reference.

Restructuring, in particular of this extend is clearly a Section 189 process. We, as a registered trade union has not been consulted in terms of Section 189. Why not?

We demand that the status quo ante  be restored with immediate effect and a Section 189 process be followed, failing we will bring an urgent application in the Labour Court to enforce same.


Hannes du Buisson

SABC news international makes way for 24hr channel
March 10, 2010

SABC news international operations are going to be scaled down from April 1 to make way for a new 24-hour domestic news channel, the broadcaster said on Wednesday.

Spokesman Kaizer Kganyago said in a statement the decision was made by the SA Broadcasting Corporation's board.

"The truncated service will provide the basis for a future 24-hour domestic news channel that will be part of the SABC's digital terrestrial television multiplex."

He said the broadcaster's news international, which started in 2007, had faced considerable challenges and the lack of viable distribution points meant full-scale operations were no longer profitable. - Sapa

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