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10 February 2014

Dear City Press Online Editor

P a r k H e n l e y R o a d A u c k l a n d P a r k 2 0 0 6 P r i v a t e b a g X 1 A u c k l a n d P a r k 2 0 9 2

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) would like to rectify the misrepresentation made by a City Press Online publication Journalist Ms. Nokuthula Manyathi on her article titled ‘Varsity-qualified staffers drain SABC’. Ms. Manyathi misrepresented the Acting Chief Operations Officer Mr. Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s statement.

The angle of the article is regrettable and misleading as it comes at the critical time when the organization is dealing with the Pricewater Coopers report on SABC skills audit. The Acting Chief Operations Officer vehemently denies having said that the University qualified employees ‘drain’ the SABC. The Acting COO was saying that in as much as education and qualifications plays a vital role in the workplace, it is imperative to note that there are individuals who have joined the corporation years back and they have an extensive knowledge and experience in broadcasting to an extent that they train their new colleagues with qualifications.

The SABC would like this point to be clarified and the publication should retract its initial report.

Kind regards


South African Broadcasting Corporation Limited SOC: Registration Number: 2003/023915/06 Non-Executive Directors: Ms E Z Tshabalala (Chairman); Prof M O Maguvhe (Deputy-Chairman) Mr K T Bonakele; Ms R Kalidass; Prof B A Khumalo; Mr M R Lubisi; Mr V G M Mavuso; Ms N M Mhlakaza; Mr K Naidoo; Dr N A Tshidzumba; Ms M H Z Zinde Executive Directors: Ms L P Mokhobo (Group Chief Executive Officer) Mr G H Motsoeneng (Acting Chief Operations Officer) Ms G P Duda (Chief Financial Officer) Company Secretary: Ms T V Geldenhuys

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