Die berig in Business Day bevestig die AVP se standpunt dat daar van “democracy” in Suid Afrika weinig oorgebly het! “Motsoeneng se standpunt dat:” no-one could tell the SABC what to do” bevestig twee sake. Eerstens dat Vryheid van spraak die regime se onregmatige, korrupte en beplande aksies sal benadeel en moontlik aan bande lê en tweedens dat nie die grondwet, die regime, die people, die reg, die justisie of welke ander gesag daar mag bestaan, op of die “president”, of Motsoeneng en vir daardie rede feitlik geen ander swarte met “gesag” , enige seggenskap het wat deur enige van hulle aanvaar sal word nie!
Met die onverdraagsaamheid tussen etniese verskille waarvan daar in Suid Afrika ’n horde is naamlik die Afrikaners,Anglo-Afrikane, Asiate, Basotho, Griekwas, Kaap-Maleiers, Khoisan, Kleurlinge, Ndebeles, Swazi's, Tsongas, Tswanas, Vendas, Xhosas, Zoeloes, is die tafel gedek vir ’n legio Motsoenengs!
Onderling is daar dan nog die geloofsverskille waarvan konflik wêreldwyd daagliks tot moord en doodslag lei soos bv. Die Katolieke, Christene, Moslems, Hindus, Jode, Voorvadergees aanbidders, satanaanbidders, ateïste, ens.
Terwyl die Reënboog wat deur God geskep is in harmonie met homself in die hemel pryk as simbool van God se almag, Sy barmhartigheid en genade, is die liberaal-menslik gemaakte reënboognasie ’n toonbeeld van mislukking op elke denkbare terrein en ’n heenwysing na anargie en chaos in die nabye toekoms! Die liberalis is egter horende doof en siende blind en ly aan ’n akute gebrek van erkenning. Die verterende vuur wat hulle aan die brand gesteek het, sal homself moet uitwoed totdat die bakhandsindroom van Afrika ook Suid Afrika sy verdiende plek kry!
Dit sal die bittereinder Afrikaner wees wat deur sy verankering in Nasionalisme, sy vertroue in geloof aan God ons hemelse Vader, weer met Sy hulp, dit wat tot in die stof en as
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - The SABC building , in Johannesburg, South Africa. According to a Public Protector report released in 2014, SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s last bungled staff purge cost the SABC millions
The SABC this week sacked eight journalists for disagreeing with a decision to censor coverage of protests, before the disciplinary cases against some of them had been concluded. Trade unions Solidarity and Bemawu intend taking their cases to court.
In February 2014, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela released a report, When Governance and Ethics Fail, in which she found that Motsoeneng’s irregular termination of the employment of senior employees had cost the broadcaster millions, due to its “procedural and substantive injustices”.
Most of the cases were handled without following proper procedure. All 14 suspensions and terminations were successfully challenged in court and at the CCMA.
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“The substantial amounts of money paid to SABC’s employees as settlements during protracted suspensions, terminations and/or long, drawn-out labour dispute proceedings and protracted litigations caused unnecessary and avoidable costs to the national broadcaster, thus resulting in fruitless and wasteful expenditure,” Madonsela found.
The avoidable legal fees and settlement awards contributed to an unprecedented R29 million salary bill escalation.
Madonsela recommended the SABC board take disciplinary action against Motsoeneng for misrepresenting his qualifications, abusing his power and for the purging of senior staff.
The SABC has still not acted on Madonsela’s recommendations, despite lengthy court processes.
Seven SABC reporters were fired this week. The eighth person dismissed was freelance journalist Vuyo Mvoko, whose contract was terminated.
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It emerged earlier on Tuesday that the broadcaster had fired Busisiwe Ntuli, a specialist producer for investigative programme Special Assignment, and Lukhanyo Calata, a journalist in Cape Town. Economics editor Thandeka Gqubule confirmed later that she had also been sacked.
Four others – Foeta Krige, Suna Venter, Krivani Pillay and Jacques Steenkamp – were informed of their axing on Monday.
“Terminated with immediate effect”
Solidarity said on Monday that it wanted the suspensions of and disciplinary action against the SABC journalists set aside. This was pending its application to the Constitutional Court for direct access, so it could rule on the lawfulness of the SABC’s censorship instructions.
Krige, Venter, Pillay and Steenkamp would approach the Labour Court on Thursday, with Solidarity’s help. Media workers’ union Bemawu said its members, Ntuli and Calata, were also approaching the court.
Analyst and media personality Eusebius McKaiser shared the SABC’s letter to Calata on Twitter.
“It has now become clear to the SABC that you have no intention to refrain from your conduct of undermining the SABC and the authority of its management. In the premise, your continued acts of misconduct have become intolerable. Your employment with the SABC is thus terminated with immediate effect,” it reads.
Gqubule, Krige and Venter were served suspension letters after they disagreed with an instruction during a diary conference not to cover the Right2Know campaign’s protest against censorship at the SABC.
That protest was in response to Motsoeneng’s decision, announced in May, to stop airing footage of the destruction of property during protests. This caused outrage from civil society and media organisations.
Following this, the SABC charged Ntuli, Pillay, and Steenkamp for “liaising with the media” without authorisation. They wrote to Motsoeneng expressing their dissatisfaction with how operations had been managed at the SABC recently.
Calata joined a protest march outside the SABC’s offices in Cape Town earlier in the month.
The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) ruled on 11 July that the SABC had to withdraw its resolution to ban the broadcasting of violent protests.
Motsoeneng said after the ruling that no-one could tell the SABC what to do and that they would challenge Icasa’s decision in court.
Source: News24 Wire