30 November 2020, MYBROADBAND, Hanno Labuschagne

Media Monitoring Africa director William Bird explained the SABC’s wage bill accounted for a significant portion of its expenses.

“If you look at the figures that show 43% of costs are staffing and compare this to other broadcasters, then it would appear that their costs are too high,” he said.

He claimed that “much of the fat at the SABC” is due to decades of irregular appointments and “jobs for pals”.

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