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South Africa: Former SABC's COO Seeks Reinstatement As Chief Executive

The former COO of SABC, Hlaudi Motsoeneng has appeared at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA)  to challenge his unfair dismissal by the SABC.

At the hearing, the introduction of a 90 per cent quota for local content by Motsoeneng, while he was the COO was also called into question. This led to a divided house as Mathipa read the minutes of the meeting where the board supported the 90 per cent quota. Naidoo, on the other hand, claimed that the minutes of the meeting did not say that should be implemented instead it did say there was a discussion, but not a resolution.

Mathipa told the house he hopes to have his client reinstated as Group Executive of Corporate Affairs to which Naidoo said the position was set aside by the courts.

According to reports, last week, the Supreme Court of Appeal dismissed Motsoeneng’s leave to appeal with costs.

The SABC's former COO is appealing the 2017 decision by the Labour Court to hold him liable in his capacity for the legal costs associated with the court case relating to his controversial ban.


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