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In a country where more than 10-million people are out of work, it is undeniably painful to see that more than 600 people from the SABC will join the ranks of the unemployed. 

Yet, faced with the alternative of putting even more jobs at risk by kicking the can down the road, the board of the public broadcaster was left with little choice. The SABC first laid out plans to retrench as many as 400 workers late in 2020, predictably drawing swift rebuke from the Communication Workers Union (CWU) and from communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, who sought to cultivate an image of a politician in tune with the plight of the working class. ..

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