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The SABC has submitted a fresh request for a R3-billion guarantee to the Department of Communications as it struggles to pay creditors. Chairman Bongumusa Makhathini said on Thursday: "We've reworked our request for funding ... R3-billion will be sufficient." He confirmed that this application was submitted to the communications minister. Communications Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said on Friday the SABC had reworked the application for a guarantee, but she had not yet formally submitted it to the Treasury. "We are in constant discussion [with the Treasury]," she said. It is understood the Treasury may demand a viable turnaround plan before considering the SABC's request. The Treasury said a guarantee application submitted by the previous interim board of the SABC through former communications minister Ayanda Dlodlo in June this year was still under consideration. "The minister will determine conditions [to the guarantee] once he considers the application." Owes millions But K...

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