Friends of SABC journalists campaign collects over R360 000 for SABC 8 in 2 days

Editor at News24 and chairperson of Sanef media freedom, Adriaan Basson started a crowdfunding initiative to help the dismissed SABC journalists. The initiative managed to collect over R360 000 in 48 hours.

The journalists were fired after speaking up against a decision not to broadcast images of violent protests and not to cover a protest march by Right2Know campaign.

According to Basson, the money will be distributed equally among the SABC 8 - Thandeka Gqubule, Foeta Krige, Lukhanyo Calata, Suna Venter, Busisiwe Ntuli, Krivani Pillay, Vuyo Mvoko and Jacques Steenkamp.

We know these people, they are our colleagues. A person like Thandeka Gqubule has been with the SABC for over 20 years .... and i thought lets help these guys in a very tangible way.

Adriaan Basson, Editor-in-Chief at Netwerk24

I spoke to some of them and they were even unsure if they will receive a salary at the end of July. They have kids, some of them are breadwinners and some of them are single parents.

Adriaan Basson, Editor-in-Chief at Netwerk24

Basson says he started out by asking his Facebook friends to help start a crowd source for the SABC 8 to help them pay their bills and the reaction has been remarkable.

Those who would like to make a contribution are urged to visit friends of SABC journalists on generocity.com and contribute any amount.

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