Communications Minister to meet with Treasury over SABC cash crisis

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says she will this week meet with Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba to discuss how Treasury can help intervene in the SABC's cash crisis.

Malusi Gigaba and I will meet to determine what interventions Treasury can throw at us to keep the SABC afloat.

Ayanda Dlodlo, Communications Minister

She says the meeting will explore the various options, including the potential for a financial bailout.

According to Dlodlo, the cash-strapped public broadcaster has been struggling to pay its employees.

Dlodlo says the department is working on tackling misappropriation of money, negligence, mismanagement and gross corruption at the SABC.

Read: SABC must put tools in place to root out mismanagement - SOS

The minister maintains that investigations must be instituted where there are allegations of wrongdoing at the public broadcaster.

However, she says she cannot provide details about the preliminary investigation by the SIU and has not yet met with Public Protector's office.

Also read: SIU to probe TNA Business Breakfast contracts - SABC Board chair

She spoke about how she plans to restore a credible management and work ethic at the public broadcaster, following the dismissal of former COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

Take a listen:


CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
SIU to probe TNA Business Breakfast contracts - SABC Board chair

SIU to probe TNA Business Breakfast contracts - SABC Board chair

SABC Board Chairperson Khanyisile Kweyama says the SABC did not generate any revenue from the TNA Business Breakfast contract.

LISTEN: Hlaudisms - what we will miss about the sacked SABC head

LISTEN: Hlaudisms - what we will miss about the sacked SABC head

Memorable quotes from the sacked SABC COO, Hlaudi Moetsoeneng who never failed to keep us entertained.

SABC reflects on Hlaudi sacking

SABC reflects on Hlaudi sacking

The public broadcaster says the board’s decision to dismiss Motsoeneng is binding. He was found guilty of misconduct.

Motsoeneng's dismissal a step in the right direction - SOS

Motsoeneng's dismissal a step in the right direction - SOS

The SOS Coalition's Duduetsang Makuse says the SABC interim board appears to be reviewing many of Hlaudi Motsoeneng's directives.

JUST IN: SABC shows Motsoeneng the door

JUST IN: SABC shows Motsoeneng the door

Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been dismissed from the public broadcaster following the outcome of a disciplinary hearing.

SABC must put tools in place to root out mismanagement - SOS

SABC must put tools in place to root out mismanagement - SOS

Save Our SABC's Duduetsang Makuse says we are seemingly only starting to scratch the surface over the broadcaster's financial mess.

SABC must review its funding model to avoid another financial breakdown - SOS

SABC must review its funding model to avoid another financial breakdown - SOS

Save Our SABC (SOS) Coalition's Duduetsang Makuse says the broadcaster must go back to the drawing board and find a viable model.

Popular articles
'Banned ANC delegates have shot themselves in the foot, got what they deserved'

'Banned ANC delegates have shot themselves in the foot, got what they deserved'

Deputy Editor of Financial Mail, Sikonathi Mantshantsha says branches were warned but did not listen, and he has no sympathy.

Adam Habib: Where would the money to fund free education come from?

Adam Habib: Where would the money to fund free education come from?

Vice-Chancellor of Wits University Adam Habib says Zuma's promise requires about R40 billion in order to be fulfilled.

[LISTEN] 'I never wanted to be President, I was not ambitious'

[LISTEN] 'I never wanted to be President, I was not ambitious'

Listen to what President Zuma had to say on Friday at the #ANC54 Gala Dinner ahead of the elective conference.

JUST IN: Some delegates barred from voting #ANC54

JUST IN: Some delegates barred from voting #ANC54

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe announced that some delegates will not be able to vote in this weekend's elective conference.

Van Damme: De Lille has until Monday to respond to maladministration claims

Van Damme: De Lille has until Monday to respond to maladministration claims

The DA has suspended Patricia de Lille from party activities but Eusebius McKaiser says its statement 'is clear as mud'.

LISTEN: Father of drowned toddler speaks of dangers and heartbreak

LISTEN: Father of drowned toddler speaks of dangers and heartbreak

Connor Weber, fell unnoticed into a bin of water and drowned.

Predictably awesome new Nando's ad reminds South Africans ‘we can fix our sh$t’

Predictably awesome new Nando's ad reminds South Africans ‘we can fix our sh$t’

Watch the Guptas pack their bags and run in Nando's inspiring new advertisement.