SABC newsroom, sexual harassment inquiries to start in July

SABC newsroom, sexual harassment inquiries to start in July

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has launched two commissions of inquiry, Group CEO Nomsa Philiso said on Thursday.

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The commissions will look into alleged editorial interference in the SABC newsroom as well as alleged sexual harassment at the public broadcaster.


Philiso addressed the media at the SABC headquarters in Auckland Park Johannesburg on Thursday.


The newsroom inquiry will not only probe political influence but also interference by other bodies like NGO's and advertisers.


"What it does for us, it is starting to set the tone as we are heading towards the elections we should be beyond reproach,” said Philiso. 


She said the sexual harassment inquiry will be as broad as possible.


"Including those unwelcomed gestures, whether it is touching... we are going to make sure we follow this through to the extent of the law."  


The public broadcaster is yet to confirm who will chair the two inquiries.


Philiso says a draft report is expected to be ready by August 8 and will be made available to the public.


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