This comes after their march to the SABC offices in Hatfield, Pretoria, today against the relocation. MPHOKOKA1
A group of Ndebele language and cultural organisations held a meeting with the SABC board today to express their disapproval of the relocation of Ikwekwezi FM from Pretoria to Auckland Park, Johannesburg.
The organisations, which include KwaNdebele Coalition for Injustices, VUKO, Moloto Rail Concern Residents, Kings Delegation, Ubukhosi baMaNdebele and other formations, said the Ikwekwezi FM, the Ndebele language radio station, should remain in Pretoria or be moved to KwaMhlanga, Mpumalanga.
March organiser Hotlot Masemula told SowetanLIVE that they had a meeting with the SABC board this afternoon at the public broadcaster’s Hatfield offices.“We met with sosdme members of the SABC executive board. We told them what we want. We told them we want it [public broadcaster] to serve the interests of the KwaNdebele people,” said Masemula.
Masemula said they didn’t go to the department of communications office as planned.“We will set a special day to go there. The conclusion of our meeting was that the SABC will communicate with us within the next 14 days on how this matter can be solved to everybody’s satisfaction. We agreed that they should talk to us as stakeholders before making any decisions,” said Masemula. headtopics.com
SABC spokesperson Mmoni Seapolelo confirmed that a consultation meeting took place between the public broadcaster and the cultural formations. “It must be noted that the decision to consider relocating SABC's Pretoria office to Auckland Park is part of the much-needed cost-saving initiatives to protect future jobs. The Pretoria office is an additional cost burden, while there is extensive office and studio capacity at Auckland Park," said Seapolelo.
Seapolelo said the SABC is committed to preserving and promoting its various radio and television platforms. Read more: Sowetan LIVE »
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March to prevent SABC plan to move Ikwekwezi to JoburgA group of Ndebele language and cultural organisations are marching to the SABC and department of communications offices today against the relocation of Ikwekwezi FM from Pretoria to Auckland Park, Johannesburg. MPHOKOKA1
March to prevent SABC plan to move Ikwekwezi to JoburgSABC chief operations officer Ian Plaatjes has confirmed that the decision to move the station and personnel to Johannesburg was a business decision aimed at cutting costs, as reported by SABC in March. MPHOKOKA1
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