SABC: money for nothing
NO WONDER the SABC is down the tube for nearly R1 billion when it has to fork out more than R11 million to end the contract of a suspended CEO who didn’t work for 18 months but still got full pay. Of course, asking who is to be blamed for the huge loss is only a diversion to confuse the people.
Before the call went out for 15 new board members, the government had struggled in the past to get enough applicants to fill the posts.
Not so this time, 150 candidates were announced on the radio before a shout from the back said, “over 200”.
Government appointees like these believe that they should be paid the same as in private enterprise.
Private enterprises pay big salaries only because they make big profits. If they made a loss of R1m, they would be out on their ear with hardly a cent. However, in government jobs, they don’t measure performance.
Let’s hope that after (Archbishop Emeritus) Desmond Tutu’s praises, our president will avoid political appointees, nepotism, and cronies.
Do the right thing and appoint the most capable person for the job.