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Unions Push For SABC Blackout Against Retrenchments; Ramaphosa Confident of Vaccine Rollout



  • Union CWU expects a total blackout at state broadcaster SABC on Friday from 11am-2pm local time as part of renewed protest action.
    • SABC employees & union BEMAWU expected to hand over memorandum demanding a meeting with Ramaphosa to stop retrenchments, dissolve the SABC board and SABC to be placed under administration at the union building in Pretoria today.
    • SABC is currently under business rescue and trying to restructure its cost base in line with Govt's fiscal consolidation push - SABC news
  • Ramaphosa says the vaccine rollout will not be a problem after appointing Deputy president Mabuza as head of a new inter-ministerial task team designated to smooth and expedite the vaccine rollout/approval process through weekly meetings.
    • Opposition DA slams his appointment as political, saying Mabuza's poor track record citing corruption and political violence that took place in his tenure as Mpumalanga Premier, makes him ill-equipped to handle SA's most important task - News24
  • ANC SG Magashule says Friday's NEC meeting is not about him stepping aside, but rather about rebooting the economy - including support for businesses, townships and rural areas.
    • Some are skeptical of this, however, and we may see the topic partly addressed - BusinessDay
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