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The public broadcaster announced in August that it had met with unions to inform them it was contemplating implementing Section 189 of the Labour Relations Act as part of a number of cost-cutting measures.

One of these measures would be retrenchments as the SABC currently has a salary bill of R3.1 billion.

Makhathini admitted that cutting the SABC salary bill was one of the board turnaround strategies.