Friday, February 25, 2011

BREAKING. SABC gives Phumelele Ntombela-Mzimande, its ''chief people officer'' the boot after making her job redundant.

Phumelele Ntombela-Nzimande is out at the SABC with the South African public broadcaster's ''chief people officer'' who got the boot.

Phumelele Ntombela-Nzimande, one of the highest paid employees of the SABC, was told that her position is being made redundant and that her position no longer fits in with the SABC's new strategic turnaround plan. She is the wife of the minister of higher education, Blade Nzimande. Mail & Guardian was first to report Phumelele Ntombela-Nzimande's retrenchment who earned R1,7 million per year according to the SABC's annual report.

The SABC is still deeply in the red and is projecting a loss of R103 million for the year ending March 2011.