William Saunderson-Meyer
3 minute read
21 Nov 2020
5:25 am

Unlike SABC, the CCMA is a govt ‘special case’ with merit

William Saunderson-Meyer

'Nothing falling under the department of labour works — the Unemployment Insurance Fund doesn’t work, the Compensation Fund doesn’t work. The only thing that works they are now going to destroy.'

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They are “special cases”, every one of them. Every week they shuffle into the media spotlight, each one in turn wheedling for more. Every ministry, every state agency, every overstaffed and underperforming creation of a government whose most obvious driving force has been the creation of sinecures for cadres. They’re all there, plucking at the taxpayer sleeve, demanding more dosh, failing which the sky will fall. This week, it was the turns of the public broadcaster (SABC) and the Council for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA). Both are in dire straits. The SABC has been limping from bailout to bailout...