Earlier today the Deputy Minister of Communications, Pinky Kekana noted with great concern the findings and recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry into sexual harassment at the SABC.
In a letter to the Board Chairperson Mr Bongumusa Makathini, the Deputy Minister commended the initiation of the inquiry and expressed concern about the manner in which Human Resource executives have been implicated in the report.
“A failure to act by such senior executives on sexual harassment allegations, creates an environment wherein, women are rendered powerless and incapable of asserting their rights,” said the Deputy Minister.
In addition the Deputy Minister called upon the SABC to investigate the pay gap between men and women in the same positions and or line of work, with the aim of correcting this if there are discrepancies. “It is important for public institutions of this nature to hold up the best values of our society, chief amongst those being a concerted and tangible commitment towards gender equality,” added Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana.