SABC choir shocker

2013-09-17 11:19
Cape Town – The SABC’s in-house choir costs the South African public broadcaster R2m per year.

The SABC choir, which performed at the memorial service for Vuyo Mbuli and the launch event of the SABC's 24-hour news channel this year, cost the SABC R2.1m for the 2012/2013 financial year.

The choir uses 25 freelancers who are each paid R10 000 per month.

The SABC choir has been costing the SABC R286 000 per month since April, the Minister of Communications Yunus Carrim, told parliament last week when the SABC presented its annual financial report.

Money is spent on uniforms and transport costs.

The 25 freelancers are each paid R1 000 per rehearsal. There are 10 rehearsals per month, which amounts  to R10 000 per freelancer per month.

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