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Date: 20 Oct 2016
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Union resists bid to give Motsoeneng new job
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The Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) has vowed to challenge any decision to keep Hlaudi Motsoeneng at the SABC as the board of the public broadcaster scrambles to keep him in his position.

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#InnovationMonth: How RMB is banking on integrated advertising
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15 Sep 2016

Small business comes to new DStv channel weekend block, SME Zone
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Ice Town iconic landscape. Image credit: © Steve Brown, BBC Worldwide.
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