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Bosasa did not donate to SABC 8

In response to an allegation published by TimesLive that Bosasa "appears" to have donated R100,000 to a crowdfunding campaign for the SABC 8 journalists, the South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) would like to clarify the following:
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"We have had the opportunity to go through every of the 394 donations made in July 2016 to the cause and could not find any donation from Bosasa and/or a person connected to Bosasa or a donation for R100,000.

"Only one donation of over R100,000 was made and that was not from Bosasa or a person connected to the company," the Forum said.

Sanef has asked TimesLive for proof of the alleged payment and would like to reiterate that:
  • no donations were solicited from anyone for this cause and that the eight SABC journalists were never involved in or had access to the identities of the donors;
  • the crowdfunding campaign was started to support the SABC 8 after they were summarily dismissed by the SABC for standing up for journalistic principles and truth.

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