Cape Town - Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has promised that the SABC could get a bailout as early as next week.
This comes after her discussions with Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on Friday on a rescue package for the public broadcaster.
The SABC is requiring a total bailout of R6.8 billion, but needs R3.5bn immediately to be able to stay afloat until September.
Ndabeni-Abrahams said Mboweni had committed to helping the broadcaster.
In his pre-budget speech in February, Mboweni told the media that the SABC would need R6.8bn to continue functioning.