Johannesburg – The notion that there were irregularities at play whenever black people earned more money should be dispelled, the SABC’s chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng said when asked about salary increase of nearly R1 million.
“It is not a sin for a black person to earn more money, people… when you work hard at the SABC, you are rewarded,” he told journalists at a briefing in Johannesburg on the public broadcaster’s 2014/2015 financial report.
People were paid according to SABC policy, he said.
“If someone performs well, and comes up with a R1 billion revenue, why should we not reward them? The payments would be of grave concern if they were not in line with our policy on benefits and salary increases”.
The financial report showed that the broadcaster incurred a R401 million loss, while Motsoeneng’s annual pay package shot up to R3.78 million a year.