SUSPENDED SABC group chief executive Dali Mpofu, who is fighting with
the public broadcaster to keep his job, will know his fate soon, writes Xolani Mbanjwa in the Cape Argus.

The chairwoman of the SABC interim board, Irene Charnley, said it also intended filling other "important" vacant posts – including that of head of news and current affairs – before its term ended in December.

Charnley was speaking on Tuesday at the National Press Club in Pretoria, where she said the board had been in talks with Mpofu.

The board also announced cost-cutting measures to help the SABC recover from its financial crisis.

Mpofu was suspended on full pay in May by the previous SABC board, which was recently disbanded.

Charnley said the board was not considering retrenching staff.

Cost-cutting measures included a ban on business class travel and ending satellite TV subscriptions for directors.

Charnley also said TV licence fees would increase by 11 percent immediately.