Sony South Africa is restructuring and will close its consumer audio/visual (CAV) business unit, Htxt reported on Wednesday, 29 October 2014.
The CAV unit looks after Sony products such as cameras, televisions, and home audio.
Other divisions such as PlayStation (distributed by Ster-Kinekor) and Sony Mobile will not be affected, Htxt reported.
Htxt went on to quote a Sony spokesperson as saying that the brand is not withdrawing from the country, and the company is looking into a new business model for some of Sony’s CAV products.
All employees in the division will be affected, with Sony telling Htxt that up to 57 jobs could be lost during the restructuring.
Other details around the restructuring remain sketchy, and Sony could not immediately be reached for comment.
Employees authorised to comment apparently knock off at 15:45 on Wednesdays.