Communications Committee Postpones Shortlist of SABC Board Candidates

26 February 2019

The ANC Study Group on Communications welcomes the decision to put on hold the process of shortlisting of candidates to serve on the board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). The Portfolio Committee on Communications held extensive deliberations today on the process of filling the vacancies on the SABC Board. The rational of putting the shortlisting process on hold is informed by the committee decision to conduct exit interviews with those individuals who resigned from the current board.

“It is imperative that we embark on this exercise and interview those members who left so as to have a clearer understanding of the depth of the challenges they faced as board members and those faced by the SABC”, said ANC Whip for the Study Group on Communications, comrade Mziwamadoda Kalako.

In the meantime, the remaining four non-executive members in the current board will be invited to provide progress reports on investigations into board member Mr Dinkwanyane Mohuba’s qualifications; the turnaround strategy; labour relations issues and progress with implementing the recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on the SABC. The exit interviews of the board members who resigned will be conducted next Tuesday, 5 March 2019.

We are confident that the Minister of Communications, comrade Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams’ commitment to assist the SABC will bear fruit. The ANC is determined to ensure that due processes are followed to ensure the stabilization of the SABC.

Issued by the Whip of the ANC Study Group on Communications, comrade Mziwamadoda Kalako


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