President considering SABC board recommendations

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

President Jacob Zuma is still considering the recommendation received from the National Assembly of the names of persons recommended for appointment to the board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

On 7 March this year, the National Assembly recommended the dissolution of the board of the SABC and the appointment of the interim SABC board.

President Zuma subsequently appointed an interim board for a period not exceeding six months.

The term of office of the SABC interim board comes to an end on 26 September 2017.

“The President has thanked the outgoing members of the interim board for their service and contribution to the governance of the public broadcaster,” the Presidency said on Tuesday.

The National Assembly has recommended Khanyisile Kweyama, Mathatha Tsedu, Michael Markovitz, Nomvuyiso Batyi, Rachel Kalidass, Victor Rambau, John Matisonn, Jack Phalane, Dinkwanyane Mohuba, Bongumusa Makhathini, Krish Naidoo and Febe Potgieter-Gqubule to serve on the board. 

The recommendation were sent to the President for approval. -

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