Top SABC man hasn't got matric

2012-01-29 09:56

Johannesburg - A leading candidate for the post of SABC chief operating officer lacks a matric certificate as well as top management experience, the Sunday Independent reported.

Despite being the second most powerful post at the organisation, the job was only advertised internally, and applicants had just three working days to apply, according to the newspaper.

Hlaudi Motsoeneng, currently an SABC employee, was reportedly being favoured for the job despite his lack of qualifications and experience.

SA Broadcasting Corporation CEO Lulama Mokhobo told the paper the job did not require a degree, but an understanding of how business operations were run.

"It does not require a degree to run a business operation. That does not require an MBA. Anybody internally can apply for this job," she was quoted as saying.

Motsoeneng declined to comment.

According to a KPMG probe he lied about having a matric certificate when he applied to be news executive for the broadcaster's Bloemfontein office several years ago.

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