SABC interim board on cards

2017-01-26 06:01
Portfolio Committee on Communications Chairperson Humfrey Maxegwana said political parties must submit names of people to be part of the interim SABC board.  Photo: Lindile Mbontsi

Portfolio Committee on Communications Chairperson Humfrey Maxegwana said political parties must submit names of people to be part of the interim SABC board. Photo: Lindile Mbontsi

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

OUT with the old, in with the new!

This was the feeling at parliament’s portfolio committee on communications yesterday as chairman Humphrey Maxegwana gave the green light to political parties to present the names of candidates to establish an interim SABC board.

Meeting for the first time in 2017, members agreed that political parties should promote five people to serve on the
interim board.

“Parties will go back and discuss their names and then those names will go to the chief whips’ forum where all chiefs will take part in looking at the names,” said Maxegwana.

The names agreed to will then be brought to the committee, which will again look at the names and make recommendations.

All members present at the meeting agreed.

Two committees sat simultaneously as the ad hoc committee probing the SABC’s affairs continued.

The chairman of the committee, Vincent Smith, said they were expecting to finalise and adopt the draft of the inquiry report by the end of the week.

The two committees are working towards restoring order at the SABC. The public broadcaster has not been able to function properly due to several troubling issues.

The former management was accused of unnecessary expenditure, corruption, censorship and other allegations that crippled the organisation.

The Auditor-General’s report last year disclosed irregular expenditure at the SABC.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
ADVERTORIAL
Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

/News
 

Man scores date with tennis superstar after Twitter bet

It’s a modern day Cinderella story, but one American man took ‘shoot your shot’ seriously in 2017.

 
 

You won't want to miss...

6 myths about male cancer
Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
5 top leg exercises for men
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.