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No basis to suspend Motsoeneng, says SABC

2014-07-05 07:25

Cape Town - There is no basis to suspend controversial SABC acting chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, SABC board chairperson Zandile Tshabalala told MPs on Friday night.

"We don't have a basis for suspension because... in our case he performs," Tshabalala said, briefing a joint sitting of Parliament's communications, and telecommunications and postal services committees.

"He has even gone to a role which isn't his role of raising funding for the SABC," Tshabalala said.

In a report released in February, titled "When governance and ethics fail", Public Protector Thuli Madonsela found that Motsoeneng's appointment at the public broadcaster and his salary progression were irregular.

Motsoeneng was also investigated for fraudulently misrepresenting his qualifications to the SABC, including claiming that he had passed matric when he applied for employment.

Madonsela concluded that Motsoeneng irregularly and rapidly increased the salaries of various staff members, resulting in the state broadcaster footing a salary bill escalation of R29m.

She recommended that the SABC board institute corrective action against the "dishonest" Motsoeneng.

Madonsela urged then Communications Minister Yunus Carrim to take urgent steps to fill the COO post within 90 days. The 90-day deadline has since lapsed.

The SABC has until August 16 to submit its response to Madonsela's office.

"We deem ourselves to be law-abiding citizens and for that reason if the public protector produces any suspicious information about any individual or business, it doesn't necessary mean it's bible," Tshabalala said, explaining her interpretation of the findings to MPs.

"The public protector is saying look at your house. There are these allegations. What are you saying about it?"

Tshabalala called on MPs, some of whom challenged the decision to keep Motsoeneng on as acting COO, to act with "maturity" and "consistency" when dealing with issues raised by the public protector.

"We can't cast judgment before there is a response from the SABC on all the allegations levelled against the SABC," she said.

Tshabalala told MPs she was confident they would meet the August 16 deadline.

Carrim's successor, Faith Muthambi, said urgent attention was being paid to matters raised by the public protector.

"I have instructed the SABC to fully respond to the issues raised by the public protector. They will be submitting a report to me on the 20th of July so that I can satisfy myself that there is full compliance with the public protector's report," Muthambi said.

Muthambi met the board on Tuesday and insisted remedial action proposed in Madonsela's report must be taken.

"They [SABC board] informed me they obtained legal advice on the implementation of the recommendations of the public protector's report.

"They also told me the human resource issues raised by the public protector are being fully addressed... by the board."

Muthambi and Tshabalala were responding to demands by opposition party MPs that Motsoeneng be replaced.

"Those were damning findings by the public protector. A person admitted to lying about his qualifications," charged Economic Freedom Fighters MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.

"When is Mr Hlaudi being fired. I don't even think he must be here."

Motsoeneng chuckled in his bench as Ndlozi and other opposition MPs called for his head.

Comments
  • Simon Ramapuputla - 2014-07-05 07:38

    Lol, who is Thuli? Oh that lady we defeated on 7 May 2014. She must just resign and allow us to move South Africa forward.

      Gerrie Malan - 2014-07-05 07:49

      You made a mistake. It's not "move". The correct word is "shove" - over the edge to destruction.

      lacrimosewolf - 2014-07-05 07:51

      The Public Protector is appointed by the President subsequent to the approval by Parliament (by a 75% majority) of a candidate nominated by a joint committee of the Houses of Parliament.

      Simon Ramapuputla - 2014-07-05 07:51

      Leonardb1,Pres Zuma is not educated but he is doing a great job. You don't need education to be wise.

      Elsje Cilliers - 2014-07-05 07:55

      Dear mister Simon. How dare you say things like that about Mrs Thuli Madonsela. She is the bravest woman, the bravest person, that I know. She is not afraid to stand up for what is right, she is not afraid of intimidation or of the ANC, although her office doesn't get nearly enough money to do their job. You just don't like her because she is unmasking the ANC as corrupt villians. And she has an education. Remove the uneducated SABC guy, and give the money to the public protector's office, sothat they can do their job!

      Simon Ramapuputla - 2014-07-05 07:58

      @lacrimosewold Thuli challenged ANC, she has been defeated. She can only now serve DA and Media agenda. This is not good for the country. She will have a difficult 2 years, it is better to get someone who will not be political in that office but do their job and expose corruption.

      Tshivhenga Ndoe - 2014-07-05 08:01

      Leonardbs and his sick cat You are just a filthy racist, who just can't help yourself insulting the MAJORITY of South Africans Let me remind you that your pathethic little party, after 104 years ONLY got a mere 22% of the vote Which means that.........78 %........of voters DO NOT agree with you, nor want you to make ANY decisions on our behalf So, please do us all a favour, and keep your racists comments to yourself

      Simon Ramapuputla - 2014-07-05 08:02

      Else bravest women, who is scared of Helen Zille you must be joking

      Andrew Honiball - 2014-07-05 08:12

      So, you defeated the public? She is our protector and our mouthpiece. So the government defeated and ignores the public. SA is in serious trouble.

      Simon Ramapuputla - 2014-07-05 08:13

      Emone show me 1 appointment in the western province legislature that is not political then we can talk

      lacrimosewolf - 2014-07-05 08:21

      Hahaha the detractors are so funny. The Protector has her job through a majority vote of Parliament. ANC has the majority vote in Parliament and got that majority through the votes of 62% of the people. So you admit that the ANC is not representing the wishes of 62% of the people! :)

      Simon Ramapuputla - 2014-07-05 08:22

      Andrew, the correct word is used to be our mouth piece. Now she spit venom against the ANC.

      Chris Whittaker - 2014-07-05 08:23

      I hope Thuli does resign and join a decent opposition party. She really could be our first female president. The ANC ignore her recommendations so she might as well stop wasting her time on those CLOWNS.

      Michael Kleber - 2014-07-05 08:29

      Simon to be a policeman min requirement matric most jobs require that , to run a country a std 2 ? With regards to SABC head lying on a CV is acceptable ? That's dishonest , you don't place a premium on honesty ? But it's fine our govt doesn't either

      BenR - 2014-07-05 08:30

      By undisciplined management like the previous regime? Learning from the masters? I believe we fought for better!

      Simon Ramapuputla - 2014-07-05 08:30

      Chris Jesus is not about to come, ask Helen. Thuli will never be SA president

      Chris Whittaker - 2014-07-05 08:34

      Simon I never said anything about Helen but its good to see who you consider to be a decent opposition party.

      Simon Ramapuputla - 2014-07-05 08:39

      Jannie sorry, the good she used to do, was damaged when she challenged ANC and tried to cost it votes. ANC is bigger than her

      sxp - 2014-07-05 08:40

      You can never defeat truth and the truth is that the ANC is a criminal organization and by extension you are a criminal as well, as you voted for them.

      Tshivhenga Ndoe - 2014-07-05 09:06

      Chris ""I hope Thuli does resign............."""" The sooner the better This poppy likes the limelight too much, and enjoys playing party politics Let me remind you, what Thuli Madonsela said only a few weeks ago: 9th June 2014 """"""PRESIDENCY DOES CO-OPERATE""""" " It isuntrue that thepresidency does not heed the findings of the Public Protector, incumbent Thuli Mondasela said on Monday There were only three reports in the last five years on which presidential action was still being awaited, she said in Kempton Park A perception is developing that the presidency does notimplement the remedial action I take as mandaded by section 182 (1)(C) of theconstitution THIS CANNOT BE ANY FURTHER OF THE TRUTH These are the words ofyour own stupid poppy Take her For your pathethic DA party He will fit in nicely And SA will be the better for it ? .

      Tiekie Black - 2014-07-05 10:03

      one day is one day! some anc supporters eyes are opening and see them selfs for what they are! get your passport ready cause soon you will have to go work in zim or malawi just to get work

      Linds Ron-House - 2014-07-05 13:59

      The SABC chairman's explanation has no basis. Motsoeneng should not be suspended for poor performance, but for misrepresenting his qualifications; irregularly increasing salaries of employees close to him and his own salary; and for being dishonest. It has nothing to do with performance.

      Utopian Indigent - 2014-07-05 17:41

      Performs?!? SABC is a mess and blatantly contravenes laws, including not suspending Hlaudi who committed fraud with his application. What a great message to South Africa: fraud is good, people. Poor performance is good as long as you do exactly what Nkandla-Zuma says. I thought I could not be even more disgusted by the SABC, but now I am. The "not so clever voters" (Zuma's words) don't have a clue what they voted for.

      Utopian Indigent - 2014-07-05 17:42

      Tshivhenga Ndoe and Simon Ramapoeputla speak the words of racists. But are they really, or are they jokers?

      Tina-Marie Trevenen - 2014-07-06 14:55

      Hows this quote from Simple Simon; "When is Thuli Madonsela leaving the office? She has taken an opposition stand and ANC will no longer take him serious. How dare she compare us with battered women in a relationship for voting ANC." Not too bright neh? LMAO at your ignorance. Thuli Madonsella is female, therefore she not a he. The position of Public Protector is not political and she does not owe allegiance to any political party. "The position of Public Protector he mandate of the Public Protector is to strengthen constitutional democracy by investigating and redressing improper and prejudicial conduct, maladministration and abuse of power in state affairs; resolving administrative disputes or rectifying any act or omission in administrative conduct through mediation, conciliation or negotiation; advising on appropriate remedies or employing any other expedient means; reporting and recommending; advising and investigating violations of the Executive Members Ethics Act of 1994; resolving disputes relating to the operation of the Promotion of Access to Information Act of 2000, and discharging other responsibilities as mandated by legislation." So, if the rabid supporters of the ANC want her to resign because she has caught too many of your comrades with their paws in the cookie jar, that would prove just how corrupt the ANC leadership have become.

  • Moipone Tau - 2014-07-05 07:38

    What??? You are kidding me !! As long as number 1 is the Press Hlaudi goes no where ? When expelled he can also form a political party Free State are you De ee Party!!

  • Moipone Tau - 2014-07-05 07:39

    What??? You are kidding me !! As long as number 1 is the Press Hlaudi goes no where ? When expelled he can also form a political party Free State are you De ee Party!!

  • Moipone Tau - 2014-07-05 07:39

    What??? You are kidding me !! As long as number 1 is the Press Hlaudi goes no where ? When expelled he can also form a political party Free State are you De ee Party!!

  • Themba M Chonco - 2014-07-05 07:43

    The comments that the Chairperson has uttered shows ignorance of the highest order in SABC.How can someone claim that Hlaud is performing ,knowing very well that he got the job dubiously.He is a criminal for his fake CV

  • Rene Baldie - 2014-07-05 07:46

    The f..g arrogance defies belief!

      Simon Ramapuputla - 2014-07-05 07:53

      HLAUDI is going nowhere he still have a lot to offer for our ppl

      Erna Westdyk - 2014-07-05 08:01

      @Simon - sure, look how well the SABC is doing!

  • Bhekisisa Shezi - 2014-07-05 07:50

    thuli madonsela is making our country poor they earn for nothing,which rulings she made were taken serious?She shuld be fired.

      Elsje Cilliers - 2014-07-05 08:02

      Again, How dare you say things like that about Mrs Thuli Madonsela. She is the bravest woman, the bravest person, that I know. She is not afraid to stand up for what is right, she is not afraid of intimidation or of the ANC, although her office doesn't get nearly enough money to do their job. You just don't like her because she is unmasking the ANC as corrupt villians. And she has an education. Remove the uneducated SABC guy, and give the money to the public protector's office, sothat they can do their job!

      Simon Ramapuputla - 2014-07-05 08:25

      She is accepting donations from USA and Germany. I think even DA is donating to her

      Lwandile Mabusela - 2014-07-05 08:36

      Do you know and understand her constitutional mandate? Don't you think you should be blocked for commenting crap on N24

      sxp - 2014-07-05 08:41

      No, you are an idiot who hate law.

      Michael Wilson - 2014-07-05 15:10

      You see the law as your enemy, and there is nothing else than anyone needs to know about you.

      Tina-Marie Trevenen - 2014-07-06 14:45

      @ Simple Simon - wipe your keyboard , its floating in all the SH*T you are typing.

      Sandy Ogle - 2014-07-09 14:02

      I am almost inclined to agree "public Protector" is a smoke screen.Not that this office or this lady in her capacity is not doing what she was hired to do on the contrary she does it too well.

  • Sthe Sa Mthombeni - 2014-07-05 07:53

    The role of opposition is to oppose anything, they don't mind to ask "WHAT POLICE ARE DOING TO THIS FLY WHICH IS FLYING IN THE HOUSE" in the eyes of opposition nothing is good. So let me help them, Hlaudi Motsoeneng is there to stay. Since that they are closed to the Ocean, they can do themselves a big favour by throwing themselves into the OCEAN.

      Elsje Cilliers - 2014-07-05 08:09

      Wanting people to jump into the ocean just because they are the oposition? Isn't that hate speech? Aren't they allowed to live in this DEMOCRATIC country and have a free opinion? And strive towards what is right?

      Michael Wilson - 2014-07-05 15:12

      No Elsje, it's just the natural response of an immature mentality which feels both threatened and out of its depth. Everything that you can't understand becomes your enemy.

  • nqobile.majola - 2014-07-05 07:56

    I realy dnt c y he must be suspended if he performs well,let him keep the the job,matric Certificate is just a piece of paper,at work w hv a guy who isn't black with no matric in Exec.level,he works so hard n performs Y do I to hate on him just bcos I hv degree?

      Erna Westdyk - 2014-07-05 07:58

      Does the fact that he is a liar not bother you at all?

      Elsje Cilliers - 2014-07-05 08:06

      Ok, he might be smart, but what about the people who are smarter? People who worked hard for years to get a degree, maybe even made debt to be able to get the degree to get a good job. He didn't work hard to get that, yet he gives himself a raise of millions, while people with degrees, who work hard and are honest, don't get 10% of that. No, they start with less than an uneducated miner. How is that right?

      Andrew Honiball - 2014-07-05 08:20

      Maybe if he, and you, had matric you would be able to write complete words? He is not performing. There is not one programme that I would degrade myself to watch on SABC.

      Lwandile Mabusela - 2014-07-05 08:34

      Is playing the very same programmes now and then performing? SABC yama repeats. He committed fraud when he claimed that he has a Matric

      sxp - 2014-07-05 08:43

      He is a liar and therefor should be fired as he effectively got this job via fraud, thus denying someone else who deserved the position on merit.

      Isaac Monnapula Mokwene - 2014-07-05 09:26

      LoL Nqobile no one is against people doing a good work but there's people qualified for that job,I don't get how people encourage childreng to go to school and then come up and say things like this. Obviously your construction of english says a lot about your level of education,so I suggest you finish your matric 1st,wait for someone who doesn't have it,take your job and you would then know how do we feel about Hlaudi's situation. The guy is a fraud to start with,he lied about his qualifications,capable or not,that's fraud and that says a lot about him.

      Utopian Indigent - 2014-07-05 17:49

      Hlaudi openly committed fraud. That is not how the public is served, and he is supposedly a public servant. I don't know what is more despicable, the SABC's fraud, the SABC's programmes or the SABC's criminal supporters.

  • Erna Westdyk - 2014-07-05 07:56

    There we go - proof that the ANC condones fraud and lying. And we should believe the president when he says they want to eradicate corruption. I don't think so. This kind of thinking pervades the ANC.

  • Marc Anthony Webb - 2014-07-05 08:04

    @ Simon your perception of moving forward Is distorted the SABC the mouth piece of the CancER Regime has done a sterling job convincing you forward in your mind is actually backwards at a rapid rate of knots...

  • Maru Sebata - 2014-07-05 08:19

    Normalizing the abnormal ! The act of presenting false qualifications constitute irrevocable breach of trust by Motsweneng ! Tshabalala'scomments exhibit worrying element immaturity & politcal pressure occlude his intellectual judgement !

  • Bhekisisa Shezi - 2014-07-05 08:23

    which other law enforcement agency agrees with that of thuli rulings?this office is costly useless

      Lwandile Mabusela - 2014-07-05 08:31

      Yes that SABC office is useless

  • Here,There and Everywhere - 2014-07-05 08:34

    I was qualified than my ex-white manager. Hlaudi is doing a great job there. There are lots of local contents on SABC and this has created many jobs. Keep him. I watch SABC programmes than DSTV gossips about celebrities. What do I benefit by watching what Australian chefs drive?

      Julian Edward Frost - 2014-07-05 17:50

      A great job? Stop smoking your socks. The SABC is rubbish.

  • sxp - 2014-07-05 08:39

    Really? then you are an idiot.

  • Bhekisisa Shezi - 2014-07-05 08:47

    neither the court of law nor any other law enforcement agencies takes thuli,s rulings seriosly

      Alex Alexander - 2014-07-09 08:33

      Party politics mustn't blind you to discern between what is right or wrong. We need to advocate for what is right always so that we advance our country forward. We need people of Thuli's calibre who isn't afraid to stand for the truth. If somebody is wrong he/she must be dismissed as that person doesn't deserve to be a servant of the people.

  • Justice Mogajane - 2014-07-05 09:03

    Some people are naturally SMART and INTELLIGENT and THINKERS and natural born leaders . He don't need matric paperS 2 lead SABC . And ZUMA did'nt need DEGREES and DEPLOMAS papers to lead .

      Senolo George - 2014-07-05 09:14

      I wanda hw ppl differentiate a leader,a president,& educated prsn

      Utopian Indigent - 2014-07-05 17:53

      You are a disgrace to the name Justice, Mogajane. Everybody else who applied for that post suffered injustice. Furthermore the SABC condoned the slaughter of the people at Marikana and ignored their mandate during the elections. The whole SABC top management (who don't have personnel files proving their CV's, by the way) should be fired and prosecuted.

  • Kevin Marsh - 2014-07-05 09:07

    29 million and he has done nothing wrong . This government are first class poopalls.

  • Rick Lobb - 2014-07-05 09:13

    Mirroring the master(s) that he serves, I wonder whether this 'esteemed' and 'learnered' fellow has ANY post matric qualifications? In fact does this 'untouchable' even possess a matric?? Most of the rest of the cANCer cadre 'destroyers' don't, so why I suppose should 'it' !!!

  • Paljas Paljassie - 2014-07-05 09:13

    The public protector is the puppet. Nothing has ever happened on any of the investigations and proof given by her. All is pending. Come 16 Aug, it will be most probably be postpone again or all evidence dropped. Sorry, public protector, you are breathing down peoples necks while they keep on looting and laugh in your face.

  • Senolo George - 2014-07-05 09:25

    Evry1 mst have false qualifications,seems its llegal,no qualifications needed 4 any post,jst nepotism,even CRECHE CERTIFICATE can guarantee U,CEO position,lol,EDUCATION isnt a need in Mzanzi

  • Tiekie Black - 2014-07-05 09:26

    but why is he still there after they found out he altered hes CV

  • Russell Sibusiso Xaba - 2014-07-05 09:35

    What else they would have said except supporting/promoting their dirty political deployment. I don't know why they don't advise him to go back to school to finish grade 12 then via university for proper qualification for the COO post

      Senolo George - 2014-07-05 12:10

      No need 2 advice him 2 go 2 school,jst DEMOTION,school afterwards,simple...

  • Frank Jordaan - 2014-07-05 09:42

    Another incompetent and corrupt cadre with the right connections dancing to 'His Master's Voice'

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2014-07-05 09:45

    He lied about his qualifications,in well run organizations that would be enough reason to sack him. But since the SABC is anything but well run, he can stay.

  • Mark Liprini - 2014-07-05 09:48

    Cape Town - There is no basis to suspend controversial SABC acting chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, SABC board chairperson Zandile Tshabalala told MPs on Friday night. ..... So a CEO lying about his qualifications, enriching himself and cronies from the kitty, and gross mismanagement of public funds is thus acceptable to you Zandile?? Methinks you should be the next to step down if you condone this sort of unethical behavior in your top management.

      Nsovo Nick Rikhotso - 2014-07-05 12:22

      means there's something she's hiding,maybe also her she don't have metric

  • yandiz.sompini - 2014-07-05 09:51

    No basis?? Are u for real Chair??

  • Khuliso Mutsha - 2014-07-05 09:55

    Motsoeneng must judged on his performance, and not according to Thuli Madonsela, SABC must stand its ground.

      Julian Edward Frost - 2014-07-05 17:52

      What performance? The SABC is rubbish.

      Tina-Marie Trevenen - 2014-07-06 15:06

      SABC are on quick sand not terra firma! Until this man is fired they can forget me ever buying another TV license.

  • King Zamo Ngubane - 2014-07-05 10:03

    When a young man graduates from a university, he is told he cant get a job because he doesnt have experience. And when a man is doing a fantastic job with his experience yet without qualifications, he must be fired. What exactly do you want? Do you want someone with qualifications or someone with experience? We have many old white people in different companies who are holding positions because of experience yet without qualifications, must we fire them also? Western Cape is governed by white people and we are told they have experience (not necessary education), must we also fire them and get qualified people to run Western Cape? #experience vs education

      Russell Sibusiso Xaba - 2014-07-05 10:31

      I have been trying to read your essay but it just tasteless&sour there's no sense on it,your essay it just very long but for nothing.

      Mark Liprini - 2014-07-05 11:56

      King, you miss the point here, maybe intentionally huh? The issue is about Hlaudi Motsoeneng lying about his qualifications, misusing public funds and also for his own direct benefit, and his inability to do the job he was hired to do. And as if this is not enough Zandile Tshabalala appears to be saying that this sort of behavior by a top executive is acceptable. Doesn't this concern you?

      Tina-Marie Trevenen - 2014-07-06 15:11

      Fantastic job? Good heaven's - you do realised that this article is about the SABC? The same SABC that is constantly running at a LOSS and has huge staff problems and and and and. The problem is that this "young man" is not performing, added to which he is a fraud and a liar - not of the moral character one would expect in the position of COO. This has nothing to do with the Western Cape - the article is about the SABC and the fraud that holds the position of COO. Now keep to the subject or move along.

  • Bhekisisa Shezi - 2014-07-05 10:24

    Devil Alliance making a lot of noise

      Michael Wilson - 2014-07-05 15:16

      Does DA in your mind represent everybody who is against the corruption, lying, and idiot arrogance of folks like you? You don't have to be a DA supporter to spot a scumbag buddy, but it's interesting how your mind makes that connection.

      Tina-Marie Trevenen - 2014-07-06 15:12

      Grow up.

      Tina-Marie Trevenen - 2014-07-06 15:20

      @ Bhekisisa this is a copy of one of your FB posts "My friends I have a strong feeling that there is a sence of hatred,racism,inequality, etc,which is growing amongst our society.This tendency seeks to undermine the road that we have traveled as the country.We all fought for free non racial,democratic, society.And it is true that we cant fight what we hate and again adopt it.If all the races in our country including blacks and whites are not careful we culd mic the objectives that we all envisaged.There was a TRC which took place soon after the inception of our democracy which was led by Desmond Tutu,i think as SA we nid certain platforms like those to engaged one another and continue to root out any form of hatred or racism which still exists and is growing in our diverse society.The religious leaders can play critical role and become more vocal regarding these issues,which presents themselves in the form of politics.Hatred in the form of politics,Racism in the form of politics,shuld be totally condemned as we move forward.Media,social networks,etc have become the platform of those that hate free,non racial,democratic country which we all dreamt of.As we are already in the second phase of radical transformation i think we need to take these issues of racism very seriously. Nilale kahle nonke bangani bami and God bless you." Now tell me honestly, have you not made racist assumptions and been politically intolerant in your posts on News24 today? Practice what you preach.

  • dmatodes - 2014-07-05 10:53

    A

  • Lwando Barayi - 2014-07-05 10:56

    As much as I do not condone Motsoeneng's appointment without proper qualifications, people must not ignore the fact that big companies in the private sector are doing it. Did you know that majority of Branch Managers, Sales Managers, Reagional Managers, Chief Operating Officers, etc have matric, whereas Tellers, Clerks or Consultants have tertiary qualification? What I'm trying to say is, QBE (Qualified By Experience) degree is acceptable every where.

      Bhekisisa Shezi - 2014-07-05 11:33

      only them are allowed to

      Mark Liprini - 2014-07-05 12:00

      Lwando, as i said to King(above)the issue is about Hlaudi Motsoeneng lying about his qualifications, misusing public funds and also for his own direct benefit, and his inability to do the job he was hired to do. And as if this is not enough Zandile Tshabalala appears to be saying that this sort of behavior by a top executive is acceptable. The focus isn't on his qualifications but a much bigger issue of morals, ethics, integrity and accountability.

      Michael Wilson - 2014-07-05 15:18

      Yes, and in the private sector companies which realise massive losses year after year go under. Let's not compare the SABC to the real world.

      Tina-Marie Trevenen - 2014-07-06 15:24

      @ Bhekisisa this is a copy of one of your FB posts "My friends I have a strong feeling that there is a sence of hatred,racism,inequality, etc,which is growing amongst our society.This tendency seeks to undermine the road that we have traveled as the country.We all fought for free non racial,democratic, society.And it is true that we cant fight what we hate and again adopt it.If all the races in our country including blacks and whites are not careful we culd mic the objectives that we all envisaged.There was a TRC which took place soon after the inception of our democracy which was led by Desmond Tutu,i think as SA we nid certain platforms like those to engaged one another and continue to root out any form of hatred or racism which still exists and is growing in our diverse society.The religious leaders can play critical role and become more vocal regarding these issues,which presents themselves in the form of politics.Hatred in the form of politics,Racism in the form of politics,shuld be totally condemned as we move forward.Media,social networks,etc have become the platform of those that hate free,non racial,democratic country which we all dreamt of.As we are already in the second phase of radical transformation i think we need to take these issues of racism very seriously. Nilale kahle nonke bangani bami and God bless you." Now tell me honestly, have you not made racist assumptions and been politically intolerant in your posts on News24 today? Practice what you preach.

  • Allan Brits - 2014-07-05 11:15

    Now the anc ministers want to cyrh thulis powers

  • Allan Brits - 2014-07-05 11:16

    Now the cANCer ministers want to curb thuli powers which has been on the cards since nksndla report

  • Chol Mabeo - 2014-07-05 11:46

    Zandile wouldn't dare - she knows what awaits her should she touch him.

  • Rendani Nemavhidi - 2014-07-05 12:09

    No surprise here good governance, integrity and serving the public has never mattered in the public service. What matters is belonging to the right club. Very unfortunate for the country we must go back the drawing board.

  • Chol Mabeo - 2014-07-05 12:12

    TRUE - Providing false information on CV is enough basis for dismissal not suspension.

      louis.elst - 2014-07-05 12:18

      Not if you re a member of the ANC If it was any other citizen in SA he would be sent packing As a COO you would need a higher education any where in the world it seems that in SA qualifications he's no standing , it is clear to see that standards are falling in all sectors of business controlled by the ANC

  • sipho.masango.714 - 2014-07-05 12:18

    this is the the reason i don't pay my TV licence

  • Rendani Nemavhidi - 2014-07-05 12:20

    Many of us are missing the point here. The issue is not that competent people without qualifications should not be employed. The issue is about an individual competent or not misrepresenting his qualifications to get a job. What kind of country do we want to build?

  • Marianna Du Plessis - 2014-07-05 14:42

    Shocking to read about those just fine with lying, stealing, fraud, corruption and Zuma. Supporters of the lowest morals.

  • Piotr Podkowa - 2014-07-05 17:18

    Some ppl who defend this corrupt cocroaches are brain dead.

  • Utopian Indigent - 2014-07-05 17:40

    Performs?!? SABC is a mess and blatantly contravenes laws, including not suspending Hlaudi who committed fraud with his application. What a great message to South Africa: fraud is good, people. Poor performance is good as long as you do exactly what Nkandla-Zuma says. I thought I could not be even more disgusted by the SABC, but now I am.

  • Piotr Podkowa - 2014-07-05 17:42

    Corruption, tribalism, luck of education, denialism - perfect qualifications to take this country to the top....

  • Tshepo Kealogile - 2014-07-05 18:34

    Some people are still alive simply because it is illegal to shoot them

  • Adrian Woon - 2014-07-05 21:27

    Falsifying ones qualifications is usually grounds for instant dismissal.

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