Zuma approves SABC interim board

2013-04-08 22:17

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma has endorsed the interim SABC board recommended by Parliament, the communications department said on Monday.

The interim board comprises chairperson Zandile Tshabalala, her deputy Noluthando Gosa, economist Iraj Abedian, former public service commission member Vusumzi Mavuso, and chartered accountant Ronnie Lubisi.

Last month, Parliament adopted a resolution to dissolve the SABC board and recommended an interim board to guide the public broadcaster.

"The next process is that the board now deals with the day-to-day strategic issues that the SABC board has to deal with," department spokesperson Siyabulela Qoza said.

Qoza said Communications Minister Dina Pule met the interim board during bilateral meetings on Thursday. The interim board can sit for only six months.

Parliament is now expected to initiate a public process of inviting people to serve on a permanent board, and interviewing them.

In March, Zuma accepted the resignations of most members of the SABC board, including chairperson Ben Ngubane and his deputy Thami ka Plaatjie.

He later received and accepted the resignations of Lumko Mtimde, John Danana, Cedric Gina, Desmond Golding, Cawe Mahlati, and Noluthando Gosa.

The exodus followed a row between Ngubane and the board, reportedly about acting chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng's tenure.

  • danie.malan - 2013-04-08 22:44

    Chapter 346 of the fun and games saga...

  • Cane Corso - 2013-04-08 22:50

    Who cares. No one with any self respect and brains even watch the propaganda banana tv farce. Besides. Just another bunch of partisan crony comrade appointees to support the cANCerous regime. Waste of taxpayers funds. Privatise this entity along with the 500 other bleeding state/parasitical entities that's bleeding this country dry. BASTA!!!

      Jenifer Johnstone - 2013-04-09 08:14

      tums down it is evident you were educated by the present government

      Ernica Stanford - 2013-04-09 09:30

      I fully agree. The only time we will see improvement in the SABC is if it gets privatised. Other than that they may as well all go home and let Chimpanzees run the place. I'm sure they would do a much better job. The SABC is a running joke!

  • mlondolozi.matshini - 2013-04-08 23:24

    I'm watching music lounge for the first tme in 48 months. They still play the very same playilist as last time I watched. Enough said.

      Ernica Stanford - 2013-04-09 09:41

      Let's not even go there. Have you seen the 30-40yr old movies. And the series that were bought by SABC 30 yrs ago and being repeated now. 90% of SABC is repeats of repeats of repeats. I've never seen anything so ridiculous. Even the 30-40yr old movies are repeated every second month. They have no pride whatsoever, but then again who can have pride in a broadcasting station like this. If it wasn't so annoying it would be funny. Everyone should stop paying their licenses and get a modem and watch overseas internet broadcasting.

  • firmsly.kabelo - 2013-04-08 23:30

    Same old story.

  • Jenifer Johnstone - 2013-04-09 00:28

    me personally ive never bought a television but i gt letters claiming thousands of rands owing to sabc

  • Tendani Elvis Ramano - 2013-04-09 01:50

    Hhahaha@jamba.u made me laugh non stop.s always,same old tricks.i wonder if our president ever take note of what he is doing.he aproves/empoy and it/they fails and he does it again or form a commision of enquiery just to waste taxpayers gat voldont even trust him and his parlimentareians as all they care about is to let things fail or damage and then try to fix after or inquire how it damaged.this board he aproved are the to maket their egos and move on to private sectors.sabc wil remain a joke till the right peoples r employed and left to do their job without any interferance from the political parties.i dnt even see how our money is used except paying fat salaries and playing repeat programmes.

      Geoff O'Connell - 2013-04-09 07:41

      well said Tendani, you are on the money!!! Think you should submit your CV for the position!!

      Thanduxolo Galada - 2013-04-09 08:30

      Your spelling and grammar is horrific, I don't judge you sir but please. Find a dictionary cause I can't make out what you're saying.

  • Shuman - 2013-04-09 02:02

    The Zipper looks like his taking stain. Eish. Though it was an easy job.

  • Allan Rosenberg - 2013-04-09 05:03

    This has to be a joke. Come now folks - this is an April Fool joke. You set up a board to manage a board. You can't be serious ?

  • Nols Combrink - 2013-04-09 06:12

    Okay so he can appoint an interim board for the SABC but not head to the Special Investigations Unit

  • Cane Corso - 2013-04-09 06:27

    Another bunch of crony cANCer appointees. Who cares. Except for the knowledge that the taxpayers have to foot the bill for another round of clowns to help screw up another parastatal. Retarded system.

  • Wayne Anthony Faulds - 2013-04-09 07:47

    Would love to see the cv's of these folk.

  • Lynn Hattingh - 2013-04-09 08:10

    Who cares? Both Zuma and the SABC are useless!

  • randomhero6661 - 2013-04-09 08:13

    Zuma: i ap ? apr aproof this board... someone else: but the don't know what white noise is? Zuma: now that is racist!!!

  • clifford.d.viljoen - 2013-04-09 08:17

    Another ABBC board!! All black broadcasting corporation!! Have the Kiwis got something tp do with this??

  • Winifred Watson - 2013-04-09 09:35

    Of course Zuma approves, he made the original selection, so they are just following his orders. When the right people are placed in the right jobs and not placed their for a reason, that will be the day that hell freezes over. Thats why our Country is in such a mess.

  • Sabelo Lex Mthembu - 2013-04-09 10:14

    SABC feed us nonsense. Zero interest whatsoever. They'd know how little we care if they were to make SABC optional. They'd have below average ratings.

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