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Through a Sens announcement, Ascendis announced that John A Bester retired from the board as chair and independent non-executive director and would be replaced by Andrew Marshall.
The appointment of Keabetswe Modimeng is significant given former chair Rubben Mahlaloga’s conviction on fraud charges and removal from the Icasa board last week.
Unisa vice principal for operations and facilities Marcia Socikwa tells Parliament the appointment of Minister Blade Nzimande’s son was based on merit.
It was a tough day in Parliament for four SABC board candidates who faced a grilling from the portfolio committee: one was quizzed on alleged mismanagement, one on his public support of Hlaudi Motsoeneng, and two defended their political positions on social media.
A former top official in the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Gift Buthelezi, told Parliament’s oversight committee on communications he wants to testify before the commission of inquiry into state capture to clear his name.
The first candidate being interviewed for a spot on the public broadcaster's board, Jasmina Patel, spoke at length about her history as an auditor, saying she has withstood interference and intimidation in the past.
Some have had experience working in the SABC, while others have taken government bigwigs to court and won.
President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed Mamodupi Mohlala-Mulaudzi as deputy chairperson of the struggling state broadcaster's board.
The National Assembly in Parliament HAS approved a report by the portfolio committee on communications, after it interviewed 24 candidates to fill eight vacancies at the board of the public service broadcaster.
Democratic Alliance MP Phumzile van Damme and Economic Freedom Fighters MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi took candidate Sembie Danana on about his role in a previous board before Hlaudi Motsoeneng became COO at the public service broadcaster.
SABC board hopeful Mamudupi Mohlala-Mulaudzi, who made headlines for a well-publicised legal battle with former president Jacob Zuma and former communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda, had an impressive CV - but found herself fielding questions about past controversies and battles boardroom battles.
Advocate Mathews Mofokeng told Parliament's portfolio committee on communications that he was the pilot the South African Broadcasting Corporation needs to steer it out of its troubles.
Parliament’s portfolio committee on communications will start the process of filling eight vacancies on the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s board, when the committee interviews 8 of its 24 shortlisted candidates.
Parliament's portfolio committee on communications has drafted its shortlist of 24 candidates who will be interviewed to fill the eight vacancies on the SABC board.
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