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Parliament to approve new SABC board

Tuesday 5 September 2017 08:02

Lulama Matya

The five-member interim board’s six-month term comes to an end later in September.(SABC)

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) should have a new board before the end of the week.

Parliament's Communications Committee chairperson Humphrey Maxhegwana, says the National Assembly will approve the 12 candidates to serve on the board in the next few days.

Maxhegwana says the committee will soon decide on the final candidates.

"Well nobody knows, but all  individual parties before the interviews they were so supportive of all of them. But the process of interviews took place and that's what we are going to discuss on Wednesday. It will be the decision of the committee informed by their performance in the interviews they have the support of all South Africans."

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) has meanwhile welcomed the beginning of the an investigation by the SIU into allegations of dodgy procurement deals at the SABC.

Scopa also says it hopes all the officials of the SABC will cooperate fully with the investigation so that it can get to the bottom of the root causes of maladministration at the public broadcaster.

Scopa Chairperson Themba Godi  has thanked the interim board for stabilising the corporation from the dire situation it was in.

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