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Four candidates impress MPs during interviews to fill SABC board vacancy

Four candidates impress MPs during interviews to fill SABC board vacancy

People of parliament’s portfolio committee on communications might well presumably possess a tough time choosing a correct candidate from the 5 it has shortlisted to fill a vacancy on the SABC board.

Its sub committee interviewed four candidates on Friday and were impressed with their credentials. The candidates were Mpho Tsedu, Nalini Maharaj, Barbara Sangweni and Dr Rene Horne.

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Within the meantime, one candidate, Senamile Masango, requested a postponement of the interview, citing an earlier dedication which might well presumably now not be rescheduled.   

The committee had at the delivery set aside aside permitted six names, on the other hand Dr Nombeko Mbava pulled out on the 11th hour.

“Dr Nombeko Mbava final evening wrote to the chairperson within the evening, telling the committee and expressing how humbled she modified into that she modified into shortlisted to wait on on the board. However, she has brought it to the consideration of the committee that she has currently been appointed by the president as the plump-time chairperson of the financial and fiscal price and due to this truth, due to the anticipated commitments that near with the intention and the indisputable truth that she would now not desire to over commit herself in exercising the kind of fiducial responsibility, she wants to withdraw her candidacy,” talked about the committee secretary. 

The board vacancy arose with the resignation of Bernedette Muthien. 

The advertisement for the vacancy modified into published in all 11 reliable languages in two national newspapers, two regional newspapers and 7 neighborhood media newspapers. Sixty-nine nominations were received.

While the final public broadcaster has been marred by allegations of corruption, mismanagement and maladministration within the previous, the candidates possess vowed to near the entity’s plans to rehabilitate, alternate the face of the establishment and create it financially viable again.

Horne holds a PhD in political financial system with more than 20 years’ experience in delivering scheme, financial prognosis, financial threat mitigation, alternate pattern and tutorial directorship within the sub-Saharan African context. Currently, she is a programme director on the Wits Enterprise College the set aside aside she leads the MBA and world programmes for the college and liaises with likely possibilities to magnify enrolment and the WBS footprint. 

Sangweni is a inclined SABC employee with over seven years’ experience serving to to create sure the SABC television channels and radio stations adhere to their mandate as residing out by ICASA.  She additionally serves in a different of board positions. She told the committee that she would add label to the board and sought to restore confidence, integrity and the image of the organisation. 

Maharaj is an attorney and forensic investigator with over 15 years’ experience. She is a fragment-time lecturer at Wits. Her credentials consist of serving within the parliamentary drafting committee, with extensive experience in drafting legislation at national level. She has served on diverse boards of entities.   

Tsedu is a inclined broadcast journalist, SABC employee and is the founding father of an organization that has serviced foremost companies together with SA breweries, Anglo platinum and diverse authorities departments. He is accountable for growing and managing implementation of suggestions and  budgets.

The committee is on Tuesday anticipated to interview the eminent candidate after which it is going to document to the Nationwide Assembly with its solutions as soon as qualification and security verifications were concluded.


Four candidates impress MPs during interviews to fill SABC board vacancy