SABC to provide progress report on turnaround strategy to Parly committee

The SABC interim board under the leadership of Khanyisile Kweyama has had to report back to the committee on several issues.

FILE: The SABC headquarters in Johannesburg. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) interim board is expected to appear before Parliament again on Tuesday, to provide a progress report on its turnaround strategy.

Since its last appearance before the Communications Committee in June, embattled acting chief executive James Aguma has quit the broadcaster.

On Friday, the Johannesburg High Court set aside the broadcaster's controversial contract with LornaVision to collect license fees after the board told Parliament that the company was failing to meet its targets and was using SABC staff to do the work.

The SABC interim board under the leadership of Khanyisile Kweyama has had to report back to the Parliamentary committee on several issues.

Among them, forensic investigations it wants to hand over to the Special Investigating Unit, but for which the president has yet to sign a proclamation.

The board has also been faced with disciplinary action against Aguma and former chief operating officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, both of whom have now left the SABC.

The Democratic Alliance's Phumzile van Damme says she will be pushing for the board to reveal just how much is needed to get the broadcaster back on its feet.

At its previous meeting, Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo said that the amount was still subject to discussion with Treasury.

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)