Names and CVs of SABC board candidates to be published for public comment
The interim board’s six-month term ends next month.
CAPE TOWN - Members of Parliament (MPs) have agreed to publish the names and CVs of shortlisted candidates to serve on the SABC board for public comment.
Lawmakers arrived at the decision on Tuesday while hashing out a framework for choosing the 12 people who will eventually serve on the public broadcaster’s board.
President Jacob Zuma confirmed the appointment of an interim board in March this year to stabilise the cash-strapped broadcaster which had lurched from crisis after crisis. That board’s six-month term ends next month.
Parliament’s Communications Portfolio Committee has received 363 resumes.
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Next week they will start whittling this figure down to 36.
The public will then get a chance to comment on the shortlisted candidates.
MPs also debated how the interviews should run.
Economic Freedom Fighters’ MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi was pushing for it to be done over two days.
Others wanted more time. In the end, they decided on three days.
“There’s something unfair about extending it over if it is also happening in public for some of the candidates that will come over the first two days or even on the first day, by the time I arrive on the fourth day I’m used to you.”
No dates have yet been set.