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22 Aug 2017 18:53
When approved by the president, the board will serve for a maximum term of five years. (Delwyn Verasamy/M&G)
Parliament’s portfolio committee on communications has shortlisted 36 names to be called in for parliamentary interviews for a position on the permanent SABC board.
The candidates will be interviewed over three days, on August 29 - 30 and September 1.
All five of the SABC interim board members have made it to the list. Their term as interim members will end on September 26.
They are interim chairperson Khanyisile Kweyama, deputy Mathatha Tsedu, Krish Naidoo, John Matisson and Febe Potgieter-Gqubule.
The other 31 candidates to be called in for interviews include:
Nomvuyo Batyi7. 8. Thabiso Ramotso9. Kharidzha Dzuguda Rufus10. Michael Markovitz11. Willie Currie12. Sindile Kama13. Deenadaylen Konar14. Harriet Meier15. Dawn Earp16. Michael Bauer17. Chris Greenland18. Desmond Golding19. Manaka Mathumo20. Victor Rambau21. Thsifhiwa Khoroba22. Mcebo Khumalo23. Seipati Khumalo24. Thidzimba Nethengwe25. Cikizwa Dingi26. Louise Vale27. Yaasir Haffajee28. Kwanele Gumbi29. Jack Devnarian30. Bongumusa Makhathini31. Nkosana Mbokane32. Michael Sass33. Jim Matsho34. Jack Phahlane35. Dinkanyane Mohuba36. Leanne Govindsamy
Following a relatively smooth process, MPs found themselves arguing about candidate 12, Sindile Kama.
The ANC was adamant that Kama’s name was placed on the original shortlist of 20 before the lunch break, but had fallen through the cracks in capturing.
Democratic Alliance (DA) MP Gavin Davis objected, saying Kama was not a “common candidate”, a candidate agreed to by more than just one party. He also questioned Kama’s qualifications and work experience, holding only a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi was more diplomatic, claiming, “If this is the quality of the ANC candidates, no problem. Bring him to Parliament. Let him be interviewed,” he said with a smile, suggesting he would not have an easy interview.
In the end, his name was added to the list.
A final set of names will need to be agreed to by the committee following the interviews.
The names will then need to be passed by the National Assembly, and approved by President Jacob Zuma by the September 26 deadline.
The SABC board may have a maximum of 12 non-executive members, including a chairperson and deputy, and three executive members - the chief executive, and financial and operations officers.
It needs at least nine members, including either the chairperson or deputy, to form a quorum.
When approved by the president, the board will serve for a maximum term of five years. - News24
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