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It wasn’t me, says SABC acting CEO on R5.1 bln irregular expenditure

On Tuesday, acting South African Broadcasting Corporation chief executive, James Aguma presented the broadcasters 2016/17 annual report to the Parliament’s portfolio committee on communication. Aguma spoke of progress regarding audience figures for radio and television, its progress on financial management, blaming a R411 million loss on expenditure on unforeseen events of national interest, less than three percent […]

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Battle for appointment of 5-member SABC interim board begins

Seventeen names were presented by MPs for nomination to an interim South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board on Tuesday. During a meeting of Parliament portfolio committee on communications, the ANC nominated eight people. They included Mathata Tsedu, a veteran journalist and Wits journalism professor, and three former board members; Krish Naidoo, Rachel Kalidass and David […]

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Opposition MPs urge Zuma to sign Fica Bill urgently

PARLIAMENT – Opposition MPs on Tuesday, urged President Jacob Zuma to sign the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Bill without delay after the National Assembly adopted minor changes to it aimed at answering his concerns that it may be unconstitutional. African Christian Democratic Party MP Steve Swart noted that years after Parliament revised the bitterly contested […]

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Sassa seeks new deal with CPS to pay grants

PARLIAMENT – Negotiations to enter into a new contract with Cash Paymaster Services to distribute welfare grants to more than 17-million South Africans will begin on Wednesday, the SA Social Security Agency said on Tuesday. Sassa’s project manager Zodwa Mvulwani told Parliament’s watchdog public accounts committee the controversial approach to CPS would technically entail a […]