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Scopa roasts SABC acting executives

PARLIAMENT – Parliament’s watchdog on public money on Wednesday roasted South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) acting executives for not being able to fully explain the R5.1-billion in irregular expenditure, and promised to hound the public broadcaster’s leadership until that explanation is provided. Briefing the standing committee on public accounts (Scopa), acting SABC group CE James Aguma […]

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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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MPs set to dismiss Hlaudi’s claims of prejudice at SABC inquiry

PARLIAMENT – Former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) executive, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, claims he was prejudiced during a parliamentary inquiry into the affairs of the broadcaster, it emerged on Tuesday. Parliament’s ad hoc committee conducting the probe met to discuss a summary of submissions it received on its damning draft report. In the summary, it’s noted […]