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‘Due diligence process’ required in appointment of SABC board, says Zuma

PRETORIA, October 8 – President Jacob Zuma on Sunday denied that the lengthy delay in the appointment of the new South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board members recommended by the National Assembly is because he has “certain preferences or does not like” certain candidates. The presidency was concerned about the “rumours and gossip” that continued […]

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Zuma still mulling fitness, qualifications of new SABC board nominees, his office says

CAPE TOWN, September 28 – President Jacob Zuma’s office on Thursday responded to criticism of his failure to date to confirm the appointment of new board members of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) by saying he needed to consider their fitness for the position and verify their qualifications. Parliament’s portfolio committee on communications submitted […]

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SABC apologises to Dlamini-Zuma for ‘mistakes’ on recent news bulletins

JOHANNEBURG, September 24 – The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Sunday apologised to African National Congress MP and presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma for the “recent mistakes on our news bulletins”. The SABC believed that “these mistakes were demeaning” to Dlamini-Zuma, SABC acting group CEO Nomsa Philiso said in a statement. “In early August this […]

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MPs to interview remaining 12 candidates vying for SABC board posts

JOHANNESBURG, September 1 – The interviewing of the last 12 candidates to sit on the board of the cash-strapped South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) would resume on Friday. Thirty-six candidates were shortlisted, with one having withdrawn from the process. The term of the interim board ends on September 26. They were appointed after a parliamentary […]