File: The list will be tabled in the National Assembly for debate and final adoption.
JOHANNESBURG - The ailing SABC could soon have board members.
The Portfolio Committee on Communications has approved 8 candidates to fill the vacant posts at the public broadcaster.
The candidates include David Maimela, Prof Sathasivan Cooper, Mary Papayya, Dr Marcia Socikwa, Jasmina Patel, Bernedette Muthien, Adv Benjamin Motshedi Lekalakala, Mamodupi Mohlala-Molaudzi.
Last year, the SABC board resigned over a number of issues including a lack of funds and disagreements over retrenchments.
“We thank the department for putting together a comprehensive presentation at short notice and putting together a team that is focusing on the merger between the Department of Communications and the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services,” said Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize, chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Communications.
The names will be forwarded to the National Assembly for debate and approval next week.