Nominations for new SABC board members open

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CAPE TOWN – Nominations for eight non-executive members on the SABC board has been opened.

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Communications has invited institutions and members of the public to nominate persons who will fill the vacancies.

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Closing date for nominations is on Friday and candidates who applied previously need not re-apply as their nominations will be considered.

“The positions arose from the withdrawal of Ms Nomvuyiso Batyi from the recommended list of 12 and the resignation of seven other members for the reminder of the term of office of the current board as stipulated in section 13(8) of the Broadcasting Act, No 4 of 1999,” the Portfolio Committee on Communications.

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The committee’s chairperson Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize, said members of the board, when viewed collectively, must be persons who are suited to serve on the board by virtue of, among other things, qualifications; expertise and experience in the field of broadcasting policy and technology, media law, broadcasting regulation, business practice and finance, journalism, marketing, and are South African citizens or permanent residents in the republic.