Communications minister calls SABC a dying institution

Communications minister calls SABC a dying institution

Communications minister Ayanda Dlodlo has called the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) a dying organisation.

Minister Dlodlo made the remark in reference to what type of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) the public broadcaster would need. She said the SABC needed someone with a proven track record of turning things around at dying organisations.

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She said that her department had struggled to find suitable qualified and experienced people to fill senior management positions. learned from that the SABC has no Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Operations Officer (COO) or CFO and President Zuma had missed the Tuesday deadline to approve the new permanent board of directors.

On Tuesday the SABC reported to Parliament that it had lost close to R1 billion in the last financial year. The public broadcaster faces declines in revenue from advertisers, sponsorships and TV licenses holders.

According to reports President Zuma was still applying his mind to the decision and wanted to ensure that the right people were appointed. The current temporary board’s term ended on Tuesday.

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