Structural changes needed at SABC - Media Monitoring Africa

Today is the last day for Parliament hearings into fitness of SABC board to hold office.

Executive director of Media Monitoring Africa, William Bird, says the Parliamentary ad hoc committee will have to submit the report on 28 February next year.

Bird says people should not only be held accountable, but stakeholders involved should also look at structural issues that have allowed the SABC to deteriorate to the current position.

Former SABC board members and senior journalists have given damning evidence against Communications Minister Faith Muthambi and SABC group executive for corporate affairs Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

We really need to make sure evidence is translated into clear and strong action. Equally important that strong action is translated into laws and accountability structures. Unless those things are changed we would be starting another circle of crisis.

William Bird, Media Monitoring executive director

We must be clear that we would not be in this position had Parliament acted in 2008 to address some of the structural issues.

William Bird, Media Monitoring executive director

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