Dial down communications minister's role in the SABC - analyst

A recommendation by the Ad hoc Committee into the SABC, to reconsider Communications Minister Faith Muthambi’s position has been escalated by opposition parties who have called for the minister’s axing.

The report by the ad hoc committee was formally adopted in Parliament on Tuesday.

Now an interim board is expected to be appointed as soon as possible to implement the recommendations of the inquiry into the public broadcaster.

Kate Skinner is an independent broadcast researcher who has been following the inquiry.

Skinner says the report has made clear a need for better legislation, ensuring that the minister has less of an influence on public broadcaster’s dealings.

What you needing to do is to make sure at a level of legislation we make sure that the minister plays less of a role.

Kate Skinner, independent broadcast researcher

That’s where I think the ad hoc committee report is interesting…It says what Faith Muthambi was doing was trying to use the Company’s Act as much as possible because it gave her more powers as a shareholder.

Kate Skinner, independent broadcast researcher

Listen to the full audio below...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Wits Nehawu members down tools over salaries

Wits Nehawu members down tools over salaries

Nehawu Wits acting secretary Tumisho Madihlaba says negotiations with management deadlocked resulting in a strike.

Former Eskom interim CEO Sean Maritz under fire for signing off R400 mil payment

Former Eskom interim CEO Sean Maritz under fire for signing off R400 mil payment

‘Documents show that the fee contract was entered into by Anoj Singh & signed off by the acting CEO Sean Maritz' - Chris Yelland

May the Fourth be with you, a celebration of Star Wars Day

May the Fourth be with you, a celebration of Star Wars Day

May 4 marks "May the Fourth be with you," Day celebrated by fans George Lucas' fans of his Star Wars global movie franchise.

We can't call for removal of Faith Muthambi - SABC inquiry chair

We can't call for removal of Faith Muthambi - SABC inquiry chair

Parliament has adopted the SABC inquiry report, but committee chair Vincent Smith says the President must take necessary actions.

Majority of MPs endorse final SABC inquiry report

Majority of MPs endorse final SABC inquiry report

Members of Parliament in the National Assembly will have to back the report before the recommendations can be implemented.

#SABCinquiry: MPs disagree on action against Muthambi

#SABCinquiry: MPs disagree on action against Muthambi

Parliament's ad hoc committee into the SABC is set to finalise its draft report on Friday.

Popular articles
Hits from the bong (it’s legal!)… then off to work I go?

Hits from the bong (it’s legal!)… then off to work I go?

The consequences of consuming dagga at home and showing up at the office high. Bruce Whitfield interviews a labour lawyer.

Tax ombud to probe Sars – yet again - after taxpayers complain

Tax ombud to probe Sars – yet again - after taxpayers complain

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Adv. Eric Mkhawane, CEO at the Office of the Tax Ombud.

Medical aid premiums are set to increase in 2019

Medical aid premiums are set to increase in 2019

The submissions are currently with the Council for Medical Schemes for consideration.

'We can barely enforce tobacco legislation, how will we to deal with dagga?'

'We can barely enforce tobacco legislation, how will we to deal with dagga?'

International law enforcement expert and former Drug Unit Commander Lobo das Neves says ruling opens a different can of worms.

[WATCH] Dad stops baby from crying, Emmy acceptance speech turns into proposal

[WATCH] Dad stops baby from crying, Emmy acceptance speech turns into proposal

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.