Delay in appointment of new SABC board puzzling - Media Monitoring

This week President Jacob Zuma's office said he won't be appointing anyone to the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) executive board, before he is satisfied that Parliament has chosen fit and proper people for the job.

Earlier this month 12 candidates were approved to serve on the board.

The presidency said however that it is treating it with the necessary urgency and that security checks are being undertaken before giving the go ahead.

Executive Director at Media Monitoring, William Bird says there is no valid reason for the delay.

You would think that given the state of other enterprises that government is looking after, and given the state of the SABC, that this would have really been a priority.

William Bird, Executive Director at Media Monitoring

It is like the CEO of any normal company going, hang on a minute I am not gonna make it because I need to check their CV.

William Bird, Executive Director at Media Monitoring

I think for a change, we had a really rigorous parliamentary process and it really does defy logic as to why the delay would be taking place now.

William Bird, Executive Director at Media Monitoring

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