Parliament’s Communications Portfolio Committee has chosen the 12 people who they recommend for the new SABC Board after last week’s interviews of the short listed candidates.
The new board is expected to oversee the affairs of the public broadcaster once the five-member interim board’s term ends later this month.
The BAD news: Isidingo’s Jack Devnarain isn’t one of the chosen 12, it’s a deeply disappointing state of affairs.
Friends, its decided: Im not meant to serve you on the #SABCboard. I'd never have come this far without you! Thank you for being my strength
— Jack Devnarain (@JackD157) September 5, 2017
No-one can convince us that he doesn’t have the right credentials because he does. His most notable credential is the fact that he’s starred on an SABC show for 15 years. He’s an integral part of the SABC’s process and product and knows what needs to be known.
— TVwithThinus (@TVwithThinus) September 5, 2017
Rachel Kalidass who did make it to the board admits to not even watching SABC 1 or SABC 2.
— Phil Mphela (@PhilMphela) September 5, 2017
The official opposition party, Democratic Alliance have objected to the appointment of Krish Naidoo & Febbe Potgieter-Gqubule describing the move as the re-deployment of ANC cadres.
We strongly objected to the re-deployment of ANC cadres, Krish Naidoo & Febe Potgieter-Gqubule to the #SABCboard
— Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) September 5, 2017
As for who did land a spot… these are the 12
contestants selected (click the links with their names to see their CVs):
— Scapegoat (@AndiMakinana) September 5, 2017
Sources: Twitter, TVSA