Jack Devnarain Fails To Make The SABC Board

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.

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.

Rachel Kalidass who did make it to the board admits to not even watching SABC 1 or SABC 2. 

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.

As for who did land a spot… these are the 12 contestants selected (click the links with their names to see their CVs):

Nomvuyiso Batyi
Rachel Kalidass
Khanyisile Kweyama
Bongumusa Makhathini  
Michael Markovitz
John Matisonn  
Dinkwanyane Mohuba 
Krish Naidoo 
Jack Phalane
Febbe Potgieter-Gqubule
Victor Rambau
Mathatha Tsedu

Sources: Twitter, TVSA

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