The SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition notes the deepening crises at the SABC. According to news reports both the Chair and Deputy Chair have resigned. This creates a serious problem for the Corporation. According to the Broadcasting Act, 1999, a quorate Board consists of nine Board members including the Chairperson or deputy Chairperson. There only being nine members left and no Chairperson or Deputy, the Board is no longer quorate.
Need for an Emergency Parliamentary Hearing to Resolve Crises ay the SABC Board and Management LevelDate submitted: 7 March 2013
The SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition writes to Parliament noting with profound dismay and deep concern the ongoing crises at the SABC, at the level of both management and the Board.
The SOS Coalition is pleased to note the Minister of Communications’ announcement of the progress made in the long-awaited ICT Policy Review Process.
The Coalition is dismayed at the ongoing instability at the SABC and believes strongly that Parliament must play its role as the SABC’s key oversight structure.
We need to understand what the reasoning was behind Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s sudden removal and further what the SABC’s way forward is in terms of the filling of the COO position.