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Operations at the SABC are continuing without hindrance

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says the operations at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) are on track without the board.

SABC Headquaters in Johannesburg, Gauteng

Minister Dlodlo said her department is expecting feedback from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the process of the verification of qualifications for all the candidates submitted for the President’s approval.

“Once received, the information will be handed to the Presidency for processing, which should allow the President to effectively exercise his discretion.

“I must also indicate that the operations at the SABC are continuing without hindrance and any matter that requires the attention of the Board shall be dealt with in terms of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) which empowers the Chief Executive to act as an accounting officer in the absence of a Board,” Minister Dlodlo said.

She said expediting the process of filling vacant executive management posts and sorting out the labour relations issues that stifle delivery, as well as contribute negatively to staff morale remains a priority.

“On the financial viability of the institution, I am pleased to report that we have presented a fresh proposal to National Treasury and are now awaiting a response in this regard. Much more work lies ahead in the journey of recovery at the SABC but with greater cooperation and stakeholder support, we will surely achieve the stability and viability of this entity,” she said.

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