Monday, January 31, 2011

BREAKING. Four new SABC board members to be announced in parliament any time from after 10 February.

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According to parliament's portfolio committee on communications the names of the 4 new permanent SABC board members that's set to join the SABC board will be announced after the president's State of the Nation address, but before the end of the first quarter.

The 4 new SABC members will replace David Niddrie, Barbara Masekela, Felleng Sekha and Makgatho Mello who all resigned last year after bitter in-fighting between the SABC board and the SABC board chairperson dr Ben Ngubane.

The committee that's still finalizing their schedule will make the announcement any time after the State of the Nation address which will be taking place on Thursday, 10 February and 20 March.

. . . Speaking of which, I can already tell you that SABC2 tells me the channel will definitely broadcast the State of the Nation live on Thursday 10 February between 18:00 and 20:30, which means that 7de Laan will fall away with 2 episodes of 7de Laan going out the next day on 11 February between 18:00 and 19:00. I've also asked the eNews Channel (DStv 403) last week but haven't had a response yet. SABC2 will also have the budget speech live on 23 February between 14:00 and 16:00 canceling the 7de Laan and Muvhango repeats.