Thursday, November 17, 2011
BREAKING. The Support Public Broadcasting Coalition (SOS) calls for dr Ben Ngubane, SABC chairperson, to be removed by parliament.
The Support Public Broadcasting Coalition (SOS) a massive public pressure and interest group representing the vast majority of South Africa's TV industry who recently called for dr Ben Ngubane, SABC chairperson to resign immediately, is now calling on the South African government to have dr Ben Ngubane removed.
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Several other organisations and groups are also united in the chorus calling for dr Ben Ngubane to step down and resign, ranging from trade unions like the SABC's biggest trade union Bemawu who is calling dr Ben Ngubane ''a liar'', to the massive trade group the South African Screen Federation who is unhappy with the ''continuous chaos at the SABC and who represents thousands of companies, workers, studios, interest groups and film, television and audiovisual content organisations.
''Instead of leading the vision of a quality public broadcaster that the public can confidently invest resources in, the SABC chairperson, dr Ben Ngubane, has provided little or no leadership,'' says the Support Public Broadcasting Coalition (SOS) in a strongly-worded statement.
''Further he has in fact been directly involved in corporate governance breaches. We have called on dr Ben Ngubane of the SABC to resign. However, he has not resigned. We are now calling for the chairperson, dr Ben Ngubane to be removed by parliament,'' says the SOS in the statement.
''South African citizens demand a public broadcaster that has the resources and strategic leadership to meet the information needs of all South Africans. We demand a SABC that holds government and corporate power to account, and provides the information and platforms for discussion vital to the functions of our democracy,'' says the SOS.
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