Tuesday, November 22, 2011
BREAKING. A 'war room' created for the SABC to deal specifically with the public broadcaster, within the department of communications.
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A ''war room'' is being set up within South Africa's department of communications to deal with crisis management regarding the SABC.
The new minister of communications, Dina Pule, revealed to parliament today that a ''war room'' is being created within the department of communications. ''When I looked at the challenges that we have, I thought they [SABC] need a war room,'' said Dina Pule.
Dina Pule's presentation at the portfolio committee on communications noted operational inneficiencies at the SABC, noting that ''concerns relating to operational inefficiency need to be addressed by the SABC management urgently'' and that ''the key executive positions of group CEO, chief financial officer and chief operating officer are still vacant, posing a management challenge'' at the SABC.
Members of the portfolio committee welcomed the decision to create a war room within the department of communications to deal with the SABC so that you can ''see what has to be done, and what has been done. This will be a very critical component of the roll-out of the SABC's turnaround strategy''.
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