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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

SABC appoints Graham Welch as acting general manager for TV to temporarily replace Maijang Sam Mpherwane who left.


The SABC has appointed Graham Welch as the acting general manager for TV to temporarily replace Maijang Sam Mpherwane who has had enough and left the SABC at the end of July.

The SABC made no public announcement of Graham Welch's appointment to temporarily head up the SABC's television division.

Graham Welch is the SABC's general manager for editorial policy.

Graham Welch has now been appointed acting GM for TV, but is actually currently busy touring South Africa on a listening tour through various provinces to interact with people about the SABC's editorial policies that urgently needs to be updated.

Since August the SABC's already struggling TV division is even more rudderless, lacking the full focus of two permanent executives in the beleaguered public broadcaster's two top TV positions.

Nomsa Philiso, appointed the SABC's TV boss in August 2016 in the highest ranking TV position is now serving as acting SABC CEO, with Maijang Sam Mpherwane who served in the second highest position who is gone.

The leadership vacuum within the SABC's TV division once again leaves South Africa's TV industry fearful and wondering about what's happening at the public broadcaster.

The SABC is struggling with various massive challenges ranging from falling TV ratings and diminishing audience share to being unable to pay all local South African producers and content suppliers.