Wednesday, March 31, 2010

BREAKING. Sentech chief executive, Sebiletso Mokone-Matabane quits.

The chief executive of the national TV signal distributor Sentech, Sebiletso Mokone-Matabane has quit although she said she'd remain in the position until the end of September.

The beleaguered Sentech was recently described as''rudderless'', ''in urgent need of a turnaround strategy'' and that ''urgent action is needed to avoid Sentech from lapsing into terminal decline''. The government's ministerial task team further called Sentech ''inadequately funded and misdirected''.

A new Sentech board will be constituted for the state-owned signal distributor that's mired in debt and is pivotal for South Africa's digital television migration in the switchover from analogue television to digital terrestrial television (DTT).