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Former head of news Phatiswa Magopeni heads list of SABC board candidates – SABC News


Former head of news and current affairs, Fatiswa Magopeni, heads the list of 12 candidates put forward by the Democratic Alliance (DA), Diane Kohler-Barnard. SABC Council.

The subcommittees are conducting discussions to find the most suitable candidates to be recommended for appointment.

Magopeni is followed by Renee Horne and Telisa Tipanyane.

Others on the DA list include Professor Frans Kruger, Quentin Green, Lance Rothschild, Zolani Matthews, Jack Fallon, Katutshela Ramuhumba, Mpho Tsedu, Thembisa Fakude and Kingomd Mashuenyane.

Kohler-Barnard gave reasons why Magopeni, Horne and Tipanyane top the list: “But the number one issue for me was the experience in this subject that could benefit the SABC. So my number one choice is Phatiswa Magopeni as former head of SABC News. Her knowledge is encyclopedic. Dr. Renee Horn, I agree with you as the current Board member has demonstrated continuity. Attorney Tipanyane gave a stunning interview, he is my third choice.”

ANC candidates

The African National Congress (ANC) in a sub-committee of Parliament’s Communications Committee has proposed 13 names to be considered for recommendation for the SABC board.

The first name on the ANC list is former SABC journalist Dr Renee Horne.

This is followed by two former Councilors David Maimela and Dinkwanyane Mohuba.

Lawyer Magdalena Munsamy and media expert Frans Kruger are also on the list.

Others include Dr. Oscar van Heerden, Palesa Kadi, Nomwuisa Bata, Ifheli Mahwanya, Rearabetsoe Motaung, Lumko Mtsimde, Tselisa Tipanyane and Langa Zita.

ANC sub-committee member Lesiba Molala explained the reasons behind the ANC’s proposal.

“Chairman, I said that we were guided by the following principles. One is continuity, the second is gender, the third is we look at the results from an interview perspective, and the fourth is we also looked at youth and minority representation. These are the principles that guided this proposal.”

In the video below is a discussion of the communications sub-committee for the new SABC Board:


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