The chairman of the Portfolio Committee on Communications, Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize, has outlined the process of filling the eight vacant positions on the board of South African Broadcasting Corporations (SABC)
She outlined the conventional process to be followed in order to fill vacancies on the SABC board and other entities within the department of communications as follows:
-Upon receipt of a declaration of vacancy by the president through the office of the speaker, the committee shall deliberate and decide on the date on which the vacancy advertisement should be published.
-Applications from members of the public are addressed to the committee secretary until the deadline is set.
-The committee secretary shall collect all applications, summarise curricula vitae, print and prepare packages for the committee members.
-The committee then shortlists and conducts interviews and recommends successful candidates for adoption by the National Assembly.
-The names of successful candidates are forwarded to the president for appointment.
Professor Mkhize wished to draw the public’s attention to the fact that the committee initiated the process of filling the eight SABC board vacancies during the festive period and the closing date for applications was 21 December 2018, when the institution was closed for the festive holidays.
The process of capturing and compiling abridged versions of all CVs only began on the third week of January 2019. Professor Mkhize said the members of the committee will, upon receipt of all summarised CVs, reconvene to shortlist and conduct interviews at the earliest convenient date.