The Chairperson of the SABC has announced the appointment of Chris Maroleng as the Chief Operations Officer of the SABC, with effect from 1 February 2018.

Maroleng holds an Honours and a Masters degrees from the University of Cape Town and has received several post-graduate scholarships and awards.

He has had successful careers at senior management level in television, telecommunications and corporate affairs.

The SABC Board says the appointment of the Chief Operations Officer is a significant step towards stabilising the leadership of the SABC.

The Board is satisfied that this appointment process has followed all legal and governance requirements.

The adverts for the Group CEO and CFO have been placed, and the deadline for applications has been extended to 14 February 2018.

See SABC statement below: