Parly’s Communications Committee hears how SABC executives are vetted

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SABC board chairperson Bongumusa Makhathini has told Parliament’s Communications Committee that the vetting of executives is done before they assume office.

Makhathini was responding to the Democratic Alliance (DA)’s new Member of the Committee Dianne Kohler Barnard and the African National Congress’s (ANC) Dr Mike Basopu who wanted to know why the vetting of SABC executives was done after their appointments.

Makhathini, the public broadcaster’s CEO Madoda Mxakwe, COO Ian Plaatjies and the CFO Yolande van Biljon appeared virtually before the committee.

They gave feedback on the corporation’s turnaround strategy and the vetting of executives.

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) led the delegation of executives from various state-owned entities.

Makhathini says, “The process of vetting is such that the confirmation of the appointment of the executive is subject to a successful vetting process. So, an appointment is not confirmed until the vetting report has been produced and is positive. So, that’s how the vetting is done.”