The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is not renewing the contract of its news chief Snuki Zikalala, when it expires this week.
SABC board chairperson Kanyi Mkhonza points out that the corporation felt it is time to hand over the baton (to someone other than Zikalala) who can bring fresh ideas to the broadcaster.
The public broadcaster’s parting of ways with Zikalala comes in the wake of calls by the African National Congress and its youth wing for the SABC to look for a new news boss.
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board has passed a vote of no confidence against its chairperson, Kanyisiwe Mkhonza.
Some board members have asked Mkhonza to resign after she was accused of being at the centre of the controversies that have pushed the SABC to the brink of collapse.
"Board members met two weeks ago to tell her that they think she should go, in the interests of ensuring (that) the organisation is able to rise from the crisis," says one board member.
The SABC has been lurching – for years - from crisis to crisis to the extent that its editorial and programming credibility, financial viability and institutional sustainability are now seriously in question.
Civil Society written representations on the Bill
Summary of position after passing of Bill through the NA
The Draft Broadcasting Amendment Bill