I don't want to macromanage SABC board- Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says the interim board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has her full support "to steer the public broadcaster to the right direction".

Dlodlo says she has put together the task team to assist the interim board to determine areas of intervention and support by the Communications Department and National Treasury.

She says she wants the board to focus on human resources, labor relations and financial issues at SABC.

I do not want to macromanage the board.

Ayanda Dlodlo, Communications Minister

I am keeping a very safe distance.

Ayanda Dlodlo, Communications Minister

I will just have to look at things from a strategic perspective, and make sure that I provide necessary support.

Ayanda Dlodlo, Communications Minister

The interim board has said it considers reversing some of the decisions made by the former chief operations officer (COO), Hlaudi Motsoeneng, including the MultiChoice deal and playing 90% local music to all SABC radio stations.

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It has instructed SABC management to proceed with the advertisement of the positions of group chief executive officer (GCEO) and COO with immediate effect.

It's their responsibility to make sure that right now they find the right people to steer the SABC.

Ayanda Dlodlo, Communications Minister

Dlodlo took over from Faith Muthambi after President Jacob Zuma announced new Cabinet last month.

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Speaking to Talk At Nine's Karima Brown, Dlodlo says she supports editorial independence.

In understanding that independence, journalists and editors also need to understand the public mandate of the SABC. Information must be given to people as is, but it also needs to be information that help our people make choices, know what is going on around them.

Ayanda Dlodlo, Communications Minister

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