The South African Qualifications Authority (Saqa) has refuted claims by Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo, that it did not send the required documents to conclude the appointment of a permanent board at the SABC.
Dlodlo has blamed the delay on Saqa missing a deadline to return vetted names to her department.
She says there was an initial misunderstanding between her department and the Presidency on who would conduct the vetting process blaming the qualifications authority for the hold-up.
CEO Joe Samuels called into the Karima Brown Show on Thursday and categorically denied this.
Brown explains further.
I really pushed her, who in the department had informed her that they should not be involve in what she referred to as parallel processes, she wouldn't explain.— Karima Brown, political analyst
In essence what you have is a Minster who effectively threw the presidency a lifeline by falling on her own sword and saying that she must take responsibility for the miscommunication.— Karima Brown, political analyst
The Minister is being completely disingenuous because she is blaming everybody else except the President who has all the facilities to actually vet people. It strengthens the suspicions that the President is in fact delaying because he does not like some of the names of people on the board because they are independent minded.— Karima Brown, political analyst
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This article first appeared on 702 : Dlodlo "disingenuous" for blaming Saqa for SABC board delays: Brown