LISTEN: Febe Potgieter-Gqubule says SABC finances a priority for new board

The SABC board's newly appointed deputy chair, Febe Potgieter-Gqubule says the new team will have to build on the foundation of the interim board.

President Jacob Zuma announced the appointment of the SABC board members, three weeks after the deadline, on Tuesday.

READ: Zuma appoints new SABC board

Bongumusa Makhatini has been appointed chairperson.

Potgieter-Gqubule says the interim board has started a process to have road shows and public input on the editorial policy, and lists some of the responsibilities that lie ahead.

She adds that the first step would be to have a board induction.

Of course, the incoming board will have to build on the foundation of the interim board, issues around getting the finances of the SABC sorted out, questions of staff morale, issues of independent editorial policy which we started as well as making sure governance issues are addressed.

Febe Potgieter-Gqubule, SABC board deputy chair

ALSO READ: 'Staff morale at SABC very low, no salary increases'

I would imagine that those are amongst the priorities that the new board will have to look at.

Febe Potgieter-Gqubule, SABC board deputy chair

Click on the link below to listen to the full audio....


This article first appeared on 702 : LISTEN: Febe Potgieter-Gqubule says SABC finances a priority for new board


CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Adriaan Basson: This is a President desperate to show he is still in control

Adriaan Basson: This is a President desperate to show he is still in control

Tuesday proved to be an eventful day in South Africa with a cabinet reshuffle and SABC board appointment by President Zuma.

'A perception that new SABC board head is very close to President Jacob Zuma'

'A perception that new SABC board head is very close to President Jacob Zuma'

Media activist Kate Skinner analyses the board, with Bongumusa Makhathini now as chair and Febe Potgieter-Gqubule as his deputy.

Zuma appoints new SABC board

Zuma appoints new SABC board

The members have been appointed for a five-year period with immediate effect.

Organisations threaten legal action against Zuma over SABC board appointments

Organisations threaten legal action against Zuma over SABC board appointments

William Bird, Executive Director Media Monitoring explain why they are heading to the courts over the appointment of a permanent SABC board

BEMAWU demand SABC suspend managers responsible for SABC 8 axing

BEMAWU demand SABC suspend managers responsible for SABC 8 axing

BEMAWU have threatened strike action against the SABC. BEMAWU President Hannes du Buisson explains why.

'Staff morale at SABC very low, no salary increases'

'Staff morale at SABC very low, no salary increases'

Bemawu president Hannes du Buisson, says ousted SABC board tried its best to stabilise the broadcaster and get it back on track.

SABC 8's claims of 'secret' meeting dismissed by Presidency

SABC 8's claims of 'secret' meeting dismissed by Presidency

In an open letter, the SABC 8, raise concern over what they say is a "takeover" of the public broadcaster.

Popular articles
Fund manager lays criminal charges against former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste

Fund manager lays criminal charges against former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Benguela Global Fund Managers Chief Investment Officer Zwelakhe Mnguni.

France exploring ways to assist City of Cape Town with water crisis

France exploring ways to assist City of Cape Town with water crisis

Xanthea Limberg says no formal agreement has been reached but it looks forward to talks and learning more from France.

'ANC may split if Dlamini-Zuma is elected leader'

'ANC may split if Dlamini-Zuma is elected leader'

Political analyst Dr Somadoda Fikeni sat down with Ray White to discuss the future of the ANC.

'This puts pressure on Jacob Zuma to vacate office earlier'

'This puts pressure on Jacob Zuma to vacate office earlier'

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Daniel Silke, Political Economy Analyst at Political Futures Consultancy.

Predictably awesome new Nando's ad reminds South Africans ‘we can fix our sh$t’

Predictably awesome new Nando's ad reminds South Africans ‘we can fix our sh$t’

Watch the Guptas pack their bags and run in Nando's inspiring new advertisement.